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  • In recent years, the environmental studies program has made a push to encourage students to get their hands dirty — literally.

    Last spring, students in an environmental studies course, “Environmental Problem Analysis and Policy Formation” with professor Nicholas Reo, worked with Thetford Academy — an independent secondary school in Vermont — to foster environmental conscientiousness both inside and outside the classroom, and the students collectively authored a report titled “...

  • Justin Trudeau’s words — words of hope, shared optimism and a better future — rang out loud and clear Monday night. The CBC’s Peter Mansbridge noted that the Liberal Party leader’s victory speech was reminiscent of a hopeful Barack Obama in 2008. There was one hitch, though: many of the people who elected Trudeau didn’t vote Liberal because they believed in him. Their vote for the Liberal Party was more a vote against Harper than for our future prime minister.

    This is the reality many...

  • On October 9th, 2015, students from ENVS 17: Marine Policy traveled to the New England Aquarium (NEAq) in Boston to explore the exhibits and learn about the research, conservation, and education activities of the Aquarium. The trip is energizing to students and provides those who have not had much interaction with the ocean with the opportunity to directly experience the animals, plants, and ecosystems that we study. Analysis of the Aquarium’s educational activities on-site as well as talks...

  • Changing Oceans Semester Program Info Session!

    Colby at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences “Changing Oceans Semester Program”
    Wednesday, October 14
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm (stop by any time in between)
    Rockefeller 1930’s Room
    Lunch from Boloco!

    Interested in participating in a hands-on, research-intensive program to learn about ocean science in a changing global climate?  Dartmouth students have the opportunity to apply for a transfer term to...

  • See the video of the presentation on Dartmouth You Tube.

    Read the article in The D.

    “The Only Viable Future: A Greener Food System and a More Equitable World”

    Ricardo Salvador, Director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of...

  • See the video of the presentation on Dartmouth You Tube.

    “Big Problem, Bold Solutions: Leading Us Out of the Climate Crisis” Sustainability Solutions Café Series

    Who is Responsible for Climate Change?  Perspectives from Science, Ethics, Law, and Policy

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    4:30 - 6:30 PM

    Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth...

  • While GLACIER is not an Arctic Council event, Virginia says, “It’s very much connected to the U.S. chairmanship agenda, which is focused on the safety, security, and stewardship of the Arctic Ocean, its adaptation to climate change, and the economic well-being of people of the North.

    Read the entire article at...

  • 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...