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Lecturer Rick Reibstein hosts webinar on ties between BU and local energy policy

By Matthew Dicintio
July 20th, 2018

Leveraging Universities for Advancing State & Local Energy Policy Presented by Richard Reibstein Earth & Environment Rick Reibstein has recently created GE 532 Research for Environmental Agencies... More

New blog accompanies lecturer Rick Reibstein’s environmental responsibility textbook

By Matthew Dicintio
July 12th, 2018

Trunity, the publisher of E&E Lecturer Rick Reibstein's Developing Sustainable Environmental Responsibility​, now hosts a blog "for people who want to help meet the challenge... More

E&E searching for student digital marketing assistant

By Matthew Dicintio
July 6th, 2018

The Department of Earth & Environment is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, and energetic Digital Marketing Assistant to conduct outreach in support of the Department’s BA... More

Assistant professor Jeffrey Geddes speaks about his $1 million in research awards for air quality

By Matthew Dicintio
July 5th, 2018

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Geddes, who joined E&E in 2016, has spoken to BU Today about the $1 million in early career research awards he has... More

Research assistant professor Robert Buchwaldt talks to WGBH about the volcano in Roxbury

By Matthew Dicintio
June 29th, 2018

Research Assistant Professor Robert Buchwaldt was featured recently in a WGBH "Curiosity Desk" segment, discussing rock formations in West Roxbury. "As we traversed the ancient... More

Associate professor Wally Fulweiler speaks on EPA and Narragansett Bay

By Matthew Dicintio
June 18th, 2018

Associate Professor Wally Fulweiler has spoken to numerous media outlets about the ecology of Narragansett Bay and recent attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency to... More

Pontus Olofsson, Eric Bullock, and Curtis Woodcock lead session on map accuracy and area estimation at Google Earth Engine User Summit in Dublin

By Matthew Dicintio
June 14th, 2018

A team of E&E remote sensors recently presented at the Google Earth Engine User Summit in Dublin. Research Associate Professor Pontus Olofsson, Professor Curtis Woodcock, More

Associate professor Lucy Hutyra will testify for Boston City Council

By Matthew Dicintio
June 14th, 2018

On Monday, June 18, Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra will join the Boston City Council in a special hearing to discuss and assess the amount and... More

PhD student Claudia Mazur receives Sigma Xi research award

By Matthew Dicintio
June 14th, 2018

Claudia Mazur, a second-year PhD student and member of the Fulweiler Lab, has won a Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid-of-Research award. The GIAR program has provided undergraduate... More

Read assistant professor Rachael Garrett’s take on necessary tradeoffs in Brazil’s livestock production

By Matthew Dicintio
June 11th, 2018

Assistant Professor Rachael Garrett and her colleagues have just published "Tradeoffs in the Quest for Climate Smart Agricultural Intensification in Mato Grosso, Brazil" in Environmental Research... More

Professor Suchi Gopal presents at Regional Science Association International

By Matthew Dicintio
June 11th, 2018

Professor Suchi Gopal, teaming with Kevin Gallagher of Pardee's Global Development Center, presented last month at the 12th World Congress of the Regional Science Association... More

Lecturer Rick Reibstein writes about lead poisoning and democracy

By Matthew Dicintio
June 11th, 2018

Lecturer Rick Reibstein has recently penned "Environmental Law—Resuming Progress On Lead Poisoning: A Prime Indicator of Civilization" in the Western New England University Law Review. More

Assistant professor Rachael Garrett co-authors article on global commodity supply chains

By Matthew Dicintio
June 4th, 2018

Assistant Professor Rachael Garrett and her colleagues have published their latest research in World Development. In "Transparency and sustainability in global commodity supply chains," the... More

Assistant professor Christoph Nolte publishes on forest acquisition for conservation

By Matthew Dicintio
June 4th, 2018

Assistant professor Christoph Nolte has published "Buying forests for conservation: contours of a global trend" in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. In the article, Professor... More

E&E Convocation

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

By Matthew Dicintio
May 23rd, 2018

On Sunday, May 20, the Department of Earth & Environment graduated 73 students. Good luck, Class of 2018! Bridget Marie Baker, BA Environmental Analysis & Policy... More

Kasey Aderhold

See how PhD alum Kasey Aderhold explores the world deep beneath our feet

By Matthew Dicintio
May 21st, 2018

Kasey Aderhold, who received her PhD in Earth Sciences from BU, is an earthquake seismologist with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), a NSF-backed... More

NASA CMS

Research associate professor Pontus Olofsson speaks to Science Magazine about CMS cuts

By Matthew Dicintio
May 18th, 2018

Research Associate Professor Pontus Olofsson recently spoke with Science Magazine about a move in the U.S. House of Representatives to restore funding to a small... More

E&E PhD alum has top ranked energy econ blog

By Matthew Dicintio
May 16th, 2018

David Stern, a former PhD student of Cutler Cleveland, who is now on the faculty at the Australian National University, has a blog that has... More

Professors Cleveland and Gopal receive Microsoft grant

By Matthew Dicintio
May 8th, 2018

Professors Cutler Cleveland and Suchi Gopal, along with their colleague Michael Walsh of BU's Institute for Sustainable Energy, have been awarded a grant through Microsoft’s... More

Fellowships galore in the Hutyra Research Lab

By Matthew Dicintio
May 2nd, 2018

Multiple students and a recent alum have received fellowships based on their work in the Hutyra Research Lab, under associate professor Lucy Hutyra's guidance. PhD... More