Topic: Environmental science

Students and faculty at Wednesday evening’s glass casting demonstration make their own miniature volcanoes during the “What Fire Does” series.

News, Science & Research

Event series explores fire in landscapes, history, art

April 25, 2017 0 comments

The nature of fire may be a surprise, said Stephen Pyne, author of books detailing fire’s history in the evolution of our planet and the United States.

Ethnobotany society connects students to plants

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Ethnobotany society connects students to plants

April 9, 2017 0 comments

“Where do you guys imagine your food comes from?” asked Aja Grande ’18.

Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

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Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

March 24, 2017 0 comments

Edward Melillo, associate professor of history and environmental studies at Amherst College, has been drawn to insects since childhood.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: All historic buildings, spaces should be considered in Performing Arts process

February 27, 2017 0 comments

The potential demolition of the Urban Environmental Lab raises the question of the potential tradeoffs inherent in the placement of the performing arts.

News, Science & Research

U. researchers discover inaccuracy of previous climate models

February 14, 2017 0 comments

Current climate models used to study climate change may not be as accurate as previously thought.

The coast of Block Island, where the wind farm will be built, is a world-class resource that is close to an area that uses a lot of electricity.

Metro

Alum outlines progress, construction challenges of Block Island wind farm

November 17, 2015 0 comments

Jeff Grybowski ’93 discussed progress on building a wind farm off the coast of Block Island at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy Thursday.

Throughout the summer, periodic fish kills in the Providence River and Narragansett Bay were exacerbated by low oxygen levels, which were nonetheless comparable to those of past years.

Metro, Science & Research

Scientists work to identify cause of fish die-off in area waters

October 1, 2015 0 comments

Researchers are working to determine the causes of an increased number of dead fish in local waters this summer.

New projects receive funding to study Narragansett Bay

Science & Research

New projects receive funding to study Narragansett Bay

March 5, 2015 0 comments

As ecological change affects the world around us, University researchers are looking at its impact close to home.

Editorials

Editorial: U. should continue focus on environmental studies

October 1, 2013 0 comments

A renewed focus and approach to environmental studies — “Sustaining Life On Earth” — is one of the seven major themes identified in the University’s new strategic plan. President Christina Paxson and the Corporation have aptly recognized that environmental change is a pressing issue that “can threaten global supplies of […]

Study finds fault with lead-testing technique

Science & Research

Study finds fault with lead-testing technique

September 27, 2013 0 comments

By examining deeper soil, researchers found past methods for measuring lead to be inaccurate.