Energy & Environment

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The Financial Impact of Natural Disasters: Beyond Disaster Aid

 Recent wildfires in California and catastrophic flooding in Louisiana have drawn public attention to natural disasters across the United States....

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The Future of Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest

You have been involved in environmental research and deforestation issues in the Amazon from the earliest stages of interest in...

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Shaky Ground: How the Disposal of Wastewater from Oil Production Increases the Risk of Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Since the early 2000s, there has been an increase in the number of earthquakes observed near oil and gas exploration...

Looking out at the Dallas skyline from McKinney Ave in uptown.

A Collaborative Approach to Urban Economic Development

After decades of declining economic conditions and a mass population exodus from its urban center, St. Louis responded by forming...

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Understanding Uncertainty: How to Improve Communication Around Climate Change Evidence

Although the majority of the scientific community agrees that Earth’s climate is warming, there is still considerable public debate about...

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Paying Too Much for Energy? The True Costs of Our Energy Choices

With less than five percent of the world’s population, the United States consumes about one-fifth (21 percent) of the world’s...

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Saving the Forests and Reducing Poverty: Too Good to Be True?

A program evaluation of Mexico’s PSAH shows the program's effectiveness in achieving its environmental goals, but the same does not apply to achieving expected socioeconomic results.

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Beyond the Fork: A Conversation with JoAnne Berkenkamp on the Future of Food Waste

The growing interest surrounding how our food is produced and distributed has placed increased scrutiny on what happens ‘when we are done with it.' The key to reducing food waste is to realize that we are all stakeholders from farm to fork, and beyond.

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COP21 – Insights into Climate Negotiations from Halldór Thorgeirsson

Halldór Thorgeirsson, Director for Strategy at the UN Climate Change Secretariat, shares his insights into international political negotiations, the implications of the Paris climate agreement, and why it is so important to empower cities, private companies, and consumers in an effort to limit the effects of climate change.

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Putting a Price Tag on Nature: Contingent Valuation and Other Approaches

According to a recent study, the human brain works differently when evaluating nature than when defining a value for any other good.

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