Policy

Peter Linquiti On Sound Coastal Policy
Peter Linquiti On Sound Coastal Policy
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
Following Hurricane Sandy's devastating blow to the East Coast, we ask the experts to discuss what rising sea levels have in store for the future of our coastal cities and towns. Is there a solution? Or should we just surrender to Mother Nature?... Read More
Minnesota 2020
When over-the-counter prescriptions or the most basic medications expire, an all too common reaction is to flush pills down the toilet. But even modern water treatment facilities aren't equipped to handle such chemicals, and it often ends up in... Read More
Minnesota 2020
The federal government has worked with auto manufacturers on aggressive fuel economy standards. Current standards for 2016 will reach 35.5mpg, and if approved, the new car standard would soar to 54.5 mpg in 2025. Environment Minnesota released a new... Read More
UNSW Australia
Much of the energy needed to provide people with food is spent during transportation. Research from the University of New South Wales in Australia demonstrates the positive impacts of local farming--it not only uses less energy because the food... Read More
Minnesota 2020
A strong Clean Water initiative from the federal government, along with matched funds from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment, present the best opportunity in years to make important progress in remediation and restoration of key superfund sites in the... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Provisions in the United States' 2012 Farm Bill could sustain environmental stewardship going forward. Conservation practices like alternative tilling help farmers reduce topsoil erosion and improve area water quality. Farmers and advocates from the... Read More
UNSW Australia
With 7 billion mouths to feed--and many more to come--how will our cities, economies, health systems and environments cope? What are the challenges and opportunities? Some of UNSW's experts to canvass the big issues surrounding the global... Read More
City of Fayetteville, Arkansas
Every city and community is unique. It is unique in environmental conditions, culture and heritage, and in its people. That is why each city should use their existing resources; human, natural, and intellectual; to develop adaptive policies and... Read More
Planet Forward
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer comments on the future of energy policy. Fleischer has faith that the private sector and capitalism will drive our energy future. Recorded at the Live From The Whitehouse: Making and Shaping the News... Read More
Washington Post
Warren Brown, automotive columnist for the Washington Post, thinks we will see all sorts of ways to be energy efficient due to the increase in gasoline prices and the limited availability of oil. He told Planet Forward his vision for the future at... Read More

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