Development Strategies and Environmental Policy in East Africa

Colby Environmental Studies International Environmental Policy majors present their senior capstone project: “Environmental Policy Update 2012 – Development Strategies and Environmental Policy in East Africa.” The project is comprised of 7 sections exploring the roles of various different economic and …

The Foundation Principles of Sustainability

For 3.5 billion years life has not only sustained itself, but has thrived on this planet. To create sustainable systems we don’t need to reinvent the wheel, we only need to embrace the foundational scientific principles that govern sustainability in …

Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us

The Colby Environmental Studies Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Carl Safina is named to our first Mellon Distinguished Fellowship in Environmental Studies.

 

Fisheries, coral reefs, forests, climate change, poverty, literacy for girls, and peace—these are all …

Canada’s Tar Sands: Carbon Bomb or Catalyst for Change

Canada’s tar sands have been called a “carbon bomb” and the most destructive project on Earth. Building the Keystone XL pipeline to carry tar sands oil to the Gulf Coast for export to China has been described as “game over …

Ecological Puzzles and a Passion for Lakes

Freshwater ecosystems, especially lakes, have long inspired human interest, passion, and investment. Understanding how lake ecosystems function in the face of global change is also a topic of intense interest for researchers and citizens alike. Using a case study from …