Tag Archives: environment

Can statistics save the world?

The editorial piece published in spring of 2017 by George C. Wang for CNN.com, utilizes many different peer-reviewed studies and reports to make his case for how adopting a vegan diet can “save the planet”. Wang extensively cites a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to illustrate the deleterious effects […]

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Press Access & Environmental Coverage in the Trump Era

In the EENews piece, Camille von Kaenel mentions that Rep. Debbie Dingell’s request to tour the EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor in March, and was originally turned down – with the Lab stating that it had no political chaperones around. The Detroit News article also mentions that Dingell’s first request to visit the […]

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Volkswagen Car Emission Scandal

The article published by The Atlantic discusses how a group of researchers at West Virginia University discovered major disparities in the expected emission levels from clean diesel Volkswagen cars. It explains how the findings from this research led to further investigations by the California Air Resources Board as well as the EPA. It mentioned that Volkswagen denied any […]

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Compact Impact: Increasing Environmental and Public Health Community Engagement

Erin Dolan Grace Denney Genevieve Friedman Project Title: Compact Impact: Increasing Environmental and Public Health Community Engagement Requested Amount: $10,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 12 months Describe your Project: For someone looking to get involved with local issues, there is not one individual place on the Internet where they can view all […]

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E.P.A. in the News: Bigger Trucks on Fuel Diet?

The article “E.P.A. Proposal Will Put Bigger Trucks on Fuel Diet” was largely focused on the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory’s “truck treadmill,” which will help increase the fuel efficiency of large trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks. While this is a heavily politicized and controversial issue, the authors of this piece seemed […]

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Energy Consumption Tracking Service to Save Money and Help Others

  Lauren Lukens, Morgan Ginter, Monica Pagani, and Kyle Kleiman   Project Title: 10 words   Energy Consumption Tracking Service to Save Money and Help Others   Requested Amount: $500   Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 6 months   Describe your Project: 500 words   We will create website that allows people to […]

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Knight News Challenge-GreenScan

Description: 514 words Have you ever walked into a grocery store and wondered how much energy it took to produce the myriad food items stocking the shelves?  Are you an ecologically-conscious person?  Would you like to contribute to reducing your personal and local carbon footprint but aren’t sure how to start?  With our prospective phone […]

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Knight Challenge – Report Me

  Project Title: 10 words Report Me – A worldwide online network for publications and journalists Requested Amount $3,000   Expected Amount of time to Complete Project 6 months – 1 year   Describe your Project: 500 words A network for publications to easily find journalists based on location, topic, and expertise to find information […]

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Climate Change and The Value of the Great Lakes

Even in the Fall, the sunset on Lake Michigan is breathtaking, as the sunlight dances over the dark waters, but all eyes are on the bride and groom. A lake-side beach wedding in September seems like an unusual choice, but Valerie Ann Strong “could not imagine a more perfect location.” She grew up in a […]

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The Future of the American Farmer

Eighty degrees and blazing sun is not a typical winter day in Southeast Michigan. It is however good news for Tomm Becker, 33, owner of Sunseed Farms in Ann Arbor. A soft, warm breeze rustles through the last clinging leaves of the giant white oak that stands at the center of his ten-acre property. Strewn […]

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