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Arpita Bhattacharyya Archives

Infographic: Flush Floods

dripping sewageExtreme weather and rising sea levels from climate change pose a serious threat to our aging sewage system and public health.

by Ben Bovarnick, Shiva Polefka, Pete Morelewicz, Arpita Bhattacharyya | Monday, December 1, 2014

Rising Waters, Rising Threat

overflowing sewer book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers need to invest in the resilience of our wastewater treatment infrastructure to ensure that decades of progress on public health, environmental quality, and economic development are not washed away.

by Ben Bovarnick, Shiva Polefka, Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, October 31, 2014

Cities that Are Building Resilience to Climate Change

Click on each city to get a snapshot of their resilience initiatives.

by Mark Dennin, Cathleen Kelly, Arpita Bhattacharyya | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Storm-Ready Cities

book_alt2 icon Report This report reviews climate change risks, identifies cities that are already taking steps to tackle this growing issue, and recommends actions to build resilience.

by Cathleen Kelly and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top 10 Ways the House of Representatives’ Environmental Spending Bill Would Ruin Your Summer

The new House bill is an unprecedented assault on your health and public lands.

by Arpita Bhattacharyya, Daniel J. Weiss, Michael Conathan, Matt Lee-Ashley | Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Continuing Former Secretary of State Clinton’s Efforts to Elevate the Global Status of Women and Girls Is a Must

Hillary Clinton and John KerryTaking the baton from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Kerry must ensure that women’s issues remain center stage in world affairs.

by Peter Juul and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, March 8, 2013

Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in South Asia

Flooded village in South Asia book_alt2 icon Report Analyzing South Asia through the prism of climate, migration, and security in Assam and the surrounding region provides useful insights into the underlying trends shaping the entire region and the risks posed by current long-term trajectories.

by Arpita Bhattacharyya and Michael Werz | Monday, December 3, 2012

Understanding the Historical Conflicts Behind Today’s Violence in Assam

An Indian protestor holds a sign that reads article icon Issue Brief Arpita Bhattacharyya looks at past conflict involving South Asian immigrant communities in Assam to understand the roots of the current conflict and examine implications for the future, including the role of climate change in the region.

by Arpita Bhattacharyya | Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Panetta: ‘Climate Change Has a Dramatic Impact on National Security’

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed concern about the defense and development impacts of climate change at a recent Environmental Defense Fund event, writes Arpita Bhattacharyya.

by Arpita Bhattacharyya | Monday, May 7, 2012

Internationalizing Women’s Rights and Empowerment

Arpita Bhattacharyya and Peter Juul detail how the administration focused squarely on this critical issue, and suggest ways to institutionalize the efforts in the decades to come.

by Arpita Bhattacharyya and Peter Juul | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Big Oil’s Smoggy Notions Proved False (Again…)

Strengthening our ozone standard will not wreak the economic havoc Big Oil and industry claim, write Daniel J. Weiss, Arpita Bhattacharyya, and Raj Salhotra.

by Daniel J. Weiss, Arpita Bhattacharyya, Raj Salhotra | Thursday, August 18, 2011

Slideshow: Wet, Hot, Dirty American Summer

cursor icon Interactive The House’s new bill wipes out funding for key environmental protection programs and puts your favorite vacation destinations in jeopardy, write Daniel J. Weiss and Arpita Bhattacharyya.

by Daniel J. Weiss and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, July 22, 2011

United States Joins Alliance to Promote Clean Cooking in Developing Countries

The United States and the U.N. Foundation launched a new initiative Tuesday that brings together the win-win solutions needed to improve health and fight carbon pollution, write Arpita Bhattacharyya and Andrew Light.

by Arpita Bhattacharyya and Andrew Light | Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Turning Energy Promises into Action

Getting started with implementing clean energy solutions is just as important as setting national carbon emission targets, write Julian L. Wong and Arpita Bhattacharyya.

by Julian L. Wong and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, July 16, 2010