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 Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions - June 6, 2011 

Upcoming Events

June 24 

New Bern, North Carolina 

Bill Holman will serve as a panelist at the North Carolina Coastal Federation conference "Coastal Power: Riding the Wave of Green Energy."


June 30 

Madison, Wisconsin

The Institute's Lydia Olander will moderate a panel at the Ecosystem Marketplace Conference.



For more information on upcoming events, visit the Nicholas Institute's website. 


In the News

The Artic Sounder, Olson, Henderschedt Reappointed to Federal Fish Council


Carolina Journal Radio, Does Bigger Government Mean Better Services?


Forbes, Fracking Study May Expose Natural Gas Industry to Regulation


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Nicholas School Recognition Ceremony 2011 - Alumni Speaker Christopher Galik
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New Center Website Launched 

CSC Homepage shotThe Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions has launched a new website. Visit it at: 


Created in 2010, the center is home to internationally recognized researchers who are dedicated to conducting and making readily available research, data and policies on sustainability. The Center doesn't advocate, it supports independent and transparent sustainability research that can be used by government, industry and other decision makers to meet global sustainability challenges.


Murray Named to NAS Committee     

Brian Murray, director for economic analysis, has been named to a National Academies of Science committee tasked with exploring how the federal tax code could influence greenhouse gas emissions. 


Policy Recommendations on Fracking 

This policy brief, co-authored by a Nicholas Institute researcher, outlines recommendations for monitoring and addressing potential environmental and human health risks related to hydraulic fracturing.


Staffer Earns Environmental Award

The Cape Fear River Assembly recently presented Bill Holman with their J.W. Pate Award, a tribute to his contributions to conservation and environmental protection.


Law Journal Publishes Institute Study

A paper in Pace Environmental Law Review examines how offset programs proposed in recent climate legislation would be affected by the requirements of laws such as the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.


Report: The Science on Blue Carbon

The natural science of blue carbon is evolving rapidly, and many policy makers remain uncertain about the biophysical potential of these habitats as engines of carbon storage. This report summarizes what is known and unknown about blue carbon.


The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions helps decision makers create timely, effective, and economically practical solutions to the world's most critical environmental challenges.

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