Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the California utilities monopoly that has faced massive legal backlash for its alleged role in the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in Northern California, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday. According to a lawsuit filed by Camp Fire homeowners, the deadly 2018 fire was caused by a poorly maintained PG&E transmission tower…
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.
According to a recent survey conducted by the Woods Institute for the Environment in collaboration with the Center for Ocean Solutions, a majority of Americans are in favor of preparing for climate change—but less than half of those surveyed want the government to pay for it.
Classes in the School of Earth Sciences are becoming increasingly popular, with enrollment rising approximately 40 percent in the past six years. Pamela Matson, dean of the School of Earth Sciences, attributed increased student enrollment to the growing interest in focus on sustainability challenges.
The Woods Institute for the Environment awarded $833,000 in Environmental Venture Project (EVP) grants on June 25.
Water in the West, formed in January 2010, is a joint program by the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West. It aims to engage in research and policy initiatives from various academic disciplines in order to deliver solutions for the key water challenges in the western United States.
In a presentation titled “Climate Change and the 2012 Election: The New Wedge Issue?” Washington Post journalist Juliet Eilperin remarked Monday that she used to believe that the environment held little political weight.
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) announced that it plans to celebrate the launch of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) at its fall conference on Nov. 10.