Politics & Policy

Not just talk: policy leads to law which leads to action, but the politics behind going green are complicated.

President Obama visits the Grand Canyon in 2009 with park rangers. (Pete Souza/White House)

George Washington University
Working in the federal government reminded me of why implementing large-scale change can be so frustrating yet still so worthwhile.
Northwestern University
More than 200 D.C.-area teens called for climate policy action Friday morning, skipping school to participate in a global climate strike started by Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg.
The George Washington University
There are three major categories of policy that lead us to our 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more in this infographic.

Students in Oxford, UK protesting against climate change injustice at as part of a nationwide youth climate strike (Evan Barnard/University of Georgia)

University of Georgia
While studying abroad at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, I witnessed what can happen when young people get together for a public demonstration of environmental mentality.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Plattsburgh
Water management is not always thought of as an international issue, but for unique watersheds like Lake Champlain, flood mitigation has become a concern for all area locals, regardless of borders.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
These wanted posters will be used to target specific populations in the affected areas to encourage public participation in invasive species surveying & management.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
 The impacts of acid rain can be seen in the Adirondacks, as a result of air pollution from the Midwest. But thanks to regulations, pollution is reduced, and nature is in recovery.
Northwestern University
Last week, a video of children pleading with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal., to back the Green New Deal resolution went viral. It was posted by the Sunrise Movement, a group of mostly young environmental activists.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
A governmental push to monetize the national parks of Argentina faces scrutiny from residents protesting both the blatant grab for tourist dollars and the concern over commercializing pristine, natural areas.

The Environmental Protection Agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Medill News Service)

Northwestern University
The recent government shutdown’s effect on climate research could have unfortunate consequences in the near future, according to climate scientists.

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