Establishing a Comprehensive Framework to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud

MEMORANDUM To: Carrie Selberg, Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service From: Sara Naghavi Date: March 31, 2015 Subject: Establishing a Comprehensive Framework to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud   Motivation … Continued

Sara Naghavi

About Sara Naghavi

I am a junior at Davidson College from Long Island, NY. I am studying Biology and Environmental Studies, and am passionate about photography and marine conservation.

Shark Management Procedures in Western Australia

MEMORANDUM To: Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett From: Adrienne Mathis—Davidson College, United States Date: February 2015 Subject: Shark Management Procedures in Western Australia Current Western Australian shark management tactics rely on culling, a strategy with decreasing scientific and public approval. A new shark management plan must be created to address ecological and conservation concerns … Continue reading Policy Memo: Shark Management Procedures in Western Australia

Adrienne Mathis

About Adrienne Mathis

As an Anthropology major and Environmental Studies minor at Davidson College I am most passionate about environmental justice, indigenous rights, and ecosystem management. I enjoy using analytical frameworks to better understand the complexity of environmental problems.

Regulation to Control Methane Leaks in Natural Gas Pipelines

To: Ms. Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the EPA From: Christopher von Türk Date: 2/6/15 Regulation to Control Methane Leaks in Natural Gas Pipelines Leaks in natural gas pipelines pose public safety, environmental, and economic dangers to citizens across… Read More

Christopher Von Turk

About Christopher Von Turk

I am a junior majoring in Political Science at Davidson College, and I have a keen interest in energy and sustainability issues, in particular the Energiewende in Germany.

The Decline of Pollinators and what it Means for the Future

  The Decline of Pollinators and what it Means for the Future In a new study, “Do Pollinators Contribute to Nutritional Health,” researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) and Harvard University have found evidence that the loss… Read More

Chris Johnson

About Christopher Johnson

Chris is a sophomore environmental studies and political science major at Davidson College. He is interested in pursuing research in environmental policy and law.

Certifying All Future Commercial Buildings in Charlotte LEED Gold

MEMORANDUM To:        Mayor Dan Clodfelter From:    Christopher Johnson Re:        Certifying All Future Commercial Buildings in Charlotte LEED Gold Date:     February 6th, 2015 Many buildings in Charlotte are negatively impacting… Read More

Chris Johnson

About Christopher Johnson

Chris is a sophomore environmental studies and political science major at Davidson College. He is interested in pursuing research in environmental policy and law.

“Below a Mountain of Wealth, A River of Waste”

Kacey Merlini February 5th, 2015 In what was previously “one of the world’s last untouched landscapes” (Perlez and Bonner 2005), complete with remote tribes donning loincloths and “a pristine rainforest … granted special status by the United Nations”… Read More

Kacey Merlini

About Kacey Merlini

I am a sophomore Environmental Social Science major at Davidson College particularly focusing on the political, economic, and social impacts of renewable energy systems and food policy. I also play lacrosse at Davidson, and in my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors and photography.

Soya Moratorium Effective in Slowing Deforestation

Kacey Merlini January 28, 2015 For the past 30 years, the Amazon Rainforest has been ravaged by soy farmers as they cut deeper into the world’s most diverse, beautiful, and important biomes in an attempt to meet the… Read More

Kacey Merlini

About Kacey Merlini

I am a sophomore Environmental Social Science major at Davidson College particularly focusing on the political, economic, and social impacts of renewable energy systems and food policy. I also play lacrosse at Davidson, and in my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors and photography.

Proposing Carbon Taxes in Charlotte

MEMORANDUM To: Mayor Daniel Clodfelter, Charlotte, NC From: Polly Ukrop, Davidson College Date: February 2015 Subject: Instituting a Carbon Tax in the City of Charlotte   Introduction Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activities are an increasingly tremendous… Read More

Polly Ukrop

About Polly Ukrop

I am an Environmental Studies senior at Davidson College interested in Corporate Sustainability and the always complicated balancing act of interests that businesses, politicians and society face in working towards a greener tomorrow.

Governor Kasich, Amend Ohio SB 310

TO: GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH FROM: JOSEPH ST. JAMES SUBJECT: AMEND OHIO SB 310 INTRODUCTION The passing of Senate Bill 310 in Ohio, signed into law June 13, 2014, ‘freezes’ SB221 for two years. SB221 includes state rules requiring electric utilities to sell more power generated by renewable energies “to help customers use less electricity.”[i] Although … Continue reading Governor Kasich, Amend Ohio SB 310

Joe St. James Lopez

About Joe St. James Lopez

My name is Joe St. James, and I am a political science major with a particular interest in environmental policy and diverse issues of sustainable development. I am taking Dr. Bullock’s Environmental Politics class so that I can further learn about these issues, as well as the roles that energy efficiency and renewable energy issues have had on politics.

Saving the Florida Manatee Through Spring Restoration

Introduction Despite being one of the most well-known, beloved, and symbolic creatures in the state of Florida, the Florida manatee is on the brink of extinction due to the significant cooling of the waters off Florida’s coast during… Read More

Ed Isola

About Ed Isola

I am a Mathematics and Computer Science and Political Science double major at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Outside of writing, I enjoy wrestling and playing music.

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