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Weaponizing Water: Water Stress and Islamic Extremist Violence in Africa and the Middle East By Marcus D. King

King…argues that all three insurgencies have weaponized the need for water to cause terror and advance their strategic goals. They have sought to take over water infrastructure, for instance, and have tried to control irrigated lands.

August 22, 2023

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Microplastics and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Abundance, Distribution, and Chemical Analyses in the Nash Run, an Urban Tributary to the Anacostia River (Washington, DC, USA)

This is the first study that shows the presence of microplastics in both water and sediment and the presence of specific polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediment at the same sites in a Washington, DC freshwater system.

July 19, 2023

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Energy Democracy in a Federal and Localist System: Georgetown Scholars Investigate a Crucial Component of Just Energy Governance in the Coming Decades

Foster and Chertoff explore how different levels of governmental regimes impact energy democracy, comparing how legal and policy levers (authorities, mandates, funding, and power dynamics) impact its success by comparing different projects.

June 20, 2023