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Podcast introducing the 2014 Environmental Performance Index

Here’s a podcast of me and Jason Daniel Schwartz talking about the 2014 Environmental Performance Index.

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Video introduction to the 2014 Environmental Performance Index

Here’s a video I recorded with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies to introduce some of the key findings of the 2014 Environmental Performance Index.

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Air Quality and Human Health: An Interview with Roger Peng

Roger Peng, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, recently spoke at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies about his research estimating the health benefits of reducing particulate matter air pollution. He discussed common study designs for understanding environmental pollution health impacts as well […]

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‘Climate Spider’ at the UN Climate Conference in Doha

A few of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute students who attended the COP-18 UN Climate Conference in Doha, Qatar in December, 2012 made this fun video about one of the art sculptures in the Qatar National Convention Center.

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Yu’s Family Kitchen – An Unforgettable Sichuan Feast

Although I had heard that Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, is also the gastronomical center of China, I never fully understood the extent of how amazing and diverse its cuisine can be until I had the pleasure of dining at Yu’s Family Kitchen. Sichuan cuisine is famously bastardized in the United States, where I’m […]

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Hugging a Panda

Hugging a Panda

I recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine – hugging a giant panda. In fact, this dream can be yours too, for the incredible donation of 1300 RMB (around $200 USD) to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, located in the north part of Sichuan province’s capital city. I, too, at first balked at the price. […]

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Wuhan’s decade’s worst air pollution

Back in mid-June, Wuhan recorded the worst levels of air pollution in a decade. Media reports included pictures of Hubei’s capital shrouded in a greenish-yellow smog. Naturally, I decided that I had to make Wuhan one of the stops on my research trip. Despite (or in spite of) these horrendous air pollution days, I was […]

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