• Draft Agenda for October 22 Forum Now Available

    The draft agenda for "Leadership in a Time of Rapid Change: Envisioning Solutions to Environmental Challenges" is available. The forum features speakers who will assess how to harness big data and cutting-edge technologies to create science-based, interdisciplinary approaches attuned to dynamic change in our world.

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  • Report Presents Blueprint for Western U.S. Water Rights

    Nevada and other states are struggling to balance population growth with limited water supplies. A Nicholas Institute report gives a blueprint to guide legal reforms to address water scarcity across the U.S. It explains "unbundling" of water rights and shares case studies at two Nevada sites.

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  • Protected Areas Save Mangroves, Reduce Carbon Emissions

    Protected areas not only keep significant swaths of Indonesia’s shrinking mangrove habitats intact, but also prevent emissions of carbon dioxide that would have been released had these mangroves been cleared, according to a study in the journal Ecological Economics.

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  • RGGI Trading Program Linked to Significant Emissions Reductions

    The emissions trading program in the northeastern U.S. to limit carbon dioxide emissions from the electric power sector is responsible for about half the region’s emissions reductions – an amount far greater than reductions achieved in the rest of the country, according to a new Energy Economics study. 

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  • Virdin Discusses Illegal Fishing

    John Virdin writes in The Hill that in the past six months he's noticed a convergence of improved surveillance technology, public awareness, and government interest that could allow us to turn the tide on illegal fishing.

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  • Study Examines Morphology of Streams

    Social forces shape the morphology of restored streams in NC, according to a study in the Water Resources Research co-authored by Martin Doyle. Specifically, the requirement—and social expectation—of stability has led to the creation of a peculiar stream morphology not prescribed by the natural science research community.

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  • Celebrating 10 Years of Environmental Policy Impact

    Tim Profeta announces Nicholas Institute retrospective: Ten Years of Environmental Policy Impact

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