Category: Oct-17

Rick Reibstein on why the Clean Air Act shouldn’t prevent municipalities from placing limitations on leaf blowers

October 31st, 2017 in 2017, Faculty, News, Oct-17, Pub-17, Publications, Rick Reibstein

Lecturer Rick Reibstein has just published “Legal Challenges to Leaf Blower Ordinances: The Issue of Preemption” in Quiet Communities. “The issue of preemption has loomed large in the willingness of local government to impose restrictions on local sources of excessive noise and pollution,” Reibstein writes. Click here to read the full article.

Rachael Garrett writes about cattle ranching, the Amazon, and low incomes

October 30th, 2017 in 2017, Faculty, News, Oct-17, Pub-17, Publications, Rachael Garrett

Assistant professor Rachael Garrett has penned “For cattle farmers in the Brazilian Amazon, money can’t buy happiness” in the latest issue of The Conservation. Based on research published in Ecology and Society, Garrett writes, “Ranching rates have remained fairly steady over the past 20 years. That’s because, as our research has demonstrated, economic returns don’t always explain how farmers in this region choose to use their land.” Click here to read the full article.

Professor Suchi Gopal named panelist for SWMS “Journey to Confidence” session

October 30th, 2017 in 2017, Events, Faculty, News, Oct-17, Presentations, Suchi Gopal, Talks

Professor Suchi Gopal has been invited as a panelist for the upcoming Society for Women in Marine Science annual symposium, “Swimming in Confidence: Declaring Your Scientific Authority.”  Professor Gopal and her colleagues will close the event with the panel “The Journey to Confidence.”
Society for Women in Marine Science

4th Annual SWMS Symposium

Friday, November 3, 2017

8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, MA

Pontus Olofsson receives research funding from NASA

October 25th, 2017 in 2017, Awards, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Grants, News, Oct-17, Pontus Olofsson, Rachael Garrett, Researchers

Research Associate Professor Pontus Olofsson has been awarded a three-year research grant from the NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program for his proposal “Comprehensive analysis of thirty years of land change in Georgia: patterns, carbon dynamics and drivers.” Olofsson, together with co-investigators Rachael Garrett and Curtis Woodcock, will analyze the land change patterns and terrestrial carbon dynamics of the country of Georgia over the last 30 years. The study has a strong social science component and includes analyses of impacts of shifting policies, globalization, and of the economic and political turmoil of modern Georgia.

Professor Cutler Cleveland appointed to Implementation Advisory Committee

October 19th, 2017 in 2017, Cutler Cleveland, Faculty, News, Oct-17

Professor Cutler Cleveland has been appointed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Implementation Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA).  The IAC is composed of representatives from various sectors in the Commonwealth to advise the Executive Office Energy and Environmental Affairs on implementation of the GWSA. The IAC members volunteer their time and expertise to participate in discussions, review draft documents, and provide recommendations to the Secretary for the Administration’s consideration.

Lecturer Rick Reibstein publishes on ethical chemistry

October 16th, 2017 in 2017, Faculty, News, Oct-17, Pub-17, Publications, Rick Reibstein

Lecturer Rick Reibstein‘s article, “A More Ethical Chemistry,” appears in the journal Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry. “Because of the success of greener and safer alternatives the industry now has a new responsibility,” Reibstein urges, “to investigate whether better alternatives are feasible, and continuously evolve to impose less risk.”