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Princeton University Press

Stephen Porder on Elemental

An interview with Stephen Porder, IBES professor and Brown's associate provost for sustainability, about his new book.
Professor of Population Studies and Environment and Society (Research) Elizabeth Fussell provided commentary on the Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey, which aims to measure how emerging social and economic challenges are affecting Americans.
The Philadelphia Citizen

The New Urban Order: Towards a Quieter City

This column on noise pollution highlights the work of Erica Walker, an IBES affiliate and assistant professor of Epidemiology, who leads the Community Noise Lab at Brown.
The Washington Post

Will America ever stop building more highways?

Opposition to highway expansions in the US is growing due to environmental and social concerns, with calls for a nationwide moratorium amid efforts to prioritize sustainable and equitable transportation solutions.
Warren Health Equity Zone (HEZ) secures a grant for the "Writing Climate, Writing Community" project, partnering with local writers and educators to address climate anxieties, build resilience, and prepare for climate change impacts in Warren, focusing on flood risk and community engagement.
The New Bedford Light

False rumors in the wind

This article features research from IBES' Climate and Development Lab and commentary from Timmons Roberts, lab director and professor of environment and society.
News from IBES

Meet the Postdocs: Jada Ko

Meet Dr. Jada Ko, a new of new Voss Postdoctoral Researcher at IBES! Originally from Hong Kong, Ko is a zooarchaeologist working with Assistant Professor Brian Lander to reconstruct historical narratives about turtles and their relationships to people. Read this Q&A to learn more about Ko's work and what she looks forward to at Brown.
Visiting IBES Professor Robert Brulle offered extensive commentary for this article, noting that a recent ad on The Daily podcast is "a pretty clear cut case of misleading advertising."
News from IBES

IBES Appoints 35 New Faculty Affiliates

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society is pleased to welcome affiliates representing over 20 different departments, schools, and centers across the University.
The Climate and Development Lab

Climate and Clean Energy Lobbying in Iowa

The Climate and Development Lab: Members of Brown's Climate and Development Lab analyzed 23,000 lobbying records, revealing the dominance of electric utilities and the coalitions that emerge around energy issues in Iowa.
Each year, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) offers funded internship, research, and training opportunities for undergraduates of all concentrations interested in climate, sustainability, and the environment. Explore the IBES Summer Internship Program and Voss Fellowships below, and submit your applications by March 2, 2024.
Commodity Frontiers Journal

‘Renewable’ Energy Frontiers

Issue 6 of the Commodity Frontiers Journal, edited by IBES Lecturer Mindi Schneider and featuring pieces by Brian Lander, Assistant Professor in IBES and History, and recent ENVS graduate Charlotte Marcil '23.
News from IBES

IBES: 2023 in Review

Dive into a year of accomplishments at IBES, where community-engaged scholarship, cutting-edge research, student-led projects and events, and more highlight the many ways that our community is rising to meet the 21st century’s climate, sustainability, and environmental challenges.