For Rocky Rohwedder, MS ’79, environmental destruction and global poverty are inextricably linked. It all began with the question: “Are there highly successful examples of communities lifting themselves out of poverty while simultaneously lowering their ecological footprint?” The answer is a resounding, YES.
My grandmother, Christine Johanna Hoffman, was born in 1894 and died in 1990. In the course of her lifetime, she witnessed the advent of indoor plumbing and home electrification, the Wright Brothers' first flight, the debut of the Ford Model T and man landing on the moon, just to name a few.
By Liz Kalaugher, environmentalresearchweb
The environmental justice arena has seen much change since it emerged from the civil rights movement. Now, a survey of 31 key players has revealed some of the challenges as the field has transitioned from local efforts to national and global remits, and more sophisticated strategies.
Foregoing turkey dinners and downtime over the 2015 Thanksgiving break, a group of dedicated SNREds from Sustainability Without Borders (SWB) instead traveled to the Ayacucho region of Peru to assist the Chakiqpampa community with two critical water projects.
If they successfully invade Lake Erie, Asian carp could eventually account for about a third of the total weight of fish in the lake and could cause declines in most fish species—including prized sport and commercial fish such as walleye, according to a new computer modeling study.
On December 14, 2015, the New York Times published the following letter to the editor by SNRE Associate Professor Thomas Princen. The letter was a response to the outcome of the 21st Conference of Parties, recently held in Paris and attended by a delegation of U-M students and faculty from SNRE and across campus.
To the Editor: