Evaluating state clean energy policies with SPOT

The Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University and The Nature Conservancy have released the State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) for Clean Energy at

Antarctic scientists converge at CSU to discuss Antarctic conservation

More than 40 Antarctic scientists converged at Colorado State University the first week of May 2016 to discuss the future of environmental management of the largest ice free areas in Antarctica, the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The international scientists discussed the current environmental policies for this polar desert at the bottom of the world, and what more they could do to protect one of the most remote and pristine ecosystems on the planet.

Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit Takes Big Step Forward

A climate change lawsuit brought against the federal government by a group of youths will be allowed to proceed in court, a judge ruled on Friday. A federal magistrate agreed that the suit, filed by 21 youngsters ages 8 to 19 and climate scientist James Hansen, should be considered by a US District judge. The plaintiffs allege that the government is violating their constitutional rights by failing to protect them and future generations from the impacts of climate change. They are opposed by the federal government and fossil fuel industry lawyers. “This will be the trial of the century that

Rio Tinto shareholders demand disclosure on climate risk

As companies come under increasing pressure, it seems that one way to show shareholders they are still listening, is to react positively to investor groups demanding a changing attitude on climate resilience.

Mapping the links between animal, human and eco health

The One Health approach takes as its starting point a focus on the fundamental interconnectedness of animal, human and environmentalhealth and systems. It supports research partnerships that span sectors and disciplines — a rare thing until not long ago — in the pursuit ofpolicies and action that balance the needs of all three.


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