Politics & Policy

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

Bald Eagles: Redemption and Recovery
Bald Eagles: Redemption and Recovery
University of Wisconsin
The bald eagle has been a symbol of America and freedom since it became the national bird in 1782. Although they have recovered since the DDT ban in the 70s, they still face many challenges both in Wisconsin and the U.S. Recently, researchers at the... Read More
Warren Wilson College
As the impetus for energy and environmental initiatives increasingly falls upon local municipalities, North Carolina's Orange County pledges to become powered solely by renewable sources by the year 2050, though plans to reach that goal remain vague...
Syracuse University
Can changing the way we think about our planet help us fight back against the erosion of our most treasured natural areas?
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Serving with CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Find out what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is and why this new farming model is the answer to growing better food, reducing waste, creating connection and overall building a foundation for a more sustainable future.
Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier, a Juneau landmark, is both a major tourist attraction and a reminder of rapid regional climate change. (Megan Behnke/Florida State University)

Florida State University
My dad hates making phone calls, but that has not stopped him from calling for 80% renewable energy for Alaska's Capital City.
Solar panels

Solar cells could help Puerto Rico build a new energy grid to end dependency on fossil fuels. (Pixabay)

Elon University
In the aftermath of a devastating hurricane, Puerto Rico faces a challenges to reinvent their power system. Pushes for renewables are embraced by locals. 
Tanalian Mountain view

The view from the peak of Tanalian Mountain, which looks down on Port Alsworth. (Olivia Urbanski/Loyola University Chicago)

Loyola University Chicago
Planet Forward Correspondent Olivia Urbanski spent a summer interning at Lake Clark National Park as a Junior Ranger Intern to teach – and ultimately learn from – local children about environmental stewardship. 

Maya van Rossum, shown here at an event in 2014, recently released a new book called “Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment.” (Chesapeake Climate/Creative Commons)

State University College at Buffalo
Maya van Rossum has been the leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network since 1994. Planet Forward sat down with her to discuss her new book, “Green Amendment.”
Ivy City Neighborhood

The Ivy City neighborhood in NE Washington DC. Pictured is the Hecht Warehouse, an old warehouse converted into an apartment building and shopping area. (Ted Eytan/ Flickr)

Seattle, WA
The Crummell school in the Ivy City neighborhood in Washington, D.C. has decayed over time, turning it into a vacant plot of land. This article dives into the environmental, social, and political struggles to change the school for the better. 
bear ears

A part of the 1.35 million acre Bear Ears National Monument (Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Mangement/ Creative Commons)

Seattle, WA
A major policy focus of Theodore Roosevelt was to preserve the natural beauty the United States, but that legacy is challenged by President Trump and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. 

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