Policy Memo: Municipal Composting in the Town of Davidson


Hypocrite! The Effect of Value Systems on Media Discourse

By Dodi Allocca On January 10th 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio made two major climate announcements. He declared that New York City will divest “its $189 billion pension system from fossil fuel reserve owners within five years” and that the City will bring a lawsuit against five oil companies to protect from and cope with…

Bear Ears National Monument: A Values Analysis

Just prior to leaving office on December 28th, 2016, President Barack Obama established Bears Ears National Monument by citing the Antiquities Act. Many natives of the area, including the Navajo Nation, viewed this as a victory after years of cultural and environmental activism. However, one year later on December 4th, 2017, President Trump controversially reduced …

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About Olivia Stanley

My name is Olivia Stanley and I’m from Roanoke, Virginia. I’m an environmental studies and philosophy major in the class of 2020 at Davidson College. At Davidson, I am also a member of the varsity women’s swim team and Warner Hall. I’m especially interested in ecosystem conservation and sustainability and I hope to one day be involved in environmental law.

The Story of Nature’s Decline

In the Pacific Northwest, 223 million acres of fertile land is filled with towering trees that are over 200 years old. Within this ancient forest, the elusive northern spotted owl… Read More

About Katie Greene

I am a Senior Biology major at Davidson College. I am interested in wildlife conservation and forest management. I am originally from St. Augustine, FL.

About Me

Hello, my name is Jack Kennedy and I am currently a junior.  I am from Buffalo, New York and major in English.  My interest in environmental politics stems from the semester I just spent in New Zealand (photo above was taken right before I did New Zealand’s highest bungee jump).  Compared to America, namely Niagara …

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Offshore Drilling and Stakeholders

On January 4, President Trump announced that his administration would allow offshore drilling for oil and natural gas along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in addition to parts of the Arctic (Friedman 2018). Originally, George H. W. Bush protected these coastlines by instituting an offshore drilling ban, which President George W. Bush overturned in 2008 …

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Expansion of Offshore Drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf

On January 4th, 2018, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, a Trump appointee, announced a plan that would allow for offshore oil and gas drilling in almost all U.S. coastal… Read More

About Me

  My name is John Blue. I am a freshman at Davidson College thinking about majoring in either math or physics. I’m from Richmond, Virginia, and my interest in environmental… Read More

EPA Regulations on Major Pollution Sources

Cancer, brain damage, infertility, developmental problems and even death — these are some of the long-term effects that have been identified of exposure to air toxins. These chemicals include arsenic, lead, and mercury, and are emitted into the air by sources of pollution around the country — sources that had been heavily regulated by the […]

Moratorium on Wind Project Permits in Maine: Exclusion of Proximate Stakeholders

On January 24th, 2018, Governor of Maine, Paul LePage issued an executive order placing a moratorium on issuing permits for new wind projects (Cousins and Shepherd 2018). Wind power has expanded so much in Maine over the last decade, that wind-generated electricity is currently being exported from the state (Bever 2017). A 2006 project in […]

About Anna Ramgren

I am a Junior biology major at Davidson College, however, I call Maine home. I became interested in Environmental Politics while studying abroad in Bocas del Toro, Panama.