“How can communities help sustain the health of Lake Superior in the face of mining, climate change, forest change, invasive species, and emerging chemicals of concern? The challenges facing Lake Superior are many–yet local, regional, and international communities overcame enormous threats to the lake’s ecosystems in the past century.
Sustaining Lake Superior asks: What can we learn from the recoveries around Lake Superior over the past century, as we face new interconnected challenges from climate change, synthetic chemicals, and forest change?”
Retrieved from http://www.sustaininglakesuperior.com/
Research by Sarah Scarlett (SS) and Dan Trepal, a PhD student in Industrial Heritage and Archeology, was featured in the Detroit Free Press. The article describes how the Keweenaw Time Traveler can be used to understand how Copper Country towns have changed over time.
Industrial Heritage and Archeology PhD graduate John Arnold and Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) published the article: “Creating a Longitudinal, Data-driven 3D Model of Change Over Time in a Postindustrial Landscape Using GIS and CityEngine,” in the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development.
Michigan Technological University students and the Upper Peninsula Solar Technical Assistance Team (UPSTART) presented the results of the community solar feasibility study to Village of L’Anse community members on Dec. 13. The project seeks to determine whether L’Anse residents are interested in community solar and how to best design a program that would be affordable and accessible.
The full report is posted online at http://www.mtu.edu/social-sciences/research/reports/
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Roman Sidortsov recently published an article, “At the Crossroads of Policy Ambitions and Political Reality: Reflections on the Prospects of LNG Development in Russia” in OGEL (Oil, Gas, and Energy Law) 4 (2017), in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Chelsea Schelly, Joshua Pearce, and Edward P. Louie (who completed an MS in Environmental and Energy Policy at Michigan Tech) published a new article, “Examining interconnection and net metering policy for distributed generation in the United States,” which was published in Renewable Energy Focus.
John Baeten, Don Lafreniere, Laura Rouleau, Sarah Scarlett, and Dan Trepal attended and presented papers at the 2017 Social Science History Association Conference in Montreal, Quebec. Papers include:
- J. Baeten, N. Langston, D. Lafreniere. Navigating Impaired Waters: Water Quality Legacies of Historic Iron Mining in Minnesotas Mesabi Range.
- L. Rouleau. Gendering Privacy: Public School Lockerrooms in the Early 20th Century.
- D. Lafreniere, S. Scarlett, D. Trepal, J. Arnold. Capturing and Contextualizing History- Using Public Participatory Historical GIS to Build a Spatial Data Infrastructure of Historical Landscapes and Environments.
Erin Burkett, Environmental and Energy Policy PhD student, was awarded a $78,497 Michigan Sea Grant Graduate Student Research Fellowship. As a fellow, Erin will work with her faculty advisor Dr. Richelle Winkler and an agency sponsor at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Tracy Kolb) on a project that supports existing Great Lakes research. The awarded project, titled “I once caught a fish “THIS BIG”: Using Participatory Photovoice to Understand Michigan’s Great Lakes Anglers”, will explore the reasons Michigan residents participate in Great Lakes recreational fishing.
Kari Henquinet’s essay, Women’s Rights and Transnational Aid Programs in Niger: The Conundrums and Possibilities of Neoliberalism and Legal Pluralism, was published in the new book In Human Rights Encounter Legal Pluralism, Eva Brems, Giselle Corradi and Mark Goodale, eds. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017.