Media

Stalled gas pipelines could push power grids back to oil and coal.” Axios, September 20, 2019.

Controlling tuberculosis: Evidence from the first community-wide health experiment.” VoxEU.org. August 13, 2019.

One Thing You Can Do: Beat the Heat Efficiently.” New York Times, July 3, 2019. (Links to our paper on air conditioning and premature mortality)

Pollution That Discriminates by Gender: A new study shows that boys’ brains are more vulnerable than girls’ to lead exposure in early childhood.” Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2019.

The Switch to Solar at Coal Power Plants and Mines is On.” Solar Magazine, April 25, 2019.

Converting coal-fired plants can save jobs and provide cleaner energy.” Axios, March 29, 2019.

A rail company claims a faster route through Pittsburgh for double-stack trains will reduce pollution. Here’s why some remain opposed.” Public Source, February 20, 2019.

"What Happens if Trump Rolls Back Environmental Protections? These Are the Health Consequences" Newsweek, September 5, 2018.

"Why transporting oil by rail is popular, despite the cost" Chicago Booth Review, August 14, 2018.

"Pittsburgh: Think twice about allowing more rail traffic to roll through the city" Op Ed in Pittsburgh Post Gazette, July 28, 2018.

Pennsylvania energy jobs: The economics vs. the science. Interview with WTAE broadcast on July 27, 2018. 

"The Dangerous Link Between Lead and Fertility" Citylab, July 5, 2018.

"Pittsburgh ou la métamorphose d'une ville" France inter, May 31, 2018.

"There’s something in America’s soil and water — and it’s hurting fertility rates" MarketWatch, May 23, 2018. 

"Episode 35: Do Regulations Kill Jobs? Or Save Lives?" Trump on Earth Podcast, Allegheny Front. February 14, 2018.

"Study: Oil Transportation Emissions Costlier Than Spills." Prairie Public Radio. October 16, 2017.

"Intelligence Memo: External Costs of Transporting Petroleum Products by Pipelines and Rail." C.D. Howe. October 5, 2017.

"Crude by rail or pipeline? New studies explore the question." Midwest Energy News. September 28, 2017

"I’m a climate change researcher in Pittsburgh. What is Trump talking about?"  Vox.com June 3, 2017

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Understanding the Social and Economic Costs of Transporting Crude Oil." The Carnegie Mellon Scott Institute Trip to DC (shorter more policy-oriented version of Andy Talk on crude oil transportation): May 3, 2017.  Briefing on the Hill for staff, briefing for Senator Toomey’s staff person, briefing for staff at National Governors Association, briefing for senior transportation personnel at Department of Transportation.

"Bridging the gap: Lessons for tackling income inequality from mid-20th century US education laws." VoxEU.org April 22, 2017.

"Air Pollution under the Trump Administration: Will More People Die Prematurely." Heinz College Talk: April 22, 2017 to Heinz college students, staff and faculty. Broadcast on Facebook Live.

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Understanding the Social and Economic Costs of Transporting Crude Oil." The Carnegie Mellon Scott Institute Andy Talk (Ted-style talk) March 29, 2017

"India's Air-Conditioning and Climate Change Quandary." New York Times, October 26, 2016.

"Is Energy the New Steel?" Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Panelist. September 23, 2014.

"Study: Home air conditioning cut premature deaths on hot days 80 percent since 1960", Washington Post, December 22, 2012