MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Archives - State of the Planet

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Alumni Spotlight: Milo McBride, Climate Advocate and Creative Thinker

The recent graduate shares highlights from his time in the Environmental Science and Policy program, and advice for current students.

by Jiaqi Wang |September 17, 2020
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Re-Imagining Africa’s Food Future at the Intersection of Agriculture and Conservation

In order to sustainably feed a growing population, Africa must shift to an agricultural system that recognizes the value of both people and nature.

by Alice Ruhweza, Jeff Worden, and Brighton Kaoma |September 10, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Gabe Cowles, Creatively Adapting During the COVID-19 Crisis

He works for a company that normally makes batteries to support renewable energy. During the pandemic, however, they have pivoted to making hand sanitizer.

by Chandler Precht |August 27, 2020

The Coming 5G Revolution: How Will It Affect the Environment?

5G, the next generation of cellular network technology, is imminent. How will it help or harm our environment?

by |August 13, 2020
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To Battle COVID and Climate Change, NYC Should Invest in Cycling

New York has the potential to be a model for how cities around the country can employ bicycling to improve environmental conditions and quality of life for residents.

by Josh Cooper |July 29, 2020
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Summer 2020 Workshop in Environmental Policy Addresses Crucial Sustainability Challenges

Five workshop teams will analyze the science behind several bills that have been proposed in Congress.

by Jiaqi Wang |July 15, 2020
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Waste in the World of COVID-19

Single-use plastics are having a revival. Some of the changes have been brought on not by necessity, but by the powerful plastics lobby taking advantage of a time of crisis.

by Kelly Rose Nunziata |June 24, 2020
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Alumni Spotlight: Elena Belletti Finds Economic Solutions for Environmental Protection

She’s helping countries improve sustainability while achieving their development goals.

by Joshua Cooper |June 23, 2020
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The Search for Nature in Times of Crisis and Beyond

Seeing nature outside of the city has always been a privilege very few New Yorkers could afford. The rest of us can cope with being housebound by shifting how we define ‘nature.’

by Daniella Simari |June 12, 2020
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Real-World Lessons From the Spring 2020 Environmental Science and Policy Workshop

Students investigated policy or management problems faced by their clients in government and nonprofit agencies.

by Greg Hopper |June 4, 2020