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  • Environmental Studies 3,  “Environment and Society: Towards Sustainability,” was my first class at Dartmouth. My daily walk to class was the only time which I’d ever happily walk from my dreaded River cluster dorm all the way to the Life Sciences Center.

    Although I was interested in the topic, I was initially a little bit wary of the class. I think that I expected the curriculum would consist of putting depressing timestamps on earth’s future: X years until all the polar bears die; Y...

  • Forest soils across New England will store fewer nutrients and metals - some beneficial, some harmful -- as climate change prompts maples and other deciduous trees to replace the region's iconic evergreen conifers, a Dartmouth College study finds. The study appears in the journal Plant and Soil.

    "Based upon our findings, we conclude that a shift from coniferous to deciduous vegetation could decrease the accumulation and retention of major metals," says lead author Justin...

  • April 8-9, 2016

     “Changing Climate, Changing Minds,” a seminar at Dartmouth College with Terry Tempest Williams, James McCarthy, Sally Bingham and David Loy

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  • Greg Poulin turned his final paper for Professor Melody Burkins' ENVS 80.08: The Practive of Science Policy and Diplomacy course into an op-ed that was published in Wired Magazine.

    With the Paris climate talks behind us, the world appears serious about mitigating the environmental impacts already afoot and preparing for those ahead. Yet the United States remains dangerously unprepared for the profound changes and opportunities coming to the Arctic. Nowhere is this more...

  • For years, backcountry skiers have been illegally cutting trees and brush to open up trails. As the sport grows in popularity, officials with Green Mountain National Forest hope a new pilot program in Vermont could become a model to curb unsanctioned cutting, and expand terrain at the same time.  Professor Nick Reo and Dartmouth students are designing backcountry ski/snowboard trails that are as low impact on the forest and wildlife as possible and are monitoring for unintended ecological...

  • Nature’s “books in brief” columnist Barb Kiser has posted her top 20 books of the year on Nature’s “A View from the Bridge” blog.  Professor Sneddon's Concrete Revolution is in the top 20.  Read the entire list here.

  • As the Paris climate talks enter the homestretch this week, with leaders of more than 150 countries and delegates from 195 countries striving to reach a legally binding and universal agreement on slowing global warming, many members of the Dartmouth community participated—in official and nonofficial capacities. Prominent among the Dartmouth attendees is Todd Stern ’73, who is leading the U.S. delegation at the conference, known as COP21. He is the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for...

  • While Google’s street view cameras might be able to show images of what climate change looks like, Dartmouth graduate students affiliated with the Dickey Center’s interdisciplinary environmental initiative are taking on the challenge of bringing the science of climate change into the classroom.

    Read the Graduate Forum article here.

  • By Anne Kapuscinski and George Leonard

    Genetically engineered salmon: a turning point for the future of seafood?

    If you care about your food and its environmental sustainability, you should be concerned about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval, on Nov. 19, of a faster growing, farmed Atlantic salmon—the first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption.

    Read the Dartmouth Now article at...

  • Two Dartmouth faculty members have been selected as 2015 Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.  Professors Ian Baker and Andrew Friedland are among the 347 new Fellows recognized by AAAS this year for their distinguished...