News & Events

  • As the United States convenes foreign ministers from Arctic and key non-Arctic states in Alaska on August 31 to discuss climate change and other topics concerning the region, it is vitally important that disagreements in other parts of the world not be allowed to derail the discussions.

    Read the entire op-ed article at

  • Students in ENVS 25: Ecological Agriculture visited Vaughan Farm and Long Wind Farm, both in East Thetford, Vermont.

  • If you catch a Greenlandic mosquito in your fist, do not relax your fingers. Unless you’ve clasped your grip so tightly that you fear you’ve broken skin and then squeezed a bit more, you haven’t killed it. When you loosen your grip, the mosquito will simply fly away faster than you can react, a bit battered perhaps, but still able to take a bite out of you.

    “They’re aggressive because they’re desperate,” says Lauren Culler an ecologist with Dartmouth’s Institute of Arctic Studies who...

  • The McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a mostly ice-free area in the vast southern continent, are roughly the size of Mexico. Changes in the area's carbon dioxide flux are often thought to be caused entirely by geochemical movement in the soil, but a group of researchers from Arizona State University and Dartmouth College recently published their findings regarding soil organisms and the small but significant effect their respiration has on this very arid area.

    Co-lead author Ross...

  • Chelsea Vario and Justin Richardson have graduated with PhD’s from the interdisciplinary graduate environmental science program called Earth, Ecosystem and Ecological Sciences (EEES).  Chelsea earned her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology for her dissertation entitled, “Soil biogeochemistry in temperate and Arctic Ecosystems: Human disturbances to a critical carbon pool."  Justin earned his PhD in Earth Sciences for his dissertation entitled, "Anthropogenic Changes to Mercury and Lead...

  • Leehi Yona '16 is featured in The Guardian as one of the "The young climate campaigners to watch before Paris COP 21 ."  See the entire article at

  • ENVS 80.08: The Practice of Science Policy & Diplomacy
    15F: 2
    Instructor: Melody Brown Burkins

    This course is designed to introduce students to the global landscape, emerging ideas, and the art and practice of science policy and diplomacy in the U.S. and internationally. Coursework will be highly interactive, emphasizing how both scientists and non-scientists can most effectively engage in science policy and diplomacy activities in the U.S., with...

  • Sustainability Solutions Café

    Kelly McGlinchey ’12 and Leehi Yona ’16
    2014 SustainUs Youth Delegates at COP 20, Lima, Peru

    “Youth Leadership in International Climate Conversations"

    Tuesday, May 26th
    12:30 – 1:30 PM
    Paganucci Lounge, ’53 Commons
    Free Lunch

    Kelly graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 and now works as the Director of Food Education at Butter Beans, Inc. While at...

  • Suzanne Kelson '12 (the first Sustainability Minor at Dartmouth) is one of sixteen Dartmouth students and alumni who have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) for 2015.  Madi Gamble '13 (double major in Environmental Studies and Biology) received an honorable mention.  Click here...

  • Call for Applications!

    A worldwide upwelling is underway to tackle big sustainability challenges in areas such as climate change, energy, food, water, the built environment, transportation, and environmental health. This award competition is for an unpaid internship or a student project to address a specific opportunity for sustainability transitions--towards sustainable relationships between human societies and the biophysical systems of planet Earth. The internship...