The stresses surrounding the global petroleum market should be hastening governments to lessen their dependence on fossil fuels, says Jennie C. Stephens, Dean’s Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy at Northeastern. And yet the world seems to be doubling-down on oil and gas in defiance of an alarming UN climate report Monday.
You’re probably not a farmer. So why should you care about the farm bill? Because this massive piece of legislation has policy implications for city dwellers too. “It shapes our food system in a way that we often don't appreciate,” said Christopher Bosso, a food policy expert and public policy professor at Northeastern.
Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law Wendy Parmet discusses the implications of the court’s ruling on Thursday that federal subsidies can be offered to subscribers to President Obama’s healthcare law, regardless of whether the states in which they live have set up their own health insurance exchanges.