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 Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions -April 4, 2012 

Upcoming Events

April 10-12

San Francisco, California

Join the Nicholas Institute as we co-present the program for the 2012 Conference "Navigating the American Carbon World." 


April 17-18
Washington, D.C.
The Nicholas Institute's Brian Murray will speak at the conference "Providing Environmental Services from Agriculture."

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


In the News

News & Observer, The Right Agency to Oversee Drilling


National Journal, Interested in Solutions, Not Blame


ClimateWire, Study Says Burning Wood for Electricity May Reduce Carbon Emissions


Biomass Power and Thermal Magazine, Study Shows Impact of Market Forces on Bioenergy GHG Emissions


ClimateWire, With Rules for Existing Sources Announced, Questions Linger About Existing Sources


The Chronicle, Former CIA Director Stresses Importance of Renewable Energy Sources


Global Perspectives MagazineBlue Economy Can Protect the Mediterranean Sea


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Event: Are Fisheries Turning the Corner?

overfishing panelThe Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and and the Ocean Policy Working Group at the Duke University Center for International Studies will host a panel focused on the topic of overfishing. The expert discussion on the tradeoffs necessary to maintain fish stocks and how scientists and managers arrive at the standards for fishery health will be live streamed on the Internet. Tune in from 5-7 p.m. April 9. Tweet about the event using the hashtag #overfishingpanel.


Staffer Tapped for Environmental Post

Amy Pickle, senior attorney for state policy at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, has been appointed one of the 19 members of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission. 


Celebrate Earth Month at Duke 

April 22 may be Earth Day, but at Duke University we are celebrating the planet with a host of environmentally focused campus events throughout the month of April. The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions has events featured on the Sustainable Duke calendar. Come join us mid-month for guest lectures on governing freshwater resources and water allocation


Report: Valuing the Oceans

A new paper by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and others highlights how a better understanding of the economic value of marine ecosystem services could substantially improve the management of critical marine resources; and provide a better grasp of the potential economic challenges that arise from a rapidly changing ocean environment. 


Director Elected to Law Institute

Tim Profeta, founding director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve law. 


Agricultural Emissions Reductions

Agricultural land use is responsible for 6 percent of United States greenhouse gas emissions. There may be a potential to reduce these emissions and to capture additional carbon in the soil. Researchers at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions take an in-depth look at scientific literature and provide a side-by-side comparison of the mitigation potential for 42 different agricultural land management activities in the journal Advances in Agronomy.


New Hires Join Two Institute Programs

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions welcomed two new researchers recently. Martin Ross and Jeremy Tarr are now helping further work in the Environmental Economics and Climate and Energy programs.  


Report: What Makes Carbon Work?

Early implementation experience and a handful of empirical analyses in the literature indicate that the supply of forest carbon offsets may be constrained by transaction costs and access to markets, among other things. Two Duke researchers explore this issue in a new report published in the journal Forest Science.


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.

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University,
 P.O. Box 90335, Durham, NC 27708.