Gender and Environmental Pollution in China

The Other Half is an independent Chinese film by Ying Liang. The film follows the narrative of Zeng Xiaofen who works as a legal clerk in the city of Zigong in China. The film presents a contemporary commentary on the status of women living in a major Chinese city in and the problems that they … Continue reading Gender and Environmental Pollution in China

Antonia Giles

About Antonia Giles

I am a student at Davidson College, class of 2016. I am a Political Science major with a minor in Environmental Studies. My academic interests are urban agriculture and food justice, environmental policy, and social entrepreneurship.

Reducing Paper Waste at Davidson

College students use an average of 320 pounds of paper every year.[1] Class notes, campus fliers, research papers and exams all contribute, but the largest use of student paper use at Davidson College is from printing readings and articles for class. With all of the technology utilized by Davidson College students, this source of paper … Continue reading Reducing Paper Waste at Davidson

Rebecca Johnson

About Rebecca Johnson

Becky Johnson is a junior environmental studies major, social science track, at Davidson College. Her passion for the environment and sustainability stems from growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and near the Shenandoah National Park in Charlottesville, VA.

The Influence and Power of Environmentalists in Marine Trade Cases

Environmentalists worked within the policy process model to promote environmental protection in two marine trade cases of the late twentieth century. To address dolphin mortality within the tuna industry, environmentalists used scientific publications concerning direct dolphin mortality during tuna fishing … 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.

Increasing the Safety of Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic

MEMORANDUM   TO: ALLYSON ANDERSON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT, BSEE FROM: SARA NAGHAVI, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES STUDENT, DAVIDSON COLLEGE SUBJECT: INCREASING THE SAFETY OF OFFSHORE DRILLING IN THE ATLANTIC DATE: MAY 5, 2015 In April of 2010 4.2 million barrels … 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.

A Proposal to Decrease Water Pollution in the James River

MEMORANDUM TO: TERRY McAULIFFE, GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA FROM: POLLY UKROP, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SENIOR AT DAVIDSON COLLEGE SUBJECT: REDUCTION OF JAMES RIVER POLLUTION DATE: APRIL 2015   NEED FOR POLLUTION CONTROL TACTICS ON THE JAMES RIVER The James River… 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.

The Narratives of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”

Almost a decade ago, former Vice President and presidential nominee Al Gore presented our country with startling scientific evidence of humankind’s imminent presence in the looming environmental crisis. “An Inconvenient Truth” parallels Gore’s lecture campaign to spread awareness… 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.

A Look into Coca-Cola’s Role in India’s Water Trouble

Throughout the 2000s, Coca-Cola defined the quandary between industry, environment, and government in a case that made waves both at a local level and on the international stage. In response to a series of allegations by NGOs, most… 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.

Policy Memo: Gray Wolf Conservation in the Lower-48 States

MEMORANDUM To: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell From: Adrienne Mathis—Davidson College, United States Date: April 2015 Subject: Conservation of Gray Wolves in the Lower-48 States   Gray wolf populations must be protected throughout the contiguous United States.   Wolves are a keystone species that maintain the health and balance of their ecosystem.[1] All gray … Continue reading Policy Memo: Gray Wolf Conservation in the Lower-48 States

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.

A Narrative Analysis on Measure 37: Urban Sprawl and the Evolving System of Growth Management in Portland, Oregon

Portland is seen throughout the world today as a shining example of a modern city with successful growth management, but this does not mean that it could not have occurred without conflicting narratives or stories of those for and against growth management regulations. Judith Layzer’s chapter, “Making Tradeoffs: Urban Sprawl and the Evolving System of … Continue reading A Narrative Analysis on Measure 37: Urban Sprawl and the Evolving System of Growth Management in Portland, Oregon

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.

Pesticide Management Plans for Argentina’s Agricultural Sector

TO: Carlos Casamiquela, President of the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture FROM: Joseph St. James Lopez, Political Science Major at Davidson College SUBJECT: Pesticide Use Management Plan For Argentina’s Agricultural Sector DATE: 4/2/2015 NEED FOR PROPER MANAGEMENT OF PESTICIDES IN ARGENTINA Argentina has become the world’s third-largest soy producer, and “almost all of it is genetically-modified … Continue reading Pesticide Management Plans for Argentina’s Agricultural Sector

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.

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