Fall 2017:
The Climate Issue

Amid an uncertain political landscape, increasingly extreme weather events, and misconceptions among the public, this issue of Empower explores the dynamic intersection of science, business, and policy related to climate change.

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Featured Stories

Leading the Charge

Leading the Charge

Businesses, state and local governments undeterred in aiming for climate targets—will it be enough?

Powering the Future

Powering the Future

Career-based learning for students entering the new energy economy

Risk and Reward

Risk and Reward

The insurance sector on the climate frontlines

Myth and the Media

Myth and the Media

Understanding public skepticism of climate change

Bryce Gray

Communicating with the Audience in Mind

An inside look into reporting on climate change

Space

Space: The Sustainability Frontier

Satellites, climate monitoring, and space junk

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Alumni Profiles: State and Local Climate Leadership

Oakleaf

Laura Oakleaf (SPS '05)

Empowering communities to lead on climate

Kuklick

Casey Kuklick (WCAS '08)

From history major to policy strategist

LaRusso

Joseph LaRusso (TGS '81, Law '89)

Leading Boston toward climate neutrality

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Global Spotlights in Sustainability

India

Photo Essay: India

Indian farmers adapt to climate change using high-tech greenhouses

BFF

Kenya

Best Foot Forward

Benin

Benin

Project Ouidah

Arctic

The Arctic

An ocean of noise

Cilento

Laos

Land and resource management

Germany

Germany

A cleantech immersion for young engineers

 

Zuckerman

Around the World

In search of sustainable food systems

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Campus News: Sustainability and Energy

Cars

Health and Carbon

Linking prices at the pump with public health

water

Targeting Threats to Drinking Water

New material strips toxic pollutant from drinking water

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Cash for Carbon

A cost-effective way to reduce deforestation

battery

Partnership for Clean Energy

Early innovation shines for two Northwestern-Exelon projects

climate leadership

Leading on Climate

Northwestern partners help form an action coalition

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