Environmental Studies

October 21, 2015 to October 22, 2015

Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee will hold a two-day public workshop in Washington, DC to examine the science of attributing specific extreme weather events to human-caused climate change or to natural variability. RSVP required.

"How an American With a Knack for Math Saved India From Famine"

"Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to respond. None of this math brings tears to his eyes except the time in 1965 he made some calculations and risked his career advising the president of the United States to save India from starving."

Source: Bloomberg, 05/21/2015
June 11, 2015 to June 14, 2015

The 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment

The 13th biennial COCE, now part of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), will explore the theme of bridging divides in environmental communication which is only fitting given Boulder's location by the continental divide of North America.

March 18, 2015 to March 22, 2015

Turning Protest Into Policy: Environmental Values and Governance in Changing Societies - Conference of the American Society for Environmental History

The 2015 ASEH annual conference, taking place in Washington, DC near Georgetown, will feature 11 field trips and more than 100 sessions discussing climate change, environmental justice, endangered species, public lands, energy policy, forestry management, natural disasters, and other topics. A large exhibit area will feature the latest research and scholarship in environmental history.

"Rachel Carson and Her Sisters"

BookShelf

 

"Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment"

By Robert K. Musil
Rutgers University Press, $26.95

Reviewed by TOM HENRY

You go, girl.

I’m being a bit facetious – though not totally – when I describe the general tone of “Rachel Carson and Her Sisters,” which is really a hybrid between environmental history and women’s studies.

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