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

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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

Moving Forward is the Only Option

The crisis of environmental sustainability persists and moving forward to address that crisis is our only option.

by |May 26, 2020
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Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery Should Harness the Benefits of Nature and Conservation

As the theme for the International Day of Biodiversity states, “Our solutions are in nature.”

by Brighton Kaoma, Alice Ruhweza, and Jeff Worden |May 22, 2020
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Congratulations to the 2020 Graduates in Sustainability and Environmental Science

Earth Institute faculty offer their encouragement and advice for the newest crop of graduates who will change the world.

by |May 20, 2020
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Jessica Haller: Alum, Climate Activist, and City Council Contender

The Environmental Science and Policy alum is running for New York City Council on a platform that emphasizes sustainability, resilience, and equity.

by Greg Hopper |April 24, 2020