Academic Voices

The ECOreport offers access to a variety of Academic Voices through their rss feeds.

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A collection of academic voices from select institutions in Canada and the US. This list will be added to, as seems appropriate, but at the present consists of:

  • MIT News (Technology & Society)
  • RMI Outlet
  • UBC News (Science, Health & Technology)
  • UC Berkeley (Environment)
  • UC Davis News (Environmental Sciences)

MIT News - Technology and society MIT News is dedicated to communicating to the media and the public the news and achievements of the students, faculty, staff and the greater MIT community. Receive the latest blogs, news articles and Spotlight features.

  • The Energy Web Foundation: Bringing Blockchain Technology to the Grid
    on February 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Blockchain technology—underpinning the Bitcoin virtual currency—is being discussed as one of the most potentially disruptive technologies since the Internet. We believe that blockchain technology has the potential to play a game-changing role in the global electricity system’s transition to a more secure, resilient, cost-effective, and low-carbon grid. […]

  • Five Reasons Your Company Should Buy Off-site Renewables in 2017
    on February 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Corporate interest in renewable energy is skyrocketing as companies realize that off-site projects can offer the flexibility and scale necessary to meet their needs. But despite growing interest, less than one-fourth of corporate renewable energy buyers in the BRC's network have completed an off-site transaction to date. Here are five reasons why your company should buy off-site renewables in 2017. […]

  • Applying Hope in Today’s Tumultuous Times
    on February 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

    RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst discusses applying hope given today’s state of affairs, where many of us in the environmental movement are concerned about any slowing down of our progress toward a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. So we will not back down, and in fact, we will double down. […]

  • Sold! Why Understanding Home Energy Performance Will Become a Key to Real Estate Success
    on February 8, 2017 at 2:30 am


  • REI Takes Its Stewardship of the Outdoors to the Next Level: A Net-Zero-Energy Distribution Center
    on February 1, 2017 at 2:30 am

    The outdoor gear retailer REI—the nation’s largest consumer co-op—not only makes clothes and gear for the outdoors, it also donates millions of dollars each year to support conservation efforts nationwide. REI recently brought its commitment to caring for the long-term health of the outdoors home by looking at the infrastructure that supports its operation—and building a net-zero-energy distribution center. […]

Science, Health and Technology – UBC News News from the University of British Columbia

Science & environment – Berkeley News News from the University of California, Berkeley

UC Davis News Feed News from the University of California, Davis.

  • In Support of Transgender Members of the UC Community
    on February 24, 2017 at 2:00 am

    The UC Office of the President issued the following statement today (Feb. 23) in support of transgender members of the UC community: […]

  • Melting Sea Ice May Be Speeding Nature’s Clock in the Arctic
    on February 24, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. […]

  • Regents Confirm Gary May as Chancellor
    on February 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

    CHANCELLORS 1-7 […]

