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Across the institute, Nelson faculty are making headlines.

Newspaper and cup of coffeeTim Portlock On Urban Landscapes And Environmental Challenges
WORT FM, March 11, 2024
Interviewed: Tim Portlock, professor of environmental studies

“What can it mean when people talk about the environment in their artwork? The first step is: what are you trying to do with your art? Are you trying to get people to do things … or is it a more philosophical meditation on what the environment means in a cultural sense?”


Winter’s Last Gasp
Newsweek, April 3, 2024
By Jack Williams, Center for Climatic Research faculty affiliate

“As a scientist who studies how species responded to the climate changes accompanying the end of the last ice age, I’m concerned that these questions miss the bigger ones: is this the end of winter in the northern U.S. as we know it?”

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Person holding newspaper stackClimate Change Could Cost Each American Born Today $500,000
Consumer Reports, April 16, 2024
Quoted: Tracey Holloway, environmental studies professor and chair of the energy analysis and policy program

“I think this study will change the way some people think about climate change because it makes the future so much more immediate and personal.”

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Florida Baffles Experts by Banning Local Water Break Rules as Deadly Heat Is on the Rise
USA Today, April 18, 2024
Quoted: Richard Keller, Center for Culture, History, and Environment faculty associate

“As the extreme heat days go up and up every year, it’s becoming more dangerous. Increased regulations are really a critical protection for workers.”

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Paper airplaneMaking Flying Cleaner
New York Times, May 2, 2024
Quoted: Tyler Lark, scientist in the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

[Lark] told me that the margins on ethanol’s benefits are thin enough that, depending on the model you chose to calculate its effects, the results can be radically different.

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The Meat Industry’s War on Wildlife
Vox, April 24, 2024
Quoted: Adrian Treves, professor of environmental studies

“We’ve been fed this story that the eradication of wolves was necessary for livestock production.”

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