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The Environmental Injustice in Aviation Emissions

February 6, 2023 by Paige Kendrick Air Energy Fossil Fuels

The last few years, especially these last few months, have seen aviation emission regulation like never before. At home and abroad, the aviation industry appears to be making significant inroads relating to emissions from engines “typically used in…

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Congress Puts Unregulated Fishing on the Hook

February 1, 2023 by Alyssa Greenstein Oceans Regulations Sustainability Wildlife

U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), respectively the Chairman and Ranking Members of the Senate Armed Service Committee, and U.S. Representatives Adam Smith (D-WA) and Mike Rogers (R-AL), their counterparts on the House Armed Services…

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The Power of the People: Resisting Big Wind in Rural Iowa

January 24, 2023 by Taylor Fisher Renewable Energy State and Local

Iowa is often seen as a drive-through state, known for its flat interstates, tall cornfields in the summer, and more recently, the seemingly never-ending array of windmills seen through car windows. At first glance, wind energy seems the perfect renewable…

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A Win for Wildlife: The COP-15 Global Biodiversity Framework

January 23, 2023 by Amandine Fromont Endangered Species International Oceans Sustainability Wildlife

From December 7 to 19, 2022, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held its fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15), culminating in the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework.[1] The Convention on Biological Diversity is an international…

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Can the Farm Bill Address Climate Change?

December 22, 2022 by Damon Hays Agriculture Sustainability

The industrial style of agricultural production practiced in the United States perfectly illustrates the nation’s relationship with the changing climate. Agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions while also facing the rapid rise…

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The Future of Nuclear Power

November 15, 2022 by Alex Sugg Energy

Congress just passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS).[1] These bills provide for forward looking investments in nuclear energy. The IRA lists nuclear energy as a possible recipient of the $369 billion that it sets…