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The Midterm Elections and Environmental Protection

Tuesday’s election could be key in deciding federal environmental protection moving forward.

by |November 5, 2018

Our Next Sets of GPS in Kalewa and Tedim

To get to Kalewa we followed the Myittha River past the Kabaw Fault to the site with view of a monastery. Tedim is a long and windy drive through the mountainous Chin Hills.

by |November 3, 2018

M.S. Sustainability Science Student Aims To Make Scientific Models Accessible For Communities

Isabela Brown wants to use her graduate degree to integrate social, political, and scientific frameworks into environmental models.

by |November 2, 2018

Hope for a Decarbonized Future

A recent lecture offered an optimistic forecast for wind and solar energy, showing a glimpse into a future that doesn’t depend on fossil fuels.

by |October 30, 2018

SUMA Net Impact Turns Students Into Sustainability Consultants

A matchmaking program pairs Sustainability Management students with industry leaders aspiring to make positive changes.

by |October 30, 2018

To Kale for the First GPS Station

We drove 15 hours over two days to get to Kale, our new home base. Here, we managed to build a monument and install our first GPS station in only one day. Our homemade post-driver worked amazingly well.

by |October 30, 2018

America’s Public Libraries: A Democratizing, Positive Product of our Communities

A reminder that there is far more good in the world than evil, and that we always do better when we build libraries and schools instead of prisons.

by |October 29, 2018

Installing GPS in Myanmar

We believe the IndoBurman subduction zone is active and that there is a significant earthquake hazard in this densely populated region. We are installing GPS stations to monitor it.

by |October 27, 2018
E-scooter riders take to the streets of Portland, Oregon. Photo by Sarah Petersen

Coming Soon To A City Near You: E-Scooters

Shared, dockless electric scooters have taken to the streets of cities across the U.S. Is New York City ground zero for the next e-scooter invasion?

by |October 26, 2018

Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development Seeks Spring 2019 Teaching Assistants

Six courses are seeking teaching assistants for Spring 2019. Apply by November 26.

by |October 26, 2018