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Four of the 10 candidates for governor of North Carolina gathered in the Griffith Film Theater Tuesday to discuss an issue that many of the state's voters are talking about for the first time-water.

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University is partnering with seven statewide organizations to host a public forum on water issues in North Carolina for gubernatorial candidates from 1 to 4 p.m., March 25.

Congress’ effort to pass passing global warming legislation faces many sticking points, but few are as sticky — or as wonky — as the battle over whether a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions should include what is called a “safety valve.”

Staff members at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are teaching three courses for Duke University graduate and undergraduate students this semester.

Organisms have figured out 'millions of ways' to keep themselves safe, says a Duke ecologist who has co-edited a book on that theme with an international security expert

Timothy Profeta, director of the Nichola Institute for environmental policy solutions at Duke University, testified before the panel that if the long-term emission goals were strong enough, it should dissuade any entity from thinking it could buy its way out of compliance through allowances. Profeta is quoted in this story featured by the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News Wires.

Comprehensive technical guide will provide detailed assistance for farmers, foresters seeking to participate in future U.S. carbon markets

Earth in 2100 could be up to 2.7 degrees F. hotter than previously predicted, studies say. Brian Murray, director of economic analysis, is quoted in this article by The Christian Science Monitor.

Speakers at the week-long seminar included Drew Shindell, a leading climate change expert (NASA and Goddard Institute), Upmanu Lal, an eminent authority on international water resource issues from Columbia University, leading fisheries expert Ellen Pikitch from the Pew Institute of Ocean Science, environmental biologist Don Melnick from Columbia University, Mary Pearl from the Wildlife Trust and economists Brian Murray (Duke University) and Ramanan Laxminarayan (Resources for the Future).