Environmental Studies

June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."


"How Trump’s ‘Secret Science’ Rule Would Put Patients’ Privacy at Risk"

"When patients participate in health studies, their medical and genetic details are typically kept anonymous to protect them. A controversial Trump administration plan to limit the scientific studies used in policymaking could put that anonymity in jeopardy, a new study warns."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/20/2020

"U.S. Flood Risk Model To Be Publicly Available In Boon For Homebuyers"

"A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the United States, giving the public a look at the data institutional investors use to gauge risk."

Source: Reuters, 01/14/2020

"Trump Aims to Reel in Climate Reviews While Courts Say Otherwise"

"The Trump administration’s plan to speed up project reviews for pipelines, mines, highways, and other infrastructure would scale back how agencies consider climate change in the process—running counter to a stack of legal precedent that’s been growing for years."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 01/10/2020

"EPA Employees Push 'Bill Of Rights' To Protect Scientific Integrity"

"Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unionized employees have drafted a bill of rights, asking the agency to recognize the need for scientific integrity, research into climate science and the ability to enforce environmental laws without political interference."

Source: The Hill, 01/08/2020

"Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning

"Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nation’s benchmark environmental law."

Source: NY Times, 01/06/2020


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