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Catherine Herrold Receives Award to Study Locally Led Development in Serbia

The associate professor will analyze how Serbians organize for social change at the local level.

February 9, 2024

Golden Comments on California’s Emission Reporting Law in Bloomberg Law Article

California, the world’s fifth largest economy, “just leapfrogged over everyone” through legislation that became law last month that requires companies to start reporting carbon emissions from the energy used for operations and outputs beginning in 2026, says Jay Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance.

November 25, 2023

Ethan Coffel Receives NSF Award to Study Climate and Agriculture

The funding will enable the Maxwell School assistant professor to build on his study of the crop-climate feedback cycle. 

August 2, 2023

Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening

Graham Ambrose, Kirti Das, Yingling Fan, Anu Ramaswami

"Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening: Implications for Food Action Planning," co-authored by Ph.D. student Graham Ambrose, was published in Landscape and Urban Planning.

November 23, 2022

Koch Quoted in BBC Article on Dubai, Desertification

Desertification, the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture, has become rampant in the United Arab Emirates. Natalie Koch, associate professor of geography and the environment, talks more about it in the BBC article, "How Dubai is pushing back its encroaching deserts."
January 27, 2022

Ethan Coffel awarded three-year NSF grant to study climate-crop cycle

Coffel, professor of geography and the environment, hopes to use crop-climate cycles as a way to assess the future risk of climate-driven food insecurity.
April 22, 2021

Lovely speaks with Axios about US agriculture sector, tariffs

"Most observers believed that the agriculture sector was hurt and would need an extraordinary year to make up for that. I don’t think they’re going to see it," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

March 12, 2020

Lovely talks to Marketplace about weaknesses in US manufacturing

"We’re seeing the slowdown hit the Midwest, the farm belt," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "And a big slowdown in business investment, capital equipment purchases, is hitting states like Pennsylvania and Illinois." 

November 7, 2019

Philip Curtis '10 BA (Geo) article on forest loss published in Science

"Classifying drivers of global forest loss," co-authored by Philip Curtis '10 BA (Geog), was published in Science magazine. Curtis et al. used high-resolution Google Earth imagery to map and classify global forest loss since 2001 and found that 27 percent of global forest loss is due to deforestation through permanent land use change for the production of commodities, including beef, soy, palm oil, and wood fiber.
September 17, 2018

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