Environmental Sciences and Policy

Environmental Sciences and Policy Newsletter Winter 2020, Issue 4

The Hopkins Environmental

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a time for hope and optimism. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising (atmospheric CO2 at 412 ppm +), Australia is burning, the Right Whale is dying, and 95 US environmental rules are being rolled back. So, at this time of celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of a read more…

Environmental Sciences and Policy Newsletter Summer 2019, Issue 3

The Hopkins Environmental

Summer 2019, Issue 3 Jerry L. Burgess, Ph.D. Director for the Environmental Science and Policy and GIS Programs Johns Hopkins University 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 104U Washington D.C. 20036 Follow us on Facebook – JHU Environmental Programs Email: jerry.burgess@jhu.edu Office: (202) 580-7562 Jennifer da Rosa, Ed.D. Program Coordinator for Energy and Environmental Programs Johns Hopkins read more…

Dr. Thomas Haine Completed Co-authorship of New Textbook on Ocean Circulation

Thomas Haine, Program Chair

Program Chair for Environmental Sciences and Policy and Geographic Information Systems, Dr. Thomas Haine, has just completed co-authorship of a new textbook, Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions. The book will be published by Cambridge University Press. Book description Notable advances of the last quarter-century have deepened our appreciation of the three-dimensional nature of the ocean’s large-scale circulation. read more…

U.S.–Cuba Relations Lectures

US and Cuban Relations Lectures

On December the 17th, 2018, both Government and Environmental Sciences and Policy students enjoyed lectures by Miguel Fraga, First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy, and Jim Bialich from Engage Cuba. Both of these speakers were incredibly informative on cultural, policy, governance and environmental issues surrounding U.S. and Cuba relations.  

Environmental Sciences and Policy Faculty Elizabeth Hessami’s Article in Foreign Policy

Elizabeth Hessami, Adjunct Faculty

The Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy faculty Elizabeth Hessami recently published in Foreign Policy an article on hydro-diplomacy/hydro-hegemony in Central Asia/Afghanistan, Afghanistan’s Rivers Could Be India’s Next Weapon Against Pakistan. New Delhi is funding an ambitious dam near Kabul that could reduce water flow to its rival downstream. The project might spark read more…

The Hopkins Environmental: MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy Newsletter

The Hopkins Environmental: MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy Newsletter

The Hopkins Environmental: MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy Newsletter Please see our Summer 2018, Issue 1, and Winter 2018, Issue 2, newsletters: Summer 2018, Issue 1 Winter 2018, Issue 2 Jerry L. Burgess, Ph.D. Director for the Environmental Science and Policy & GIS Programs jerry.burgess@jhu.edu 202-580-7562 Jennifer da Rosa Program Coordinator for the Environmental read more…

Fall 2018 American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in Washington DC

Geographic Information Systems

The AGU (American Geophysical Union) annual meeting this Fall will be in Washington DC. We would love to meet all local and visiting alumni on December 12 from 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M at the Club Room of the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant located at 1011 L Street NW. Please contact Dr. Jerry Burgess with read more…

MS in GIS Candidate Shawn McCabe Presented His Research on Phytomanagement Strategies

Geographic Information Systems

MS in Geographic Info Systems candidate Shawn McCabe presented his recent research on Phytomanagement Strategies for TCE at the Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists Technical Symposium. October 17, 2018 Bill Frederick, P.G. & Shawn McCabe, GISP USACE Buffalo District “Suitability Analysis and Design of a Phytomanagement Strategy for Trichlorethylene in Soil and Groundwater at the read more…

Environmental Sciences and Policy Student John Toohey in Washington Post


Puerto Rico’s government and a number of groups have raised awareness of the suffering from Hurricane Maria. AAP’s Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy student John Toohey (John Morales) has attempted to provide some clarity on interpreting death tolls associated with the event. Please see his article, Why Hurricane Maria’s death toll is read more…

Energy Policy and Climate/Environmental Sciences and Policy Capstone Project Wins Award

Isabel Mendoza

Isabel Mendoza recently was awarded Rocky Mountain URISA 2017 Scholarship for $500 for her recent Capstone project – “Snow Cover Area Change in the Volcano ‘El Altar’ in Ecuador using Landsat images”. Her project will be cited in the RM-URISA website. Rocky Mountain URISA is a regional chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) International, providing read more…

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