Analysis of the White House America First Energy Plan

Shortly after the inauguration of Donald Trump, the first official White House Energy Plan has been released. Here are some summary key findings: The plan is short and in some ways familiar in its stated goals: Lower costs of energy and economic growth Responsible stewardship for the environment Energy security and independence But with some Read more about Analysis of the White House America First Energy Plan[…]

Article on Climate Change and the Election

Despite increasing global attention and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate change has become a contested political issue in the U.S. While Donald Trump has referred to climate change as a hoax, indigenous and environmental activists have mobilized to stop pipelines like Keystone XL and Dakota Access. Yet, why has climate change become politicized Read more about Article on Climate Change and the Election[…]

Western Social Sciences Association 2017, Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management Section, Call for Papers – San Francisco, April 2017

Shared by Chelsea Schelly on our mailing list. Western Social Sciences Association (WSSA) is a widely interdisciplinary and friendly organization, and their annual conferences provide an excellent opportunity for you and your students to present environment-related social science work in a welcoming environment. This year’s conference is in San Francisco, April 12-15 2017. Please see the call Read more about Western Social Sciences Association 2017, Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management Section, Call for Papers – San Francisco, April 2017[…]

Using Behavioral Science Insights To Better Serve the American People

Jean Boucher shared this recent executive order from the United States with us on our mailing list. The Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) has recently made publicly available Executive Order 13707 of September 15, 2015. Excerpt: A growing body of evidence demonstrates that behavioral science insights— research findings from fields such as behavioral economics Read more about Using Behavioral Science Insights To Better Serve the American People[…]