Is Your Sunscreen Hurting Our Coral Reefs?

Protect yourself and the planet this summer Ahh, sweet summertime—the time of year we visit the beach and generously lather on layers of sunscreen time and time again to protect our skin from the sun’s rays. While sunscreen does a great job protecting humans from […]

Fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes with Cassie Freund

As a PhD student and CEES researcher, Cassie Freund is studying how natural disturbances—such as landslides in the Peruvian Andes—shape forest ecology and impact tree species distribution, nutrient and water flows, and carbon storage. From dressing for the occasion to forging new paths with a […]

CEES Resources: Ted Talks, Climate Change

The climate change debate has hit center stage with some recent opinion pieces in both the New York Review of Books and the Wall Street Journal.  In this recent Ted Talks feature,  James Hansen, a Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, […]

Sustainable? You bet your life

I participated in a sustainability symposium that was international in flavor a few weeks ago, and one of the things that became clear was that there are myriad cultural variations on what it means to be sustainable.  The questions spiraled around the room: What does sustainability mean […]