Racial Justice without Environmental Justice is No Justice at All

Lexie Shah, a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, offers an overview of multiple environmental justice challenges and suggests needed policy shifts at the federal, state, and local levels to help overcome them.Read More

Emergency Management in Philadelphia: a Q&A with Adam Thiel

As the sixth largest city in the United States, Philadelphia faces a myriad of risks. Last fall we sat down with Adam Thiel, Director of the Office of Emergency Management of the City of Philadelphia, to learn more about his role with our home city. Read More

Addressing the Social Costs of De-Energizing Power Lines to Reduce Wildfire Risk

“In order to minimize wildfire risk, California’s electric utilities will sometimes de-energize lines in high risk conditions” Derek Nong, an undergraduate in the Vagelos Integrated Program for Energy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, writes in this blog post.Read More