Aparajita Banerjee, Emily Prehoda, Roman Sidortsov (SS) and Chelsea Schelly (SS) authored “Renewable, ethical? Assessing the energy justice potential of renewable electricity.” in AIMS ENERGY. Read the article here.
Chelsea Schelly’s newest book “Dwelling in Resistance” is now available from Rutgers University Press.
Most Americans take for granted much of what is materially involved in the daily rituals of dwelling. In Dwelling in Resistance, Chelsea Schelly examines four alternative U.S. communities—“The Farm,” “Twin Oaks,” “Dancing Rabbit,” and “Earthships”—where electricity, water, heat, waste, food, and transportation practices differ markedly from those of the vast majority of Americans.
Schelly portrays a wide range of residential living alternatives utilizing renewable, small-scale, de-centralized technologies. These technologies considerably change how individuals and communities interact with the material world, their natural environment, and one another. Using in depth interviews and compelling ethnographic observations, the book offers an insightful look at different communities’ practices and principles and their successful endeavors in sustainability and self-sufficiency.
A team from the Michigan Technological University Research Institute (MTRI) in Ann Arbor, Michigan flew a drone over the Quincy Smelter in Ripley, MI to take imagery of the site with true color and infrared cameras. The images will be used to search for old infrastructure and drainage pipes that may not be marked on a map.
This project is a partnership between the Keweenaw National Historical Park (KNHP), MTRI, Tim Scarlett, and Don Lafreniere along with a group of local high school students.
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Roman Sidortsov authored a chapter, “The Russian Offshore Oil and Gas Regime: When Tight Control Means Less Order”, in Governance of Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas published by Routledge.
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The Department of Social Sciences’ 2017 summer industrial archaeological field school in Keweenaw County was featured in a story in The Daily Mining Gazette.
“Part of the goal of it is to train our students in archaeological field work,” said Professor LouAnn Wurst, who is leading the school.
At the same time, the school is being conducted in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources and the state to look at Copper Harbor’s range lighthouse keeper’s residence, and locate the Astor House, which is believed to have stood behind the house.
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Don Lafreniere (SS) co-authored the paper, “You are where you live: Methodological Challenges to Measuring Children’s Exposure to Hazards” in the Journal of Children and Poverty.
Adam Wellstead (SS) co-authored a chapter, “Policy Analysis and the Voluntary Sector”, in the Routledge Handbook of Comparative Policy Analysis.
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Chelsea Schelly (SS), Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and Emily Prehoda, a PhD student in Social Sciences, have recently published “U.S. Strategic Solar Photovoltaic-powered Microgrid Deployment for Enhanced National Security.”
Places, a journal of public scholarship on the built environment, published an article by Nancy Langston (SS) analyzing the Trump administration’s efforts to “dismantle environmental law” and other similar political action, particularly in the Midwest. She writes “far-right politicians in the Midwest have been running their states as experimental laboratories where they refine efforts to undermine science and democracy.” Langston also discusses what can be done about this.
The Chronicle Journal of Thunder Bay, Ontario, published an article examining whether ancient toolmakers in our area were male or female. The article quoted Susan Martin (SS), who said tools unearthed in Keweenaw County could well have been made by women.