Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability

Addressing fundamental issues of urban sustainability effectively and with foresight requires the leveraging of resources and insight across a wide spectrum of fields and disciplines, including science and technology, the social sciences, urban planning, and public health.

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Jul 31 2014
Economic Growth and Environmental Protection through Evidence-Based Policy

9:30 AM
University of Chicago Center in Delhi, India

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EPIC in the News

Jul 11 2014
Taking Effective Action Against the Unstoppable

Climate change is not an event in your children’s future. It is bearing down upon you now. And there is nothing you — or anyone else — can do to prevent the hit.

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Jun 23 2014
The value of ‘second-best solutions’ to global warming

Over the weekend a prominent Republican, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, came out for a more-comprehensive attack on global warming than anything the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed: In a New York Times essay, he called for a tax on carbon. 

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Jun 03 2014
The Potential Downside of Natural Gas

CONVENTIONAL wisdom, strongly promoted by the natural gas industry, is that natural gas drives down American emissions of carbon dioxide, by substituting for carbon-rich coal. The climate stabilization plan announced by the Obama administration on Monday relies on that. But in other ways, cheap natural gas drives emissions up.

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EPIC Affiliate Profiles - Cristina Negri

EPIC Affiliate Profiles - Cristina Negri photo

As an agronomist and soil scientist, M. Cristina Negri leads the phytotechnologies R&D activities at Argonne National Laboratory. Phytotechnologies encompass the treatment of environmental problems through the use of plants. She was the scientific lead in the deployment and monitoring of multi-acre field scale phytoremediation installations and for the development of a phyto- and bio-remediation R&D project in Russia. Her interests also focus on input-efficient approaches to growing energy crops, water efficiency in growing biofuel crops, and on the advanced treatment and reuse of wastewater and other impaired water. She also currently leads Argonne’s Women in Science and Technology Program. Previous work included developing a proprietary technology for the decontamination of cesium-137 contaminated milk and other commodities from the Chernobyl area, and the demonstration of a soil washing technology for the decontamination of a plutonium-contaminated soil. Before Argonne, Cristina worked in private industry in Italy where she oversaw research and communications for a leading environmental business.

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Publications Database

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