Science Policy Exchange Report
41 million people in US cities would gain cleaner air if officials uphold the nation’s commitment under the Paris Accord to cut greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants, as demonstrated by new maps released today by Syracuse University scientists and colleagues. The anticipated air quality improvements would prevent 3500 premature deaths per year nationwide and provide annual economic benefits of $50 billion. 

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  • Science Policy Exchange Comment
    Six key environmental regulations improve public health by protecting clean air and clean water, and the benefits exceed costs, report 14 leading scientists who signed a public comment with detailed information about the reasons to support the six regulations. The regulations are under threat from a proposed rule to roll-back regulations.
  • In the news: Concord Monitor
    "I saw first-hand how access and attention to independent scientific data could both inform and shape responsible policy,” said Melody Brown Burkins, Science Policy Exchange Governing Council member, in a public address at the New Hampshire March for Science.
  • Science Policy Exchange Report
    More than 100 scientists, business owners, government officials, landowners and non-profit representatives collaborated to develop four scenarios describing possible trends and impacts of future landscape change in New England. 
  • New Study: PLOS ONE
    All regions of the US are expected to gain net economic benefits within a few years of implementing flexible power plant carbon standards, according to a new study by scientists from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Syracuse University, Resources for the Future, and the Harvard Forest, Harvard University as a project of the Science Policy Exchange.
  • In the News: Washington Post
    The US is subject to the introduction of 2.5 new invasive insects into its forests ever year, according to a comprehensive new analysis of this problem, in the journal Ecological Applications, by Gary Lovett of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and a group of 15 colleagues from Harvard, the US Department of Agriculture, and numerous other institutions.
  • Science Policy Exchange Report
    Understanding the strengths and limits of green infrastructure is relevant and timely, according to a new report released by scientists from Syracuse University, the Cary Institute, and the Harvard Forest, in partnership with the Science Policy Exchange.