This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies David Murphy wrote an opinion piece published by Syracuse.com on Thursday, March 11. In the piece, Murphy warns that as the climate changes, the harder it will be to predict weather-related tragedies, and the more important it will become for individuals and local communities to produce their own energy.
“We can’t predict the future, and outages will continue to occur, we can only hope to minimize their impact, and focusing on a resilient future is the only path to do so,” wrote Murphy.
Murphy is an environmental scientist whose work focuses on the intersection of energy, economics, and the environment. His most recent work analyzes the impact that the current renewable energy policies in New York State may have on greenhouse gas emissions and the energy return on investment of the electrical grid system.