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Archive: Policy & Politics

07 May 2015

Water in the Bank: One Solution For Drought-Stricken California

by ERICA GIES
A potential answer to California’s severe water shortages is groundwater banking, which involves creating incentives for municipalities, farmers, and other water users to percolate water down into sub-surface aquifers for later use. READ MORE

30 Apr 2015

How British Columbia Gained By Putting a Price on Carbon

by DIANE TOOMEY
Seven years ago, British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt an economy-wide carbon tax. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, economics expert Stewart Elgie explains how the tax helped cut the province’s fossil fuel use without hurting its economy. READ MORE

23 Apr 2015

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

by DIANE TOOMEY
Oklahoma officials this week said oil and gas activity was the likely cause of the stunning increase in earthquakes in the state. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about what has caused this growing problem and what can be done about it. READ MORE

16 Apr 2015

For Buddhist Leader, Religion And the Environment Are One

by ROGER COHN
As a Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Karmapa is promoting green practices in monasteries in the Himalayan region. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about how the world needs both religion and science in tackling the “environmental emergency” of climate change. READ MORE

14 Apr 2015

With Too Much of a Good Thing, Europe Tackles Excess Nitrogen

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
In Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and other countries, European governments are beginning to push farmers, industry, and municipalities to cut back on fertilizers and other sources of nitrogen that are causing serious environmental harm. READ MORE

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15 May 2015: Indonesia Extends Major Logging Moratorium, Which Critics Decry as Weak

30 Apr 2015: Interview: How British Columbia Gained by Putting Price on Carbon

29 Apr 2015: California Governor Orders Tough New Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

23 Apr 2015: Interview: Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy

22 Apr 2015: Yale Plans to Charge University Departments for Their Carbon Emissions

21 Apr 2015: Australia Could Attain 100 Percent Renewables by 2050, Study Says

16 Apr 2015: Interview: For Buddhist Leader, Religion and Environment Are One

10 Apr 2015: Coal Power Plant Closings To Spur Large CO2 Cut in U.S. in 2015

06 Apr 2015: Millions of Acres of Grasslands Cleared For Biofuel Crops, Study Finds

01 Apr 2015: Curbing Global Warming Aligns With U.S. Christians' Beliefs, Survey Finds


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