Center for Environmental Journalism Director Tom Yulsman walks across the snowy fields of Tromsø, Norway, during the 2020 Arctic Frontiers Conference.
A longtime climate-science reporter, Yulsman is the former editor-in-chief of EARTH Magazine and currently writes Discover Magazine’s ImaGeo blog.
(Photo by Gregory K. Ramirez, Department of Journalism master’s student)
Happy Earth Day!
As environmental Buffs may know, this year’s celebration is extra special, as it’s the 50th anniversary of the annual event, which was first celebrated in 1970. Head to the CU Boulder Environmental Center’s website to see how our campus is celebrating virtually.
CMCI has long been a hub of environmentally-focused research, reporting, outreach and creative work. This work takes place through several of our centers and initiatives, including the Center for Environmental Journalism, which has facilitated in-depth environmental reporting since its establishment in 1992; The Water Desk, which provides increased coverage of Western water issues; the Grand Challenge-funded Nature, Environment, Science and Technology Studio for the Arts (NEST), which combines aesthetic practices and scientific research; and the Center for Communication and Democratic Engagement, which includes focuses on climate justice and community engagement, and more. Throughout the college, we’re proud of our multimedia storytellers, reporters, researchers and activists working to create awareness, engagement and positive change.
Here’s our top 10 Earth Day reads––in order of publication date––featuring CMCI students, faculty, fellows and staff.
Bonus! Last year, Department of Communication PhD student Joanne Marras Tate and fellow graduate students Robert Buehler and Mathew Sharples collaborated with NEST to create a Campus Field Guide. Today, they’ve shared the field guide in hopes that people can use it to explore their own backyards. (April 22, 2020)