One important part of the Center for Environmental Journalism’s mission is to conduct research on the various aspects of media and environmental issues. This can include everything from risk communication to environmental politics and religion. Here at the CEJ, faculty and students work together and individually to help create new knowledge regarding the roles that media play in helping form our environmental values, policies and behaviors. A sample of our faculty work can be viewed below (click on the image to view).

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Barbed wire disappears to the horizon in Wyoming, where a single county has been found to have 4,500 miles of fencing. Photograph by Alfred Buellesbach, VISUM/Redux

Indonesia Is Still Burning by Michael Kodas |

The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut | some photos by Michael Kodas | Outside OnlineBreaking Bad Ivory | senior producer and primary photographer Michael Kodas | OnEarthHow did palm oil become such a problem—and what can we do about it? by Michael Kodas | Ensia Mourning the Arizona Wildfire Hotshots by Michael Kodas |

Stop Protecting Unsafe Homes From Wildfires by Michael Kodas | BloombergImaGeo by Tom Yulsman | Discover MagazineFire Deficit May Trigger Fiercer Wildfires by Tom Yulsman, photos by Michael Kodas | Scientific American

Ocean warming threatens stability of Antarctic ice shelves by carving ‘upside-down rivers’ into their undersides by Tom Yulsman | ImaGeo, Discover Magazine

As the ‘blue Arctic’ expands thanks to global warming, an icebreaker finds no ice to break by Tom Yulsman | ImaGeo, Discover MagazineParched California Tries to Grab Storm Water before It Escapes by Tom Yulsman | Scientific American

 Ivory trade targeted as Obama sanctions elephant tusk crush by Michael Kodas | The Guardian