Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions - April 4, 2016

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Impacts to Coral Reefs Underestimated
In a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' Linwood Pendleton--with co-authors from the University of Miami, the University of Queensland and the University of Brest--report that evidence is stacking up to suggest that impacts to coral reefs may be underestimated. In a Q&A, Pendleton says that's not all. By themselves, current scientific studies do not fully capture the complexity or number of environmental changes the reefs face.
Call for Papers: Environmental Justice
The Nicholas Institute and Kenan Institute for Ethics invite research paper submissions for presentation at a workshop on new directions in the analysis of environmental justice at Duke University, August 23 and 24. Abstracts must be submitted by April 15 for consideration.
Mass-Based Trading under the CPP
A new working paper describes the choices associated with a mass-based trading program under the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and their effects as well as explores potential goals and the allowance allocation methods best suited to achieve them.
NESP Guidebook Now Printable
Following release of new policy guidance directing federal agencies to begin incorporating ecosystem services in federal planning and decision making, the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) at the Nicholas Institute introduced updates to its online Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook. The updated guidebook is now also available as a printable book
Study Examines Endangered Species Act
A new working paper identifies data needs to facilitate voluntary conservation activities under the Endangered Species Act, reviews experience with existing voluntary conservation approaches under the act, and recommends research and implementation strategies to make voluntary conservation approaches more widespread.
Outcomes of Clean Power Plan Stay
Some parties are saying that the unusual decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the Clean Power Plan (CPP) does not bode well for the future of the rule. The Nicholas Institute's Christina Reichert discusses how three possible outcomes of CPP litigation might affect future climate policy.

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