In the Media

City Plots A Series Of Defenses For East Boston’s Coast ›

WBUR-FM | August 02, 2017
Paul Kirshen, academic director of UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab, says it could cost half a billion dollars to protect the entire neighborhood of East Boston from the impact of climate change. He says the return on investment would be more than 10 to 1.

Ipswich Climate Action Column: Carbon Tax May Be Inevitable ›

Wicked Local | June 30, 2017
At a hearing at the State House on June 20, McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash spoke to those who think that a carbon tax is impossible to achieve: “Our long experience in Washington has taught us that the transition from the inconceivable to the inevitable can sometimes be very rapid."

Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) Announces New Advisory Group ›

Houston Chronicle | June 20, 2017
Maria Ivanova, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Governance and Sustainability and the Global Environmental Governance Project, has been named to a new advisory group convened by the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative.

States Vow to Uphold Climate Goals Despite Paris Exit ›

The GroundTruth Project | June 20, 2017
McCormack Graduate School Dean David W. Cash says now that the United States has pulled out of the Paris Agreement, states have a chance to take the lead on climate change. “The states have always been a laboratory for this kind of innovation,” Cash said.

Protecting Boston’s Waterfront for Future Generations ›

Metro | June 05, 2017
Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas is among those working on Imagine Boston 2030, Boston's city-wide plan in 50 years, which includes several initiatives aimed at curbing and preparing the coastal city for climate change. “It’s a challenge,” Douglas said.

Climate Impact ›

NECN | June 02, 2017
David W. Cash, dean of the McCormack Graduate School and former Massachusetts DEP and DPU commissioner, talks to This Week in Business about the global and local impact of President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

What Trump’s Withdrawal From Climate Agreement Means For Economy And Environment ›

WBUR | June 02, 2017
David W. Cash, dean of the McCormack Graduate School and former commissioner of the state's Department of Environmental Protection, joined WBUR's All Things Considered to help sort out the economic and environmental implications of President Trump's decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord.

‘Calamitous Error’: Local Lawmakers Condemn Trump Decision to Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement ›

NBC Boston | June 01, 2017
Dean David W. Cash is interviewed on the impact of President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Marching for the Earth and Science ›

Living on Earth | April 21, 2017
"Politicizing science is a difficult thing, is a complex thing, and I don't necessarily want to see science, which is simply a way of knowing about our planet and ourselves, politicized in a way that doesn't actually change anything," School for the Environment Dean Robyn Hannigan says.

Single cell protein could replace fish in feed ›

Undercurrent News | April 11, 2017
Researchers at UMass Boston worked on a study that showed that a particular single-cell protein could replace wild-caught fish and agricultural crops as a key ingredient in aquaculture feeds. The study is published in PEERJ.