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MEDIA ADVISORY: Clean Power Plan roll back threatens air quality, health, and economic benefits

March 28, 2017

 

Syracuse, NY - The Trump Administration is expected to release an executive order on Tuesday March 28, 2017, directing the EPA to roll back the Clean Power Plan.

In response, Dr. Charles Driscoll, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering at Syracuse University & member of the National Academy of Engineering, made this statement:

New Study: Carbon Standards to Bring Annual Health Benefits to Most U.S. Counties

New Study: Carbon Standards to Bring Annual Health Benefits to Most U.S. Counties

June 7, 2016

Most US regions would gain economic benefits if power plants followed carbon standards with moderately stringent emissions targets and a high level of compliance flexibility, according to a new study by scientists from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Syracuse University, Resources for the Future, and the Harvard Forest, Harvard University as a project of the Science Policy Exchange.

Science for a Sustainable World Reception

Science for a Sustainable World Reception

November 19, 2015

The six partners who formed the Science Policy Exchange (SPE) hosted “Science for a Sustainable World,” a reception to launch the consortium. SPE was established by the partner institutions to increase the impact of science on environmental decisions. The reception was held on November 12 in New York City at Syracuse University’s Lubin House. SPE showcased results from four new projects with the more than 30 guests who gathered representing government agencies, non-profits, research institutions, and foundations.

New Green Infrastructure Report Released

New Green Infrastructure Report Released

July 28, 2015

Understanding the strengths and limits of green infrastructure is relevant and timely, according to a new report released by scientists from Syracuse University, the Cary Institute, and the Harvard Forest, in partnership with the Science Policy Exchange.  

Trade and Trees Featured on Earth Wise

Trade and Trees Featured on Earth Wise

June 19, 2015

Expanding global trade poses a risk for U.S. forests and trees, unless stronger actions are taken to prevent transmitting stowaway forest pests along with internationally shipped goods. That message from Dr. Gary Lovett (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) and Dr. David Orwig (Harvard Forest) was reported on Earth Wise, a daily public radio segment that offers a look at our changing environment. The segment is based research by Lovett and Orwig, in partnership with the Science Policy Exchange.

Scenarios to Simulation Workshop Convened

Scenarios to Simulation Workshop Convened

March 3, 2015

As part of the Scenarios, Services, and Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN), the Science Policy Exchange collaborated with Dartmouth College and Harvard Forest to help convene the land-change workshop "Scenarios-to-Simulation." The workshop explored scientific methods for translating narrative scenarios of future landscape change into numeric estimates to drive simulation models. Learn more about this workshop and the S3 RCN here