Scott Pruitt as Head of the E.P.A.

This week Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma, was announced as the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency under Trump. Coral Davenport & Eric Lipton, Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A.,…

Rebecca Bratspies The Climate Injustice Conference, Condensed

Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY Law professor, introduced her panel. She asked “what tools do we have at our disposal, what forces do we have as human society and our institutions to deploy?” Courtesy of The Roosevelt House…

The DAPL Battle Is Not Over

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the United States Army Corps of Engineers denied a key permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline that would’ve allowed the pipeline to cross the Missouri River and Lake Oahe. This is an important…

Climate Change and the Amazon

Trees act as carbon sinks, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transforming it into food. Camila Domonoske, Deforestation of the Amazon Up 29 Percent From Last Year, Study Finds, www.npr.org, (Dec. 2, 2016). When a…

Powering an Island

As I was preparing a long, detailed post about the transportation trade-offs of various sources of energy and the long-term value in focusing on sustainable sources as they relates to resiliency, I came across an unbelievable…

Reducing Food Waste Through Technology

Cities, where approximately half of the world’s population lives, produce more than a billion tons of solid waste each year. Maanvi Singh, Eat It, Don’ t Leave it. How London Became a Leader in Anti-Food Waste,…

“Environmentalists Get a Dose of Good News”

An article was recently published by Politico with the above title, and it appears that news is indeed good. The electric sector has already met its emission-reducing goals for 2024 under the Clean Power Plan and has met…

No New Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing in the Arctic Ocean

This week Obama prevented any new offshore oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean for the next five years. Rebecca Hersher, No New Federal Oil and Gas Leases in the Arctic Ocean for the Next…

A Model for Resiliency and Sustainability: Red Hook

When imagining what a transformed and resilient urban landscape may look like, it is helpful when a model or design for that transformation exists. BASF Corporation, a U.S. Green Building Council member, has developed such a…

A Trump Presidency and Climate Change

After the surprising election outcome on Tuesday, some may be wondering what impact a Trump presidency will have on the environment. Throughout his campaign, the now president-elect often referred to climate change as a hoax, and…