As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

June 9, 2021

Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them. Associate Professor Amanda Carrico and colleagues share on The Conversation.

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What is regenerative agriculture? A review of scholar and practitioner definitions based on processes and outcomes

May 28, 2021

This paper, authored by faculty and students in CU Boulder's Environmental Studies Program, moves toward an acceptable characterization by reviewing definitions in 229 scholarly articles and 25 websites. Twitter users referenced the article to promote awareness and discussions about the field.

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Understanding our socio-environmental systems: Get to know Peter Newton

May 27, 2021

"Get to Know" is a series highlighting community through the unique perspectives, interests and involvements of our faculty and staff members at CU Boulder. Read more to learn about ENVS Assistant Professor, Pete Newton.

ENVS PhD Student Chris Dunn receives Fellowships

May 21, 2021

ENVS Ph.D. student Chris Dunn was awarded the University of Colorado’s Nature, Environment, Science & Technology (NEST) Studio for the Arts Graduate Summer Fellowship for 2021 and the Pulitzer Center environmental journalism graduate student Arctic fellowship for 2021.

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ENVS PhD Student Alex Standen receives 2021 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowshipo

May 21, 2021

ENVS Ph.D. student Alex Standen won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, or ACLS. He is among 72 fellows from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants nationwide. His dissertation is titled, “The Colonial New Deal: Hurricanes, Land Reform and Organized Labor in Puerto Rico, 1928-1952.”

ENVS Undergraduate, Elizabeth Stanton, was one of seventeen who received the Jacob Van Ek Scholarship

May 17, 2021

Seventeen exceptional undergraduates are this year’s recipients of the Jacob Van Ek scholarship, one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ highest honors. The award recognizes faculty-nominated students who display superior academic achievement and service to the University of Colorado Boulder, the Denver and Boulder communities, or larger national and international communities

Cassandra Brook receives AESS 2020 Early Career Award

May 12, 2021

Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks in the Environmental Studies Program named one of two recipients for the 2020 AESS Early Career Award! The Annual AESS Early Career Award recognizes early career scholars for outstanding accomplishments, and promising future potential for research, policy, or activism in any field of environmental science and studies.

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ENVS Class 2021 speaker, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, champions empathy and a thick skin

May 10, 2021

Doing the right thing for the planet and its people is always good, even when your efforts draw public mockery, dismissal and disrespect, an architect of the Green New Deal told environmental studies graduates at the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday.

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ENVS Honors Student Chosen as the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate for Spring 2021

May 6, 2021

An ENVS graduating honor's student, Renae Marshall, was chosen as the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate for Spring 2021. She was featured in the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine last week. Go here to read about Marshall's research on climate legislation in the United States.