• The Costs, Benefits of Climate Change

    In the journal the Future of Children, authors describe three reasons to put more value on future benefits, when making climate change mitigation or adaptation investments, than that recommended by a commonly used economic formula. Many choices, they say, come down to ethical questions, and many of the decisions to societal preferences. 

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  • Pacific Possible: Tuna Fisheries

    A new World Bank report, co-authored by the Nicholas Institute's John Virdin, says better management of tuna fisheries can help Pacific Island countries gain as much as $344 million per year in additional sustainable revenues and create 7,500 to 15,000 jobs by 2040.

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  • McCornick Named New Water for Food Director

    Peter McCornick, a senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute and an internationally recognized expert in sustainable water management, will be become executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, September 1. 

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  • Study Finds Impacts to Coral Reefs Underestimated

    In the journal Frontiers in Marine Science the Nicholas Institute’s Linwood Pendleton, along with co-authors, report that evidence is stacking up to suggest that impacts to coral reefs may be underestimated. By themselves, current scientific studies do not fully capture the complexity or number of environmental changes the reefs face.

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  • Mass-Based Trading with the Clean Power Plan

    Assuming the Clean Power Plan (CPP) survives judicial review, states may use mass-based trading programs to implement federal carbon dioxide standards for existing power plants to meet CPP requirements. A new paper describes the choices and their effects as well as explores potential goals and the allowance allocation methods best suited to achieve them.

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  • Assessing County and Regional Habitat Conservation Plan Creation: What Contributes to Success?

    Habitat conservation plans (HCPs) are a means for private landowners to comply with the Endangered Species Act. It has become increasingly common... Read More
  • Pacific Possible: Tuna Fisheries

    This World Bank report outlines a best-case scenario whereby improved management of tuna fisheries allows Pacific Island countries to gain as much... Read More
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  • Tim Profeta Reappointed as Nicholas Institute Director

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  • Better Cooperation on Fisheries Could Help the Pacific Net Additional US$344 Million Every Year

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  • The Inequity of Pollution Taxes

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  • Evaluating the Paris Agreement's Mitigation Pledges with Statistical Forecasting Models

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    Melting of Totten Glacier Could Trigger 6 Foot Sea-Level Rise
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    Clean Power Plan Court Hearing Delayed to September

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