Policy Learning and Political Context: Analyzing Responses to Colorado’s Extreme Flood Events of 2013

With Elizabeth Albright, a colleague at Duke University, Deserai Crow is working to understand the policy responses in the aftermath of the September 2013 floods along Colorado’s Front Range. Understanding the factors that encourage policy learning and adaptation in local policy contexts may prove critical, since this can mean the... Read more »

Narratives, Media, and Issue Framing in Environmental Policymaking

Addressing public policy problems in an increasingly complex world relies heavily on communication, interpretation, and use of information. Media are one primary source through which information is disseminated, consumed, and framed. Media are frequently referenced in the policy literature as important mechanisms for policy change, a tool through which stakeholders... Read more »

Evaluating Informational Inputs in Rulemaking Processes: A Multi-State Regulatory Analysis

This study analyzes the informational inputs and strategic actions of coalitions of actors within the regulatory context and the resulting regulatory outcomes. Scholars understand the resources of coalitions of actors to be important to influencing policy outcomes (Sabatier, 1999; Weible, 2008). The study proposed here investigates one such category of... Read more »

Culture, Politics and Climate Change: How Information Shapes our Common Future—Edited by Deserai Crow and Max Boykoff

This book draws from multiple disciplinary perspectives to present an overview of the knowledge related to our current understanding of climate change politics and culture. The book illustrates the translation of values into political outcomes through the use, production and consumption of information. Focusing on cultural values and norms as... Read more »
Mollie Putzig

CMCI Grad Student Writes About CO Water Issues in BoulderWeekly

July 7, 2016

Mollie Putzig, a master's student in the Department of Journalism, recently published an article in BoulderWeekly that explores the loss of water from the Colorado River and recent efforts to restore some of the river's flow.Read more »

CEJ Scripps Fellowship Helped Author Develop Award-Winning Book

June 1, 2016

Jonny Waldman won the 2016 Colorado Book Award in the general nonfiction category for his book Rust: The Longest War. In 2010, the Ted Scripps Fellowship at CU-Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism (CEJ) gave Waldman an opportunity to develop his idea further.Read more »
Kelsey Ray

Grant for Climate Change Journalism Will Turn Students into Arctic Explorers

April 28, 2016

I visited Svalbard, an island chain in the Arctic Ocean, to take part in a pilot climate change journalism course organized by American and Norwegian professors in September 2015.Read more »

Faculty in Focus: Michael Kodas

Jan. 14, 2015

Associate Director Michael Kodas offers up a glimpse of his life, and his work, with the University of Colorado. From the ski slopes of the Rockies to the classroom, Kodas discusses what it means to be an environmental journalist and underlines the value of getting out into the field.Read more »
Patty Limerick

Seminar Series: Center of the American West Director Patty Limerick

Sept. 19, 2014

Homer and Halliburton might be strange bedfellows, but there’s one thing the bard of the ancient world and the multinational drilling giant have in common: both explore the mysterious world beneath our feet. Patty Limerick, director of the Center of the American West, stopped by the CEJ on Thursday, September... Read more »
Man leaning on fallen tree with rifle

Scott Wallace on the Quadruple Homicide of Four Community Leaders in Amazon

Sept. 14, 2014

It's called the Red Gold Rush. After Brazil declared a moratorium on logging big-leaf mahogany in 2001, Peru emerged to fill the gap as one of the world's largest suppliers. But the rush depleted many of Peru's watersheds, forcing illegal loggers to turn their attention to Indian lands, national parks,... Read more »