Environmental Studies

April 3, 2013 to April 6, 2013

Environmental History Conference in Toronto April 3-6, 2013

The American Society for Environmental History’s annual conference will bring together more than 700 delegates from around the world to discuss climate change, energy policy, Alberta Oil Sands, and more.

"Bird, Plane, Bacteria? Microbes Thrive In Storm Clouds"

"Microbes are known to be able to thrive in extreme environments, from inside fiery volcanoes to down on the bottom of the ocean. Now scientists have found a surprising number of them living in storm clouds tens of thousands of feet above the Earth. And those airborne microbes could play a role in global climate."

Source: NPR, 01/29/2013
May 4, 2013

Burke Museum's Fifth Annual Environmental Writers' Workshop

This Saturday workshop in Seattle will inspire attendees to continue writing about the environment in all its guises. Instructors bring years of experience as writers, researchers, and teachers. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science, and field time into well-crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world.

November 13, 2012 to November 14, 2012

Workshop: Understanding the Connections between Coastal Waters and Ocean Ecosystem Services and Human Health

This free National Academies Institute of Medicine workshop in Washington DC will bring together members of the ecology, ecosystem services, and health communities to gain a better understanding of the connections between coastal waterways and ocean processes and public health risks and benefits. A live webcast of the workshop will also be available for those who are unable to attend in person.

"Google's Street View Goes Into The Wild"

"Google's Street View maps are headed into the backcountry. Earlier this week, two teams from Google strapped on sophisticated backpacks jammed with cameras, gyroscopes and other gadgets and descended to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. But this is just the first step in the search giant's plan to digitally map and photograph the world's wild places."

Source: NPR, 10/24/2012

Livecast: Earth Institute Launches "State of Planet" Conf 9 am ET Today

The Earth Institute at Columbia University held a "State of the Planet" conference today, in New York city. It was open to the public, online, and interactive. Twitter hashtag: #SOP2012. A star-studded list of major speakers included Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. An archived video of the event will be posted when ready. See the SOP website.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Environmental Studies