Professor Jill Litt looks at a squash at a community garden next to Regis University in Denver

Can Gardening Prevent Cancer?

Sept. 20, 2017

Ask someone who gardens what they love most about it, and, research has shown, the answer is almost always the same. “No matter where you go in the world, no matter what language they speak, people say there’s just something about it that makes them feel better,” says Jill Litt, a public health researcher and professor of Environmental Studies at CU Boulder. To find out precisely why that is, Litt this spring launched one of the first-ever randomized controlled trials to explore the measurable health benefits of community gardening.Read more »
ENVS Student Gracie examining alpine plants.

Beyond Boulder: What pikas and alpine plants tell us about climate change

July 27, 2017

Kendziorski is working with Professor Dan Doak, a conservation biologist who studies demography and climate change in relations to alpine plants, and with Doak’s postdoctoral scientist Megan Peterson. One plant of interest to Doak and which Kendziorski is focusing on this summer is Silene acaulis or moss campion, also called cushion pink. Wasser, a senior in ecology and evolutionary biology, is studying pikas with Research Associate Chris Ray. This is his third summer working with Ray at the research station.Read more »
earth hands

The Brink: Stories of Inequality, Struggle, and Transformation

July 20, 2017

The Brink is a project of Assistant Professor David Ciplet’s graduate course Power, Justice and Climate Change in the Environmental Studies Program at CU Boulder, in partnership with KGNU and the Just Transition Collaborative. Student's of Ciplet's Spring graduates spearheaded this radio storytelling project. The Brink is a about what... Read more »
Rocky Mountain National Park with water reflection

Coal is a Dead Man Walking; Recreation is Live and Well

May 26, 2017

"Last month, President Trump signed an executive order calling for the Department of Interior to review 56 of the most recently designated national monuments. These national monuments, designated under the 1906 Antiquities Act, aim to protect lands with natural, historic or scientific significance. Trump vows to do something that has... Read more »
snowy Niwot ridge

Catching Air: Scientists Trek High into the Rockies to Measure Earth’s Rising Greenhouse Gases

April 5, 2017

Featured on the front page of the Denver Post, Climate researchers say the weekly climb to gather air samples has become more of a mission than a job. Jennifer Morse, a climate technician at the Mountain Research Station (MSR) in Roosevelt National Forest, gets ready to return to her base... Read more »
student on campus working towards zero waste

CU Boulder Students Continue an Environmental Legacy

April 5, 2017

Boulder Weekly reports on the Zero Waste and Recycling Initiatives carried out by ENVS students and others at CU Boulder. "Students at the University of Colorado Boulder have been the heart of the university’s recycling program since 1976. While the Environmental Center (E-Center) was started six years prior, it wasn’t... Read more »
Professor Benjamin Hale in his office

ENVS Professor Benjamin Hale Releases New Book, "The Wild and The Wicked" at Boulder Bookstore

April 3, 2017

Benjamin Hale will speak about and sign his new book, The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature , on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30pm. About the Book: For years, environmentalists have insisted that nature is fundamentally good. In The Wild and the Wicked , Benjamin Hale adopts... Read more »
comedy night microphone

No Laughing Matter? When It Comes To Climate Change, CU Boulder Show Begs To Differ

March 23, 2017

That's the premise for a show, "Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy," Co-producer Beth Osnes, an associate professor and director of graduate studies in CU's theater department, and Max Boykoff, an assistant professor in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, spoke with Colorado Matters... Read more »

Global Environmental Affairs (GEA) Certificate Deadline Extended!

March 22, 2017

The Global Environmental Affairs (GEA) certificate is now recruiting! This is a globally focused and internship-oriented undergraduate certificate that is offered jointly by environmental studies and international affairs programs. The certificate provides a unique opportunity to extend your undergraduate training to courses and experiences outside your discipline, learn from an... Read more »

ENVS Alum Joel Gratz Founder of OpenSnow Creates 14er Forecast App

March 8, 2017

by Abigail Ahlert, CSTPR Writing Intern Meteorologist Joel Gratz takes weather prediction off the beaten path. Gratz, founder of the skier-beloved forecast company OpenSnow and alumnus of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently created a new app for iPhones that... Read more »

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