Environmental Policy
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

    The spread of alien invasive species such as cheatgrass threatens native sagebrush grassland. PPC researcher use create models and satellite imagery to to identify factors that exacerbate the situation.
  • Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

    PPC Environmental Policy Director Jonathan Carlson announces publication of the 3rd edition of International Environmental Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook.
  • Friday, July 13th, 2012

    University of Iowa researchers have created a technique to help satellites "see" through clouds, and thus better estimate the concentration of pollutants.
  • Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

    Environmental researcher Aaron Strong has published an article in the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research titled "Species Specific Recreational Demand: The Case of Trout Fishing in Alberta."
  • Monday, February 20th, 2012

    Environmental researcher Scott Spak was part of a team that analyzed data sets on obesity, health effects of pollution, and air pollution caused by automobiles. They found that switching from cars to bicycles for short trips would yield savings of almost $8 billion per year.
  • Friday, August 5th, 2011

    Jonathan Carlson is joining the Public Policy Center as the Director of the Environmental Policy Reserch Program. His research focuses on international environmental law and policy.

  • Friday, August 5th, 2011

    The source of one-third of nitrous oxide (a greenhouse gas that also destroys stratospheric ozone) in our atmosphere is unknown. A recent article coauthored by PPC Environmental researcher, Scott Spak, in Environmental Science & Technology may help to fill this gap.

  • Friday, August 5th, 2011

    Scott Spak has been named to the NASA Air Quality Applied Science Team.
  • Thursday, June 9th, 2011

    Scott Spak will join the Public Policy Center's Environmental Research Program on August 1st. His research focuses on understanding connections between complex environmental systems, and their changes in technology, policy, land use, and society.
  • Monday, May 2nd, 2011

    In the reasearch study, "Is Economic Growth for the Birds?", published in Environmental Economics, PPC Environmental Policy researcher Aaron Strong uses avian biodiversity to analyze the impact of economic growth on environmental quality.