Climate Change and the Knowledge Analysis

We’ve all heard the stories. In a few decades time U.S. coastal cities, such as Miami, FL, will be underwater and cease to exist. Drastic flooding that occurs now are just precursors for what is yet to come (Ruggeri 2017). And yet, despite a vast amount of scientific literature and consensus among the community, there […]

Is the EPA doing enough to protect local communities?

When living in a community close to a landfill, most people would not be happy to find out that there has been waste from processing uranium dumped illegally in that landfill. Another blow would come from the fact that it was dumped in the ‘70s, and you are only now finding out about the waste […]

EPA Rollback of Air Pollution Regulation Shows the Power of the Ruling Elite

On January 25th, 2018 the Trump administration announced that it would be getting rid of the requirement for the EPA to classify sites as “major sources” of hazardous air pollution… Read More

About Me

My name is Anthony Del Corso, and I am a first-year student at Davidson College from Bethlehem, PA. I am undecided as to what my major will be, but right… Read More

Is the Solar Tariff Designed to Protect the Fossil Fuel Industry?

The sun is still shining and solar continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in the country. According to the National Solar Jobs Census, in less than a decade employment in the solar industry has increased approximately 178 percent (Rizzo, 2018). Despite this growth, last week Trump announced that he would be slapping […]

About Me

I am a Political Science major at Davidson College in the class of 2018.  I hail from Baltimore, Maryland, where I received an early introduction to conservation and recovery efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.  Since coming to Davidson, I have become interested in balancing creativity and responsibility within environmental policymaking.  I believe that while typical […]

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.

About Me

My name is Sean Caveney and i’m a junior Environmental Studies and Political Science double major at Davidson College. I am particularly interested in the renewable energy sector, specifically how government policies affect the way in which the private sector operates within it. Outside of the classroom, I am the captain of the Men’s Track […]

EPA’s Battle on Toxic Waste: A Rising Concern

Despite the growing controversies with the current administration over environmental politics, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently announced new commitments to the Superfund program to address toxic waste sites across the nation. Included in the list of sites is the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri, a location that’s been in the program since …

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About Me

I am a junior Environmental Studies major at Davidson college, with a focus in economics and political science. I am interested in pursuing research in the field of environmental social sciences. I am from Charlotte, NC and have worked with environmentally centered organizations in the area, and internationally. These organizations have expanded my understanding of …

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News Response Paper

Covering nearly three quarters of its surface, the ubiquitous impact of Earth’s oceans is by no means confined to the natural world. Its wide-ranging influence also extends to the political world. Prominent oceanic environmental issues, including ocean acidification and rising sea levels, garner much attention, but several lesser-known topics have the potential to generate equally …

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