Category Archives: policy

The Pope as Environmental Advocate

Editor’s Note: As the Pope gets ready this morning to address the US Congress in Washington DC, it’s worth noting that his public statements and official writings on climate change and the human relation to nature have created an unprecedented … Continue reading

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New Report Finds that a Transition to Low-carbon Cities Could Save US$17-22 Trillion Dollars

New report “upends the notion that it is too expensive to do anything about climate change – or that such efforts would make little real difference” Continue reading

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Obama Announces Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

Over the past few days, President Obama has announced new climate change-related policies that utilizes the Clean Air Act of 1970 to enforce tougher standards on GHG-emitting power plants, such as the many aging coal-fired power plants that still supply … Continue reading

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Why We Need English Majors To Help Ensure a Sustainable Future

Here in the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt, faculty requite a lot of writing from students in all the classes throughout the curriculum. That’s not just because our profs love reading and grading papers (though of course they do); rather, it … Continue reading

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EPA Releases New Rules for Protecting US Waters

From the Thursday 28 May 2015 online edition of the NY Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday [27 May 2015] announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the … Continue reading

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The Atlantic’s CityLab Features RU Sociology Prof Stephanie Farmer’s Research on the Privatization of Chicago’s Parking Meters

Anyone who’s ever ridden a bus in Chicago’s Loop knows it can be a . . . well . . . um . . . rather slow experience at times, a the vehicle lurches from stoplight to stoplight, discharging and … Continue reading

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RU Forum on Uses and Abuses of TIF at Chicago Campus on Feb 18th

Roosevelt University will host a forum on the uses and abuses of Tax Increment Financing in Chicago from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in room 418 of the University’s Wabash Building, 425 South Wabash Ave., Chicago. … Continue reading

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