With job hunt season at the Nicholas School upon us, here are three tips for environmental job hunting.
How to Teach Climate Change in Trump Country: Perspectives from a New York Times Reporter
How do you convince stalwart supporters of Donald Trump that climate change is real? That was the question that James Sutter struggled to answer when he accepted a position as a high-school science teacher inContinue reading
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
alumni, climate, energy, environmental policy, students
What’s Lacking in the Fracking Debate?
I went to a talk by author Daniel Raimi to hear his expert take on fracking, an industry that is polarizing not just along the political spectrum but even within the environmental community itself.
students, sustainability, travel
A New Year in New Orleans
New Orleans is, more and more, embracing development that is both environmentally and socially sustainable as it continues to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina.
conservation, forests, students, travel
Hiking for the Holidays (a new reason to love public land)
“Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.” -William Wordsworth Some holiday traditions are as old as family lore, passed down from grandparents to mothers and fathers and then toContinue 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, environmental policy, students
Can Congress be Bipartisan on Climate?
Unlike tax reform, healthcare and financial regulation, addressing climate change will never work as a one-party issue. We all need to pitch in to create a livable climate.
climate, energy, students, sustainability
The World According to Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is the first to admit that he’s a natural introvert, more comfortable writing his thoughts on the page than exclaiming them to an audience. But his years of public activism and personal dedication to the cause shone through in all he had to say, and I don’t think I was alone in hanging onto his every word.