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Dan Fiorino (left) and Mary Nichols (right)

Environment ·

A Conversation with Mary Nichols – Chair, California Air Resources Board

If you ask Mary Nichols what the biggest air pollution and climate challenge of the next few years will be for California and the country, she feels the answer is obvious: our “seeming inability to solve the political impasse.”
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Diagram illustrating AU's combined heat and power plant

Environment ·

AU Combined Heat and Power System Reuses Waste Heat, Saves Campus Energy and Money

Natural gas-fired microturbines generate electricity locally on-campus.
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Tree Campus, Higher Education. An Arbor Day Foundation Program

Environment ·

AU Earns Tree Campus USA Designation for 10th Year in a Row

This summer, American University received the Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 10th year in a row.
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Plants growing out of sand.

Environment ·

Curbing Overpopulation with Positive Psychology Strategies

Daniel Fiorino, director of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy, hosted an online discussion on the topic of using positive psychology to curb overpopulation on September 9, 2020.
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Abbie Veitch

Achievements ·

Abigail Veitch ’21 Awarded Udall Scholarship

Abigail “Abbie” Veitch (environmental studies and communications ’21) has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship from the Udall Foundation in recognition of her leadership, public service, and commitment to environmental issues.
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Fish

Research ·

Aquaculture’s Role in Nutrition in the COVID-19 Era

New paper from American University environmental science professor and global working group ponders four likely scenarios.
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The Fight For Clean Air

Announcement ·

New Documentary Celebrates Clean Air Act, Highlights Communities Still Waiting for Clean Air

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital will host the premiere of a new documentary directed by the Executive Director of AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking Maggie Stogner.
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field with factory in background

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Environmental Leaders Discuss Next Gen Environmental Regulations for the Modern Era

On May 28, 2020, the SPA Center for Environmental Policy hosted an online forum on environmental regulation and compliance
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Children's drawing that says

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American University Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day done online, amid stay-at-home-orders.
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Battelle-Tompkins Memorial Building

Achievements ·

Banner Award Season for College of Arts and Sciences Students

Congratulations to the 2020 University Student Award Winners!
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