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  • ENVS Majors Oliver Edelson ’18 and Alexandra Scalfani ’18, and other Growing Change students have won runner up in the Plate of the Union Campus Challenge.

    Plate of the Union – a grassroots campaign calling for bold action to reform the nation’s food system – today announced the winners of its student-driven organizing effort, the Campus Challenge. A team from the Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) was awarded with the grand prize of $5,000 to execute its campus outreach plan to...

  • How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

    Join Oscar-nominated Director Josh Fox and host Terry Tempest Williams for a special film screening at Dartmouth on the 100 cities tour!

    Thursday, April 28
    4:30-6:30 PM Film
    6:30-6:45 PM Q&A with Film Maker Josh Fox
    006 Steele Hall
    Reception to follow in the Fairchild Tower under the Globe

    In How to Let Go of the World and...

  • Riding for Climate Justice on the Road to UN Climate Negotiations
    Tuesday, May 3, 2016
    5:30 PM - Reception outside Steele 006
    6:00 PM - Talk begins
    Steele 006

    Morgan Curtis ’14, Youth delegate to COP21 in Paris
    David Goodrich ’74, Former Director, UN Global Climate Observing System, NOAA

    David Goodrich ’74 finished a career in climate science and rode from Delaware to Oregon in 2011. Four years later, Morgan Curtis ’14 set off on a 6...

  • Four Dartmouth students are participating in a unique biennial meeting that gives them hands-on experience in international politics, leadership, and collaboration on an international scale.

    The Model Arctic Council (MAC) draws students from across the Arctic and the world to simulate the work of the Arctic Council, a leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic states, Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants....

  • Christopher Sneddon's book, Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and US Bureau of Reclamation, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Meridian Book Award.  This annual award recognizes a book that makes an unusually important contribution to advancing the science and art of geography.

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  • The Fulbright Center in Finland is happy to announce that the international cohort of Arctic researchers participating in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI) Program held a one-week plenary meeting in Oulu, Finland, on 8-12 February 2016.

    On Thursday, 11 February, 2016, the FAI scholars presented their ongoing research as a part of a broader public symposium that gathered together Arctic...

  • 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...