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Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
The manatee population on Florida’s East coast has suffered from an “unusual mortality event” since December 2020. Wildlife officials and conservation groups have responded to the crisis with emergency policy innovations and lawsuits respectively.
An illustration of a green globe encompassed by green skyscrapers with a towering hoops with vines at center.

Like many large corporations, Google has made numerous claims about their environmental sustainability and mitigation efforts. (geralt/Pixabay)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Like many corporations, Google has made numerous claims about their environmental sustainability and mitigation efforts. In order to examine their validity, I interviewed a current Google employee about this topic and conducted my own research.
The George Washington University
As the awareness of the perniciousness of plastic grows, companies and universities are implementing initiatives to go plastic free. GW was the first university in Washington, D.C., to do so.
A red gas pump with yellow fuel option buttons.

Both experts and lawmakers expressed concern about how EPA policies might impact fuel costs, particularly in light of American prices hitting their highest level in eight years. (Photo courtesy of Dawn McDonald/Unsplash)

Northwestern University
As Charlotte Varnes reports, changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program could lead to wide-ranging economic impacts, experts told lawmakers during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing.
A white, green and blue bus with text that reads "Hydrogen Fuel Cell" parked in a terminal.

A hydrogen fuel cell bus in Sullivan Station in Boston, Massachusetts. (King TransitMA/Wikimedia Commons)

Northwestern University
As Jorja Siemons reports experts discuss clean hydrogen fuel's usefulness in Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources hearing Thursday.
A striated canyon under a sunrise sky in shades of purple and pink.

Sunrise in southern Utah. (John Fowler/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license)

American Conservation Coalition
While I went to Glasgow to represent young conservatives interested in combating climate change, I also learned that this issue requires a new, collective shift in approach from people on all sides and in all sectors.
People circle around round, white tables on a green floor beneath an illuminate globe which represents the Earth.

"The action zone and globe at COP26 at the Hydro, Glasgow." (Alan Harvey/UK Government via Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
In the aftermath of COP26, PF Correspondent Lily John sat down with social-ecological systems and ecological economics researcher Dr. Valerie Luzadis, who attended the summit virtually.
Water cascading over a rock waterfall.

Cascades at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia (Jeff DeWitt/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license).

Northwestern University
An EPA federal advisory committee met last week to discuss PFAS research and the EPA's new PFAS strategic plan. Delaney Nelson reports for Medill.

Oljato-Monument Valley (Nik Shuliahan/Unsplash https://unsplash.com/license)

Northwestern University
Tribal leaders and experts urged members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Thursday to increase funding for tribal climate initiatives and to give Native American leaders a place in shaping climate policy.
A single beach goers sits in a beach chair in the sand in front of a row of palm trees.

Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina (Taylor Heery/Unsplash)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | In many ways, the cultural landscape of South Carolina mirrors the physical landscape. How is climate change impacting that?

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