Analysis by assistant professor of environment and society and sociology at Brown found that press releases expressing opposition to climate action were twice as likely to receive news coverage as those supporting action.
Wind turbines in Texas, now up and running, are part of a plan the will enable the University to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, offsetting 100% of campus electricity use with renewable energy sources.
Senior Elise Dadourian knows that our planet has a looming problem: With 10 billion mouths to feed forecasted by 2050 and a food system already made unstable by socioeconomic factors and a changing climate, food waste is a topic that everyone should be concerned about.
Assistant Provost for Sustainability, and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Environment and Society Stephen Porder has been named Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair for the Fall 2020 semester.
President Christina H. Paxson wrote to the campus community on March 4 with an update on Brown’s efforts to confront climate change through net-zero GHG initiatives, halting investments in fossil fuel extraction in the University’s endowment and other efforts.
Dov F. Sax, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Environment and Society, has agreed to serve as interim director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES), effective July 1, 2020.
An analysis led by an Institute at Brown for Environment and Society visiting professor found that oil companies ramp up advertising campaigns when they face negative media coverage or new regulations.
Computer models focused on current and potential policy decisions could help shed light on the future of migration caused by sea level rise, concluded a team of scholars that included Brown demographer Elizabeth Fussell.
Attorney Kate Adams '86 has an impressive resume. Among other roles, she has been law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, trial attorney for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, partner at Sidley Austin LLP in New York, and senior vice president and general counsel of Honeywell, Inc.
In the United States, waterfront locales have long been seen as desirable places to live. And, thanks to years of investments in adaptation to coastal storms, they have remained relatively safe as well.
Five thousand years ago, China was a very different place: a landscape of forests, grasslands and wetlands that were home to a diverse body of wildlife. It is now home to so many people that it is difficult to imagine the rhinos, elephants, and alligators that once lived there.
IBES graduate affiliate Ethan Kyzivat has been awarded a Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) fellowship for his work mapping small bodies of water and investigating their impact on methane emissions.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environment and Society Samiah Moustafa has been recognized this week as a 2019 Fellow of TRELIS, a professional development arm of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.
On the wall above Tyler Kartzinel's desk hangs a picture of a giraffe, hand-drawn for him in black and white by former undergraduate mentee Julianna Hsing, now a graduate student at Stanford University. But there is more to the illustration than meets the eye.
Five thousand miles northwest of College Hill, a series of Alaskan lakes have attracted the attention of expert geochemist Yongsong Huang. The sediments found deep in these waters are the oldest in the region, and may contain clues to the planet's—and humanity's—past and future.
Scientists know that sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has been shrinking dramatically over the past few decades; but the behavior of shorefast ice, the ice that forms within Arctic fjords, has been less well-understood.