Finally, the dust from the 2018 midterm election has settled. The general wisdom is that the returns were mixed for proponents of environmental and climate change policy. Here are a few key takeaways.
climate, EEP, energy, environmental policy
I-1631: Washington State’s Ticket to Climate Leadership
Putting a fair price on carbon pollution is exactly what my home state of Washington has a chance to do this November, as voters decide whether to enact Initiative 1631.
climate, conservation, EEP, forests, students
Carbon Offsets for Conservation
Because many carbon offset projects relate to forests, wetlands and other natural land uses, they also may provide a significant benefit in some areas for conservation of land and ecosystems. My Master’s Project looked to find what role carbon offsets play in promoting conservation in North Carolina.
climate, conservation, EEP, environmental policy, forests, students, travel
Farms and Forests: the Future of Federal Climate Policy?
What will it take to reduce our national greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in 2050? That is a question I’ve been grappling with all year as part of Duke’s Bass Connections program, an initiative thatContinue reading
conservation, EEP, environmental policy
The conservation law that everyone loves could soon be gone
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a political unicorn. At a time when the environment ranks as the most polarizing issue in Washington, LWCF (a mouthful of an acronym for the Fund) is overflowingContinue reading
climate, EEP, environmental policy, students
A recipe for real change: the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
Duke’s Environmental Law & Policy Clinic offers non-law students like Alex Rudee (MEM’18) the opportunity to dive headfirst into pro-bono legal cases.
climate, EEP, environmental policy
Washington State’s Carbon Cap Experiment
With my final papers submitted and my first year of grad school officially in the books, I left Durham for a little R&R in my hometown of Seattle, Washington. Of course, it’s not so easyContinue reading
climate, conservation, EEP, environmental policy, students
Why green is the new red, white & blue
On Friday, the “Biodiversity Days” conference hosted by the E.O. Wilson Foundation wrapped up at the Nicholas School. It was a two-day whirlwind of renowned speakers, invigorating discussion and inspiring stories about protecting life onContinue reading
climate, conservation, EEP, environmental economics, environmental health, environmental policy, forests, students, sustainability, water
How Much is an Ecosystem Worth?
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity be a part of “A Community on Ecosystem Services” (ACES for short) in Jacksonville, Florida. Through the ACES conference, which was attended by over 500 federal agency employees, academicContinue reading
climate, EEP, energy, environmental policy, students
Climate Action in the Age of Trump
Welcome to the Age of Trump. Few if any members of the environmental community expected the result that millions of Americans woke up to on Wednesday, November 9. Fueled by a surge of support fromContinue reading