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Walrus Haul-Outs on Beaches: Some Solutions

Blog Post | October 14, 2014 | Kevin Harun
In late September, about 35,000 walrus crowded together on a beach in northwest Alaska. This was not an isolated incident, but its sheer size attracted a lot of media...

Polar Code: U.S. Should Lead HFO Ban

Blog Post | August 18, 2014 | Kevin Harun
Op-Ed first published in The Maritime Executive Former U.S. Coast Guard commandant Admiral Robert Papp is visiting Alaska for the first time in his new capacity as the U.S....

Public Participation and Public Protest in China

Blog Post | July 29, 2014 | Kristen McDonald
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection recently reported that there was a 31% rise in mass environmental protests during 2013. The statistic highlights the growth of “NIMBY” (not in my...

Grassroots Organizations Will Help China Move Away From Coal

Blog Post | July 22, 2014 | Kristen McDonald and Sun Qingwei
First Published in the Huffington Post President Obama’s new carbon rule elicited a seemingly strong reaction from China: a pledge to institute a national carbon cap by 2016. But does...

Pacific Environment Welcomes Sun Qingwei as China Climate Coordin

Blog Post | May 30, 2014 | Caroline Dezendorf
China has recently been generating a tremendous amount of news because of its pressing need to decrease air pollution and build a clean energy future. This is a heavy...

A Day in the Life of a River Volunteer in China

Blog Post | May 16, 2014 | Zhao Zhong
Yu Lixiang asked me to meet him on a sunny afternoon in March on the banks of the Xiang River. He waited for me by a bridge where he...