Congratulations to Dan Fagin, Affiliated Professor of Environmental Studies, for receiving the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. His book, 'Tom's River: A Story of Science and Salvation,' recounts decades of industrial pollution in a New Jersey shore town.
"What's Your 'Steak' in It? Youth Involvement in Animal Agriculture and Climate Change," a report written by ES Senior Capstone students in Spring 2012, has been featured on the UNFCCC website in the climate change information network. The report was further promoted through UNFCCC social media and became a 'hit of the day' on October 18, 2013 with over 11,600 views.
Professor Dale Jamieson was recently appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Dickson Poon School of Law at the King's College London and as a Visiting Fellow in the School of the Social Sciences at the Institute for the Advanced Study at Princeton University.
A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, TOMS RIVER is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed.
An Op-Ed article on Saturday about chemical pollution and cancer misstated the compound that, when mixed with aniline dissolved in sulfuric acid, is used to make a purple dye. It is potassium dichromate, not potassium dichloride.
Dale Jamieson, Director of Environmental Studies at New York University, discusses 'Living with Climate Change' as part of the Sydney Ideas Keynote Lecture on Climate Change 'Vulnerability, Adaptation and Climate Justice Symposium' hosted by the Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society at the University of Sydney in August 2012.
We take a look at the future of New York’s waterfront post-Sandy and discuss some innovative ways to protect the harbor and city. Guests include: Justin Davidson, classical music and architecture critic at New York magazine; Eric Sanderson, author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City and a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society;Catherine Seavitt Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York and co-author of On The Water: Palisade Bay.
Today, less than 1% of Liberians have access to grid electricity. The overwhelming majority of people spend upwards of 80% of their income to power small gasoline generators and kerosene lamps. Sun Giant will sell solar lanterns and complete off grid systems to power homes, businesses, and health clinics.
"After a month of courtship and nest-building, two red-tailed hawks began patiently tending to three speckled
eggs in April 2011. Given that red-tailed hawks are a common American species, the event would seem no
more than a footnote in the rites of spring; but this nest happened to be on a 12thfloor window ledge of NYU’s Bobst Library,
overlooking Washington Square Park in Manhattan."
Reigning the River is an ethnography of environmental and political transformation in Kathmandu, one of the fastest growing cities in South Asia. Its focus is the ecologically degraded urban reaches of the Bagmati and Bishnumati Rivers, which converge in the heart of the city.
“For 12 years, we have recognized the best higher education classes about animals and society, and we continue to see dramatic expansion in the diversity and depth of the courses offered.” -Kenneth Shapiro
NYU has created an Animal Studies Initiative to support research and curriculum development in the emerging field of animal studies. The Initiative has received a $1 million gift from Bradley L. Goldberg.
"My fear is that geoengineering will drive out funding for adaptation, especially for the poorest populations, who have done the least to cause climate change and to whom it poses the greatest dangers."
Current energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions to a level needed to lower the risks associated with climate change, NYU physicist Martin Hoffert concludes in an essay in the journal Science.
Geologist and volcano expert Dr. Michael Rampino of New York University answered several questions about the recent eruption of a volcano in Iceland that has forced airports to close and grounded thousands of flights around the world.
"Planning for climate change today is less expensive than rebuilding an entire network after a catastrophe. We cannot wait until after our infrastructure has been compromised to begin to plan for the effects of climate change now." -Michael Bloomberg
“So the whole thing is how do we translate the tremendous amount of anxiety and interest in addressing major environmental issues into something concrete that people can do whose effect is measurable and significant?” -Natalie Jeremijenko
“There are two reasons to study the rest room, both great,” Molotch said. “One is social justice, as you see in Clara Greed, and the other is to understand things that don’t have much to do with rest rooms."
"Fluoride, the most consumed drug in the USA, is deliberately added to 2/3 of public water supplies theoretically to reduce tooth decay, but with no scientifically-valid evidence proving safety or effectiveness."