Tagged: environment

BU environmental expert on impact of oil spill

Cutler Cleveland, professor of Geography and Environment, lays out the short and long-term environmental effects of the BP oil spill. Contact: Cutler Cleveland, 617-353-7552, cutler@bu.edu

Copenhagen boycott ended

Poor nations ended their boycott of the global environment talks in Copenhagen on being assured rich countries aren’t softening their commitments to cutting greenhouse gases.  Professor Adil Najam, director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, is with a delegation of BU students at the Copenhagen talks.  Najam, an author of […]

“Hidden” costs of energy

The National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council reports that there’s about $120 billion in “hidden costs” – including environmental and public health damage — from energy production and consumption every year.  Professor Ian Sue Wing of the BU Center for Energy and Environmental Studies was a member of the NRC committee which conducted the study. […]

Obama calls for tighter tailpipe emissions and 35.5 mph fuel average

Cutler J. Cleveland, Professor of Geography and the Environment  and on the faculty of the Center for Energy & Environmental Studies can discuss President Obama’s proposal for tough standards on tailpipe emissions and higher fuel efficiency targets to 35.5 miles per gallon for new vehicles by 2016 — four years earlier than required under the 2007 energy […]