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Research associate professor Pontus Olofsson interviewed by Science Magazine about potential consequences of President’s 2018 budget for NASA CMS and SilvaCarbon activities

By Matthew Dicintio
May 24th, 2017

Earth & Environment Research Associate Professor Pontus Olofsson recently spoke to Science Magazine about the potential impact of President Trump's 2018 budget proposals. Of carbon... More

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New book by associate professor Michael Dietze now available

By Matthew Dicintio
May 17th, 2017

Associate Professor Michael Dietze has published Ecological Forecasting through Princeton University Press. "Dietze shows us how to approach forecasting using models based on large datasets... More

Great Marsh Resiliency Partners

Research assistant professor Alyssa Novak and colleagues receive EPA award

By Matthew Dicintio
May 11th, 2017

The Great Marsh Resiliency Partnership received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Merit Award in a ceremony on May 3rd at Faneuil Hall in Boston for... More

Congratulations to graduate coordinator Alissa Beideck!

By Matthew Dicintio
May 10th, 2017

This April, academic administrators in CAS and GRS were recognized with a luncheon for all their invaluable work and service to their students, their departments, More

PhD grad Kira Sullivan-Wiley and assistant professor Anne Short Gianotti coauthor paper in World Development

By Matthew Dicintio
May 5th, 2017

Recent Earth & Environment PhD graduate Kira Sullivan-Wiley and Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti have co-authored a paper in World Development. The paper, “Risk Perception in... More

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Senior Yaofeng Gu tests new urban climate models

By Matthew Dicintio
May 5th, 2017

Working through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Yaofeng Gu (CAS’17) and assistant professor Dan Li are testing a new climate model that incorporates urban areas. More

PhD student Chi Chen publishes his first research article

By Matthew Dicintio
May 3rd, 2017

Second year PhD student Chi Chen published his first research article entitled "Prototyping of LAI and FPAR Retrievals from MODIS Multi-Angle Implementation of Atmospheric Correction... More

Lecturer Rick Reibstein named to EPA advisory committee

By Matthew Dicintio
April 27th, 2017

Rick Reibstein, lecturer in Environmental Law and Policy, has been named to the federal advisory committee established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to examine... More

PhD student Yaxiong Ma wins BU Initiative on Cities Urban Research Award

By Matthew Dicintio
April 14th, 2017

Congratulations to Earth & Environment PhD student Yaxiong Ma, recipient of BU's 2017 Initiative on Cities Urban Research Award! Ma is building a VR simulation... More

Former postdoc Alberto Canestrelli heads to University of Florida

By Matthew Dicintio
April 11th, 2017

Alberto Canestrelli, a former a postdoc at BU, has joined the faculty at the University of Florida, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, as... More

PhD student Taejin Park and Prof. Myneni co-author article in ERL

By Matthew Dicintio
April 10th, 2017

Taejin Park and Prof. Ranga Myneni contributed to an article recently published in Environmental Research Letters under the title "Was the extreme Northern Hemisphere greening... More

Associate professor Rachael Garrett joins workshops in Virginia and Switzerland

By Matthew Dicintio
April 10th, 2017

Associate Profess Rachael Garrett recently participated in two workshops. INFEWS, the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems group of the The... More


Boston Students Unite for Climate Action on Wednesday April 12

By Matthew Dicintio
April 10th, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 7-9pm, Emerson College Bright Screening Room, Paramount Center, 559 Washington St. Boston University Environmental Student Organization (ESO) is partnering up with a non-profit called... More

Coalition for a Public Conversation on Lead

BU professor conducts first public conversation on lead

By Matthew Dicintio
April 7th, 2017

Lecturer on Environmental Law and Policy Rick Reibstein organized a session called "A Public Conversation on Lead" at the April 6 Fair Housing and Civil... More

PhD student Radost Stanimirova attending International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

By Matthew Dicintio
April 5th, 2017

PhD student Radost Stanimirova has been accepted as a fellow in the Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)... More

Graduating senior Rachel Eckles speaks with Greenovate Boston

By Matthew Dicintio
April 3rd, 2017

Greenovate Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh's initiative to get all Bostonians involved in eliminating the pollution that causes global climate change, recently spoke with Environmental Analysis... More

Earth & Environment and the next generation of women scientists

By Matthew Dicintio
March 30th, 2017

Every week a handful of grad students bring their research projects to life and talk about their passions with elementary school girls. Click on the... More

Student Katelyn Tarrio presents to MA Department of Environmental Protection’s Waste Site Cleanup Advisory Committee

By Matthew Dicintio
March 24th, 2017

On March 23 BU undergraduate student Katelyn Tarrio presented to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Waste Site Cleanup Advisory Committee. There were approximately 50... More

Read the update on Michael Dietze’s tickborne disease research

By Matthew Dicintio
March 23rd, 2017

"To protect personnel on Southeastern military installations from tickborne diseases, a federal program has awarded a five-year, $2.45 million grant to a team of researchers... More

Professor Bruce Anderson speaks about his success with a “flipped” classroom model

By Matthew Dicintio
March 15th, 2017

BU’s Digital Learning & Innovation recently put together a video and news item on the successful transition of GE 310 (Climate and the Environment) from... More