Water News

Norton, Regas Join Nicholas Institute Board of Advisors

Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions appointed two new members to its Board of Advisors: Edward Norton and Diane Regas. Norton, senior advisor of TPG Capital, and Regas, senior vice president for programs at the Environmental Defense Fund, will serve three-year terms on the Nicholas Institute’s board.

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Duke Faculty to Live Tweet During State of the Union

Using Twitter, Duke faculty members will provide real-time commentary on President Obama's "State of the Union" address, which begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Jonas Monast, director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Climate and Energy Program, will be among the individuals providing remarks. Follow the conversation with the hashtag #DukeChat

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Fracking Regulators Give Nod to Chemical Rule

State officials may be limited when responding to chemical accidents involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission, the primary group tasked to develop fracking regulations, tentatively approved a rule this week that would limit the state’s access to information about certain chemicals used in fracking. Amy Pickle, director of the State Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, comments in North Carolina Health News.

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Staff Pen Chapter in Book Honored as an Outstanding Publication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
(919) 613-3652
erin.mckenzie@duke.edu

A textbook by a Duke University faculty member, which features a chapter written by staff of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, was recently recognized as an influential publication.

Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook was named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 by Choice reviews online.

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Campus Briefs: Achievements

The Herald Sun features news of the appointment of Kristina Johnson and Kelly Brownell to the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' Board of Advisers.

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Sanford School Dean, Enduring Hydro CEO Join Board of Advisors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
(919) 613-3652
erin.mckenzie@duke.edu

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions welcomes two new members to its Board of Advisors: Kristina Johnson and Kelly Brownell.

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2013 Annual Report Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
(919) 613-3652
erin.mckenzie@duke.edu

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions today released its annual report, which highlights work to help decision makers create timely, effective and economically practical solutions to the world’s critical environmental challenges.

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U.S. Coastal and Estuarine Stormwater Management Approaches

State and local governments are initiating new policies designed to change behavior and address polluted runoff’s negative economic and health consequences—many in coastal and estuarine areas. This article, penned by Nicholas Institute researchers in Choices Magazine, highlights a small handful of those policies that seek to create incentives to remove pollutants at the source or to take steps to restore the natural ability of watersheds to do so. 

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Eddie Davis: Candidate for Durham City Council

This story in the Independent Weekly mentions the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' work in the Triangle area on water quality issues. 

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Duke’s Nicholas Institute Appoints New Policy Director

The Herald Sun shares news of Martin Doyle's appointment as director of the Water Policy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

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