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1.24.2017

Arctic oil and environmental legacy in the crosshairs

Belinda Waymouth

President Barack Obama’s Arctic oil drilling ban and environmental legacy are in President Trump’s crosshairs. Obama’s last days in the Oval Office included a flurry of new environmental protections. In his first days the incoming president is busy taking actions to dismantle them.
President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy and his Arctic oil drilling ban are in the crosshairs of the new president. Obama’s last days in the Oval office included a flurry of environmental protections. The first days of the Trump administration efforts are being made to dismantle them.


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1.9.2017

Getting a better grip on gas taxes

David Colgan

A study of gasoline taxes and subsidies in 157 countries shows global regression, even as a majority of countries made progress. It also offers a benchmark for holding governments accountable in the future.




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10.24.2016

Climate change still up for debate?

Belinda Waymouth

Debate moderators have used immigration, gun control and abortion to contrast the ideological differences of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican counterpart Donald Trump. But they avoided climate change—an issue that starkly divides the nominees. In last week’s third and final Clinton/Trump face-off, the issue wasn’t mentioned at all. During the second debate, climate…


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5.12.2016

Bringing cities together for a greener future

David Colgan

Luckily, they also have Yoram Cohen in common. Cohen is a UCLA professor of chemical engineering who takes a global approach to sustainability. Last year, while participating in a conference on Jerusalem, he was reminded of the two locations’ similarities. “One of the topics we covered was the city’s sustainability challenges,” Cohen said. It made…