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Q&A with Kaveh Madani about complex human-nature systems

Kaveh Madani, the Henry Hart Rice Senior Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies of Yale University, is an environmental scientist, educator, and activist with expertise in modeling and analyzing complex human-nature systems.  He has previously served as the Deputy Vice President of Iran in his…

By Teresa Culver-
Agriculture, Environment, Water Quality

How Old Is Your Nutrient Pollution?

When a stream is polluted, people often ask “Where did the pollution come from?” After a clean-up plan is implemented, people will ask “Is the stream cleaner now?” We rarely ask “When was that pollution emitted?” or “When will the stream be cleaner?” The time scales of hydrologic systems…

By Teresa Culver-