Environmental News

  • Monday, April 15th, 2013

    Mark Pooley, a research assistant in the environmental policy program, presented at the American Planning Association's National Planning Conference in Chicago on Prioritizing complete streets infrastructure for commuter safety and health: a link-level cost-benefit approach.

  • Friday, February 15th, 2013

    Transportation and Environmental Policy professors mentored urban planning and sustainability graduate students to national recognition with a groundbreaking project focused on sustainability initiatives in Dubuque, Iowa.

  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

    Environmental policy researcher Scott Spak continues to collect data and conduct research in hopes of providing the Johnson County Board of Public Health with answers about how to improve the area's air quality for future generations.

  • Thursday, November 15th, 2012

    There is consensus among scientists that global warming is real and due to human acitivity. Some have begun talking about the possibility of counteracting the warming effect of GHG emissions by intentionally altering fundamental planetary processes.

  • 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.