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Striving for Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity in FEMA Climate Change Policy

December 22, 2021 by Ju-Ching Huang Climate change Regulations Sustainability

How well can FEMA's existing flood insurance and grant programs protect Americans under climate change? Background  Climate change is now impacting Americans' daily lives, and floods, in particular, are a pressing issue. Under the threat of climate…

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Continued Progress with Vineyard Wind 1 is Promising for Offshore Wind Power

March 29, 2021 by Rachel Schwartz Oceans Renewable Energy Sustainability

On March 8, 2021, the Biden Administration took a significant step toward finalizing the approval of America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. Vineyard Wind 1, located 14 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, has the potential to power 400,000 homes.

Bike Sharing in China –– From Bicycle Graveyards to a Regulated Industry

April 29, 2020 by Jie Yang Climate change International Regulations Sustainability

Bike sharing is considered an environmental-friendly way of commuting.[1] It reduces people’s needs for driving and hence reduces carbon emission.[2] It also provides a solution to the “last mile” issue in urban commuting and promotes the development…

A Polymer Problem: How Plastic Production and Consumption is Polluting our Oceans

April 17, 2019 by Abigail Hogan and Alexander Steinbach Environmental Law Review Syndicate Oceans Plastic pollution Sustainability

Is it time to retire single-use plastics? Read more in this analysis posted via the Environmental Law Review Syndicate.

By Abigail Hogan and Alexander Steinbach, Staff Editors, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law

The Thwaites Glacier comprises one third of the mass that has been lost from the Amundsen Sea Embayment.

The Thwaites Glacier, Rising Sea Levels, and the Future of Coastal Cities

March 19, 2019 by Sylvie Yudin Climate change International Oceans State and Local Sustainability

Scientists have recently discovered that the Thwaites Glacier, a key component of the West Antarctic glacial system, is melting faster than expected. Since many of the world’s population and financial centers are located along coastlines, the situation unfolding at the Thwaites Glacier is particularly alarming. How drastically are melting glaciers impacting sea levels, and how will governments respond to these shifts?