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assessment of remote airborne monitoring to control sulfur emissions from ocean-going vessels

Assessment of remote airborne monitoring to control sulfur emissions from ocean-going vessels

The  transportation industry depends heavily on petroleum fuels. While stringent legislation and alternative energy sources are slowly driving a departure from oil usage on land, ocean-going vessels (OGVs), or ships, remain heavily dependent on petroleum derived products. Unfortunately, the continued reliance on fossil fuels has human health consequences. Exposure to sulfur-rich emissions from oil combustion...

impacts of oil and gas development on native communities in new mexico

Impacts of oil and gas development on Native communities in New Mexico

View our Story Map on the Impacts of Oil and Gas Drilling on Indigenous Communities in the Greater Chaco Region The Greater Chaco Landscape is a vast cultural landscape in the Four Corners region of the United States that has been home to many Indigenous Nations for thousands of years. It is currently home to...

lens.cast

LENS.cast

This fall, LENS will be launching LENS.cast, a new podcast devoted to stories of environmental justice and multispecies community on a changing planet. Episodes feature conversations with and stories by activists, artists, educators, leaders, and theorists aimed at understanding how diverse communities are working toward more just ecological futures.  Our inaugural two episodes will explore the...

novel approaches and policies for sustainable transportation

Novel approaches and policies for sustainable transportation

By 2050, the phrase “the motor of the economy” might be more apt than “the engine of the economy.” For now, however, the conventional wisdom[1] on electric vehicles is that batteries are costly, people worry about running out of charge during occasional long trips, and that they are naturally impractical for regular heavy users such...

western pond turtle at-risk species assessment

Western Pond Turtle at-risk species assessment

The western pond turtle is California’s only native freshwater turtle. The turtle’s numbers have been declining due to urbanization, limited water availability, and competition or predation from invasive species — making it a candidate for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is performing a pre-listing...

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