Politics & Policy

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

Scott Pruitt at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2015. (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
A House Appropriations subcommittee grilled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on his deregulation agenda and spending habits.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse delivered his 200th speech on climate change on March 13, 2018. (Screengrab from video.)

Northwestern University
Every week the Senate has been in session since April 2012, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has delivered a speech about climate change. He just marked his 200th "Time to Wake Up" speech.
George Washington University
After declining to about 10% of its population over the last century, the hawksbill sea turtle in Belize is on the rise again thanks to expanded legal protections.
Woman experiencing the wilderness

(Photo courtesy Ambreen Tariq, founder of Brown People Camping.)

George Washington University
Environmentalism has been historically very white, but that's changing at many professional organizations. Here's an inside look at diversity at The Wilderness Society.
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. 

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