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Speaker: Cheryl Rosa, D.V.M., Ph.D, Deputy Director, U.S. Arctic Research Commission Title: “Arctic Entanglements: Welfare & Survival of Large Whales” Bio: Dr. Cheryl Rosa is Deputy Director and Anchorage-based Alaska Director of the United States Arctic Research Commission (USARC).  She...
ISPS has released a new ISPS working paper, “Of Stasis and Movements: Climate Legislation in the 111th Congress,” writen by Nate Loewentheil, ISPS Affiliated Fellow. The paper examines the politics of environmental policy-making in the 111th Congress; Despite initial legislative success in the...
Joe Romm, of ThinkProgress, blogged about climate legislation, mentioning Nate Loewentheil’s recent paper, Stasis and Movement: Climate Legislation in the 111th Congresson , which analyzes recent environmental policy-making.
Theda Skocpol’s Hollingshead Lecture traced the fateful trajectory of cap and trade legislation through its June 2009 passage by the House of Representatives to its death in the Senate the following summer. Comparing the cap and trade failure to the contemporaneous and ultimately successful push...
This week, the World Health Organization revealed that in 2012, pollution killed 7 million people worldwide. Imagine the population of Massachusetts wiped out by a single cause. If this were a disease, the federal government would have gone into overdrive to stop the epidemic. The report stated...
It took an environmental disaster, nationwide media scrutiny, and a federal criminal investigation to get North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and his lax environmental regulators to reverse course. Now McCrory and his team are advocating precisely what they previously worked to prevent – the...

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