"If we look at the greenhouse gas emissions associated with that food waste, it is equivalent to adding an additional 33 million average passenger vehicles to our roads every year," said Martin Heller, research specialist at the Center for Sustainable Systems.
A new report by policy analyst Rachel Hampton and Barry Rabe, professor of public policy and director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, found that state taxes on thousands of new oil and gas wells have remained the same or even fallen during the past decade.
U.S. News & World Report
Don Scavia, director of the Graham Sustainability Institute and professor of natural resources and environment, and civil and environmental engineering, was quoted in a story about how many U.S. communities deal with the effects of climate change but avoid partisan political warfare by calling it something else.
The Associated Press
A report by doctoral student Carla Maria Kayanan and David Bieri, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, found that billions of tax dollars in Michigan are being diverted to unelected authorities with little or no state oversight.
"Older husbands and wives in better marriages are more satisfied with their lives. But overall life satisfaction for an unhappily married man depends on how his wife describes their relationship," said Vicki Freedman, research professor at the Institute for Social Research.
Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, said most of us don't realize that when we take photos on smartphones, there's really no delete button on the Internet.
Research by Neal Krause, professor of health behavior and health education, shows church members who volunteer are more likely to have close friends in their religious communities who provide emotional support — one reason why people feel more grateful to God.
The Huffington Post
A feature article on Deborah Loewenberg Ball, professor and dean of education, chronicled how this "pedagogical daredevil" revolutionized learning for elementary school math students early in her teaching career — and still does today.
"Trauma gets a lot of attention, but it's not just trauma — it's also reconnecting and rebuilding relationships and struggling to redefine your role in the family after you've been gone for some time," said Katherine Rosenblum, associate professor of psychiatry, about the challenges faced by military families after deployment.
The Washington Post
Daniel Crane, professor and associate dean of law, was interviewed about tech companies Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe fighting a court order to come up with more money to settle a class-action lawsuit that accuses them of conspiring against their own employees.
The New York Times