The challenge of alleviating energy poverty remains to be fully addressed. In a “key findings” brief for the Scholars Strategy Network, I suggest three ways restructuring of the processes and procedures of the the two primary low-income energy assistance programs (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance programs) could improve impact and effectiveness.
In 2013, nearly 14 million US households had unpaid utility bills and 2.2 million households had their utilities disconnected. One strategic solution has been to address residential energy efficiency; however, … Continue reading Study finds spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in energy efficiency
My current research project relies on two of the most recognized rallying cries of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, “I Can’t Breathe” and “Hands Up,” to illustrate metropolitan air quality disparities and the disproportionate burden … Continue reading ‘I Can’t Breathe:’ Race, Place, Class, and Disparities in Metropolitan Air Quality
Lower-income urban neighborhoods are less likely to have trees. The Washington Post conducted a study of the city’s tree canopy, that concluded: Lower-income neighborhoods were substantially less likely to have … Continue reading Trees, Heat & Inequality
A special thanks to AG Grønlandsposten (AG Greenland Post) journalist Andreas Lindqvist for covering this story.
By Sarah Goodyear For all our new familiarity with the idea of Greenland as a global climatological force, we don’t often think about it as a place where people live. … Continue reading In Greenland, an Urban Heat Island Is Growing Fast
When you’re a researcher, curiosity is step #1! In this case I hope my curiosity leads to a greater understanding of people and place and their connection to science and … Continue reading Who said curiosity killed the cat? Making connections in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Meals in Greenland have been interesting. I’ve eaten everything from Muskox, reindeer and wild salmon to peperoni pizza, burgers and chicken wings. This is a collection of the dining experience … Continue reading Dining in Greenland
We ended week 1 in Greenland with a geology lesson, camping, and hiking to a stunning waterfall. We visited briefly with Drs. Bruce Douglas and Mikki Osterloo to learn about … Continue reading Rocks, Tents, and Waterfalls
About 81% of Greenland is covered by ice. I had the awesome opportunity to visit this vast wonder today with my colleagues. Below are a few pictures from the ice … Continue reading It’s so nice to eat Greenland ice…