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 Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions - May 2, 2012 

Upcoming Events

May 15

Durham, North Carolina

The Nicholas Institute will co-sponsor the Duke University Symposium on Water and Cities from 9-3 p.m. on the Duke campus.


June 4-5
Asheville, North Carolina 
The Nicholas Institute's Brian Murray will present on a recent paper "The Net Global Effects of Alternative Biofuel Mandates" at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Summer Conference.


June 5-8
Washington, D.C.
The Nicholas Institute's Linwood Pendleton will be among the presenters at Capitol Hill Ocean Week.

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


In the News

National Journal, Rule a Step to Curbing Climate Change


The Herald Sun, Pickle Named to Post


Duke Today & Futurity, Water Treatments Alone Not Enough to Combat Fluorosis in Ethiopia


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Tool Maps Greenhouse Gas Benefits 

MapToolA new tool developed at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions can help agricultural producers determine how their actions may positively impact the global climate. Using data from hundreds of studies, the interactive map not only allows users to see what on-farm practices offer the most greenhouse gas reduction benefits, but compare results across 10 regions in the United States. It is based on a study by the Nicholas Institute's Technical Working Group on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (T-AGG).  


University Opens Washington Office

Duke University has opened a permanent office in Washington, D.C., to facilitate classes and other events. The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions is among the units that will occupy offices within the facility.


Case Study: Carbon Capture and Storage

A new report uses a software program created at Duke to map out cost-efficient options for the design of a carbon capture and storage network in North Carolina. The analysis, using OptimaCCS, looks at pipeline routes, necessary pipe diameters and lengths, efficiencies from using shared pipelines and the impact of sequestration costs when designing the network. 


Provost Funds Problem-Focused Projects

Researchers from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are among the recipients of six Problem-Focused Interdisciplinary Research Scholarship Teams (PFIRST) grants. The project will address the ethical issues surrounding climate change.


Report: Water Rate Setting Strategies

To ensure the country's changing water demands and evolving environmental challenges are met, the water industry must find new strategies and partners to map a new way forward. A new paper by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions shows, by analyzing disparate rate cases, that common strategies can exist with regard to rate setting procedures, no matter how different the utility.


Fish Stocks Focus of Duke Event

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions recently co-sponsored an event, which utilized telepresence technology to connect participants from across the country, to discuss the tradeoffs necessary to maintain fish stocks and share how scientists arrive at the standards for fishery health. It featured the Nicholas Institute's Linwood Pendleton, the Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin, the University of Washington's Ray Hilborn and others. See photos, video and the Storify archive from the event. 


Journal: Creating the Future We Want

A study co-authored by a Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce researcher is featured in the journal Sustainability: Science, Practice and PolicyThe article describes how a combination of science, innovation, effective governance and public-private collaboration may help to overcome many of the world's serious environmental, economic and social challenges.


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.