politics

Political third-party logos

A sampling of political third party logos: Green Party (top left), Constitution Party (center left), Patriot Party (center right), Pirate Party (top right), Socialist Party (bottom left), Libertarian Party (center left), New Whig Party (center right), and Justice Party (bottom right). (Democracy Chronicles/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Intern, Towson University
The 2016 Presidential Election had more than 6.9 million Americans voting for a third party. As registered independents increase, what do these third parties look like, and what are their views on the environment? 
George Washington University
In the past few months, Democratic Attorneys General have emerged at the forefront of the anti-Trump resistance, making waves by racking up legal victories against the two travel ban executive orders.

Dr. Rhett Larson (right) is working to bring sustainable water solutions to the Middle East. (Ashley St. Thomas/ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives)

Arizona State University
An ASU initiative is identifying communities that host large refugee populations and developing ways to make sure they have enough water capacity to assist with their swelling populations.
Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes addresses scientists at the annual AAAS Conference in Boston. (Janice Cantieri/MEDILL)

Northwestern University
Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes urged hundreds of scientists to step beyond the objectivity of their data and embrace the riskier role as “sentinels” for scientific facts.
Joshua Jackson climate extremes ecological threat

Joshua Jackson, researcher at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, explained that heightened ecological threats like drought or famine could lead to more intolerant societies with stricter cultural norms. (Janice Cantieri/Medill)

Northwestern University
Rising extremes of droughts, floods or food shortages can reduce a country’s political stability and cultural tolerance, warned scientists at the American Association for the Advancements of Science conference in Boston.
University of Wisconsin - Madison
In this episode of Sciencecast: Climate Change Series, Dr. Sharon Dunwoody, professor emerita in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, discusses science communication and journalism.
Sewanee: University of the South
A lack of diversity in energy sources in the 1970s pushed Denmark to explore other energy options. What can the U.S. learn from their efforts?
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
We've got the stories, ideas and facts behind President Obama's big speech on climate change.
The George Washington University
Climate change and other environmental issues have taken a major backseat in this election, even as extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy propel them into the headlines. The candidates haven't made the environment a priority - but do voters?
Facing some of the most intractable foreign policy situations of his term, President Barack Obama is looking inward. In a major speech on March 30th, Obama outlined his plan to reduce oil imports by a third over the next decade and a half while... Read More

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