  • Post-Election Positions and Resources
    on February 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    In Support of Transgender Members of UC Community Feb. 23, 2017: In a statement, UC says it will continue to ensure that its transgender students, faculty and staff have unrestricted access to restrooms that conform to their gender identities. We also link to the UC Davis map showing all gender-inclusive restrooms on campus. [More ...] Forum Addresses Concerns Over Immigration Order Feb. 7, 2017: More than 250 people attend Feb. 2 event where campus leaders offer answers and resources to such concerns as, “Scholar and student visas are expiring — how can the university help?” and “What is happening with applications from overseas for admission to graduate school in the fall?” [More ...] New UCOP Website: Information on Immigration Feb. 3, 2017: The UC Office of the President, noting again that “the executive order restricting entry to the United States is contrary to our values,” gathers the presidential orders, along with UC statements and campus statements, university resources and policies, advocacy efforts on behalf of immigrants, and news related to the controversy. [More ...] Faculty, Students, Alumni Aid Detainees Jan. 31, 2017: Holly Cooper, co-director, describes the immigration Law Clinic’s “nonstop legal response” to President Trump’s executive order. One team worked at San Francisco International Airport, others worked at the law school, preparing emergency motions for court, arguing the people being detained were being held unconstitutionally. [More ...] Interim Chancellor Hexter: Affirming Our Staunch Support Jan. 30, 2017: He says he and other administrators are reaching out to students and scholars affected by the executive order and offering support. “I encourage you to be mindful of all those among us who are fearful for themselves, their family members or friends. We must, as a daily practice, be compassionate and supportive, but more than ever at times like this.” [More ...] ‘We Are Enriched By Our Friends From Around the World’ Jan. 30, 2017: In a joint message, Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter and Davis Mayor Robb Davis say our friend from around the world contribute in myriad ways to our community and our university. “They are part of us.” [More ...] Global Affairs and SISS Offer Support Jan. 30, 2017: Joanna Regulska, vice provost and associate chancellor of Global Affairs, and Wesley Young, director of Services for International Students and Scholars, say: “We are committed to the support of all international students and scholars, and will continue to work to make UC Davis a desired destination for those who would join us in our mission of teaching, research and public service.” [More ...] UC Leadership: ‘Order Is Contrary to Our Values’ Jan. 29, 2017: President Janet Napolitano and all the UC chancellors say they are “committed to supporting all members of the UC community who are impacted by this executive action.” [More ...] Interim Chancellor Responds to Trump Order Jan. 28, 2017: “Like many of you, I am deeply troubled by President Trump’s executive order restricting entry into the country by people from seven countries. Our university is one that embraces scholars and workers of all backgrounds and ideals, which is rooted in our Principles of Community.” [More ...] UCOP Issues Guidance on Executive Order Jan. 28, 2017: The UC Office of the President issues “Guidance for the UC Community on the Executive Order Affecting Visa Processes and Entry Into the United States.” [More ...] Hexter Urges Climate Action by Trump and Congress Dec. 20, 2016: Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter joined more than 170 other university and college leaders by signing an open letter to the president-elect and Congress urging them to take action to fight climate change and continue research on the changing planet. [More ...] Regional Support for ‘All of Our Students’ Dec. 9, 2016: The leaders of UC Davis, California State University, Sacramento, and the Los Rios Community College District declare in Sacramento Bee op-ed: “To meet evolving economic needs, it’s critical that we continue to provide access to all students who can benefit from a college education and contribute to our state.” [More …] Sen. Dianne Feinstein: ‘Dreamers Fear Deportation’ Dec. 7, 2016: In an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein describes Denisse Rojas’ journey from Mexico as a 10-month-old, to UC Berkeley and now to medical school. “The fear that Dreamers and their families can be targeted for deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement is real,” the Democrat says. “This is unacceptable and not the America I know.” [More …] UC Academic Council Supports Principles Dec. 6, 2016: The UC Academic Council, which includes the Academic Senate divisional chairs from each campus, endorses the UC Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community. [More …] Principles in Support of UC Community Members Nov. 30, 2016: UC announces it “will vigorously protect the privacy and civil rights of the undocumented members of the UC community and will direct its police departments not to undertake joint efforts with any government agencies to enforce federal immigration law.” [More ...] ‘The Truth About Young Immigrants and DACA’ Nov. 30, 2016: In a New York Times op-ed, UC President Janet Napolitano outlines the “careful, rational and lawful reasons for creating the program” that delays immigration action against people who came to the U.S. as children. These so-called Dreamers, she writes, are valuable contributors to their community who deserve to live, study and work freely in the United States. [More ...] State’s 3 College Systems Send Letter to Trump Nov. 29, 2016: UC President Napolitano joins the leaders of the California State University and California Community College systems in urging President-elect Trump to allow students who are in the country illegally to continue their educations without fear of deportation. [More ...] Hundreds of University Leaders Support DACA Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter signs letter with hundreds of other chancellors and presidents, citing “moral imperative” and “national necessity” in supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. [More ...] UC Undocumented Legal Services Center FAQ Updated Nov. 23, 2016: If you are an undocumented student who is currently abroad, you are advised to be back in the United States before Inauguration Day (Jan. 20). [More …] Hexter Answers Faculty, Staff and Students Nov. 22, 2016: The interim chancellor reiterates his support for all members of our campus community and says he will not remain silent in the face of messages or actions that are designed to stifle discussion by promoting fear and intolerance. [More ...] Interim Chancellor Defends Diversity Nov. 16, 2016: “Although the First Amendment may give someone the right to criticize UC Davis’ proud commitment to diversity, it also gives me the right to condemn messages such as the ones we were subjected to this week.” [More ...] Statement on Election Results Nov. 9, 2016: UC President Napolitano and all chancellors declare: “Diversity is central to our mission. We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s Principles Against Intolerance.” [More ...] Resources “Caring staff are ready to support you,” campus leaders advised students, staff and faculty after the presidential election. Services for International Students and Scholars Web: Email: Phone: 530-752-0864 UC Undocumented Legal Services Center Operating out of the UC Davis School of Law, the center provides free legal assistance to students and their families at UC Davis and all the other UCs except Berkeley (which has its own center). Web: Email: Student Resource and Retention Centers Walk-in support and healing spaces. AB540 and Undocumented Student Center Cross Cultural Center Student Recruitment and Retention Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center Women’s Resources and Research Center Center for African Diaspora Student Success Office of Chican@/Latin@ Academic Student Success Native American Retention Initiative Counseling Services for Students Available to all registered students regardless of insurance coverage. Appointment information is available online; arrange appointments in person in North Hall, or by phone, 530-752-2349. Walk-in urgent-care mental health services — Available in the Student Health and Wellness Center. You can also speak with an advice nurse: 530-752-2349. Student Housing Resident Advisors Resident advisors and area coordinators are available to meet with students who live in campus housing. Counseling Services for Faculty and Staff Academic and Staff Assistance Program Web: Schedule appointments by calling 530-752-2727 or sending an email to Office of the Ombuds Confidential, independent, impartial and informal problem-solving and conflict management resource for all members of the UC Davis campus community: students, staff and faculty. […]

  • 13 Receive Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community
    on February 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Group Photo […]

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