Science and Technology Publications

After the Disaster: Rebuilding Communities

Mar 29, 2012
This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at an April 2011 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore how best to respond to disasters. Highlighting the complex nature of disaster response and exploring ways to overcome the inherent tension between those responding to disasters and the local community, the discussion centered on how to identify the strengths of a community and use technology to better engage the local community and provide effective, sustainable relief. more

Geoengineering for Decision Makers

Nov 01, 2011
Geoengineering invloves large-scale and deliberate techniques or interventions used in combination with civil engineering to affect the earth's climate, oceans, soils, and living systems, specifically to counteract global warming. This 2011 report from the Science and Technology Innovation Program reviews the challenges of geoengineering governance and argues for giving much greater attention to upstream governance strategies. Ten concerns about geoengineering are outlined including the potential for unintended consequences, the potential for ineffectiveness, the risk of sudden catastrophic warning and equity issues, among others. more

Participatory Sensing: A citizen-powered approach to illuminating the patterns that shape our world

Sep 06, 2011
Today, people are increasingly able to create and share written and recorded media via the Internet. This phenomenon, now evident in the explosion of blogs and online social networks, is often called Web 2.0, or the new media. It has created compelling new avenues for public discourse, creative expression, and electronic commerce. more

Any Big Ideas Left?

Sep 02, 2011
A Survey of Our Greatest Environmental Accomplishments In a recent article in the Environmental Forum, STIP director David Rejeski, presents the results of a survey to identify the greatest environmental accomplishments of the last forty years. more

Nanotechnology

Jul 11, 2011

Human Population Growth and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jul 07, 2011
An issue brief produced by the Population-Health-Environment Policy and Practice Group. more

ECSP Report 6: Event Summaries

Jul 07, 2011
Event summaries from meetings sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program between June 1999 and May 2000. more

Closing the Gaps: Improving the Provision of Water and Sanitation

Jul 07, 2011
Geoff Dabelko and Charlotte Youngblood conclude that small-scale approaches are critical to closing the gaps in water and sanitation coverage. more

Hong Kong Conference Report: Sections 2-4 (English)

Jul 07, 2011
Includes sections on NGO networking and partnering; environmental education methods; and building the capacity of green NGOs. more

Climate Change Politics in North America: The State of Play

Jul 07, 2011
This report examines key aspects and issues of North American politics and policymaking related to climate change. Edited By Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.