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SU Part of a Team Awarded $60 Million USDA Grant to Promote Climate-Smart Commodities

September 26, 2022

Syracuse University is a leading partner in a multi-university project that aims to increase supply and demand for climate-smart commodities produced and manufactured in New York state, supported by a new grant from the USDA’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities. The $60 million project is led by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Agriculture and Markets

Pralle Talks to High Country News About Floodplain Mapping, Flood Insurance

September 19, 2022

Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, was quoted in the High Country News article, "Rising rivers don’t necessarily follow the lines on a map."

Pralle Quoted in Salon Article on Sea Level Rise, Climate Disasters

September 14, 2022

Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, was interviewed for the Salon article, "Glaciers and 'zombie ice': The planet is melting at both ends, research finds."

Popp Study on Role of Venture Capital, Governments in Clean Energy Published by CEPR

September 12, 2022

"The role of venture capital and governments in clean energy: Lessons from the first cleantech bubble," co-authored by Professor David Popp, was published by The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

NSF Awards $750K for Research Project Examining Electric Vehicles’ Impact

September 7, 2022

Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs and Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy, is co-principal investigator on the project, titled “Strengthening American Electricity Infrastructure for an Electric Vehicle Future: An Energy Justice Approach.”

Pralle Discusses Federal Flood Insurance, Flood Maps in Grist Article

August 22, 2022

Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, was quoted in the Grist article, "After FEMA overhaul, hundreds of thousands of Americans are forgoing federal flood insurance."

See related: Insurance, Policy, Floods

Wilson Talks to Inside Climate News About the EPA, the Supreme Court and Climate Policy

August 4, 2022

Bob Wilson, associate professor of geography and the environment, was quoted in the Inside Climate News article, "After It Narrowed the EPA’s Authority, Talks of Expanding the Supreme Court Garner New Support."

Pralle Weighs in on the Need for State Policies Related to Extreme Weather in ABC News Article

August 3, 2022

Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, was quoted in the ABC News article, "States take charge to protect people from extreme heat."

AP Article: Popp Weighs in on Biden's Proposed Civilian Climate Corps

September 9, 2021
David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, was quoted in the Associated Press article, "Biden, Dems push Civilian Climate Corps in echo of New Deal."

Sarah Pralle examines changes in flood insurance rate maps in Risk Hazard & Crisis in Public Policy

June 24, 2021
Pralle, associate professor of political science, and co-authors' findings suggest changes to flood zones on FIRMs occur more often where people have greater socioeconomic means, raising questions of equity for future FIRM appeals and revisions.

See related: Floods, Insurance

Pralle talks to Forbes about FEMA's upcoming changes, flood insurance

March 19, 2021
For homeowners, or prospective buyers, "rising insurance rates could lead to a reduction in home values," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, and "they could be forced to sell at a loss, or even abandon their property." 

Public Affairs and the Multifront Attack on Climate Change

June 25, 2019
In its breadth and interdisciplinary richness, the Maxwell School proves to be a fertile setting for research on one of today’s most complex and pressing issues. Researchers are working all the angles — policy, economics, societal adaptation, governance, citizenship, and more — in their contributions to saving this planet.

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