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Celebrating the Sustainability Management Program’s 10th Anniversary

The M.S. in Sustainability Management program is excited to celebrate its tenth anniversary this fall. Learn more about its history and future.

by |August 4, 2020

Iceland’s Most Active Volcano is Likely Headed for Another Eruption

Monitoring and data suggest the next eruption of the glacial volcano could be anywhere from days away to within the next year. Grímsvötn last erupted in 2011.

by |August 4, 2020
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Summer Stars Lecture Series Begins With a Message of Hope

In a talk last week, celebrated conservationist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier shared her quest to save the sea.

by |August 3, 2020

Scientific Literacy, Technology and COVID-19

We need a more mature and sophisticated approach to utilizing scientific expertise in decision-making.

by |August 3, 2020

How Ice Scouring in the Antarctic Disrupts Ecosystems

A recent study sheds light on how different types of species are affected by calving icebergs that tear apart the seafloor.

by |August 3, 2020

Chilean Organization Hopes to Write Glacier Protection Into Chile’s New Constitution

Fundación Glaciares Chilenos is working to fill a gaping hole in Chilean environmental policy.

by |July 31, 2020
maps showing heat wave trends

The Planet Has a Fever

A recent study shows heat waves are growing longer and more frequent in almost every part of the world. The findings emphasize the need to take action against climate change.

by Marco Tedesco |July 31, 2020

Student Spotlight: Sustainability Grads Explain What They Learned and What’s Next

Interviews with five students who recently received departmental honors for academic excellence in the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development.

by Minji Ko |July 31, 2020
trump speaking during a press conference

Climate Change and COVID-19: the Denial Playbook is the Same

The Trump administration has responded to COVID-19 using tactics it honed in the climate arena: ignoring or burying scientific information, pushing misinformation, and silencing scientists who warn us of the dangers.

by Augusta Wilson |July 30, 2020
child taking online classes

When and How Should Schools Reopen?

It’s one of the most complicated, difficult questions of the pandemic, and there are many ways to answer it, according to Earth Institute experts.

by |July 30, 2020