Since President Trump took the United States out of the Paris climate agreement a year ago, initiative to curb climate change has shifted to U.S. cities. Most mayors who are outspoken on the issue are Democrats, but Nicolas Gunkel, a research fellow with Boston University’s Initiative on Cities, took a look beyond the photo ops. He found that many Republican mayors support policies that help cut carbon emissions – but they have their own ways of framing the problem.
What’s an organ-on-a-chip? Labs around the country have developed these devices to better mimic how our cells live and respond in systems inside our bodies. Researchers from the University of Washington explain how their own kidney-on-a-chip improves on older methods for testing the effects of potential new drugs.
Trump’s decision to abandon Paris also irked a lot of corporate chiefs, such as Apple’s Tim Cook. In fact, many of the president’s policies have been at odds with the public positions of America’s business leaders. Does that suggest corporate America is ready to abandon Trump? To test the waters, American University’s Erran Carmel and Chris Edelson analyzed news stories, tweets and quotes of about 200 of the most powerful CEOs in the country.
Environment + Energy Editor
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, right, and California Governor Jerry Brown, left, discuss drought and water restrictions on August 11, 2015. Faulconer has championed renewable energy, water recycling and other climate-friendly policies. AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi