The Associated Press, NBC News, and NPR’s KUNC note the Prison Agriculture Lab’s research

The research of the Prison Agriculture Lab – co-directed by Associate Professor of Sociology Joshua Sbicca and Assistant Professor of Geography Carrie Chennault – has served as the basis for a recently published Associated Press two-year investigation and special report, “Prisoners in the US are part of a hidden workforce linked to hundreds of popular […]

Azmal Hossan featured on Agents of Change podcast about U.S.-China climate collaboration

Ph.D. student Azmal Hossan is featured in a new episode of the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast. He was invited to talk about his Ph.D. project, his additional research and activism in the field of climate change and environmental justice, and most importantly about his involvement in the 2030 Climate Champions: Young Leaders for […]

Dr. Douglas Murray releases We Can Change the World: Tales from a Generation’s Quest for Peace and Justice

In Spring 2024, Dr. Douglas L. Murray, Emeritus Professor, released his latest book, We Can Change the World: Tales from a Generation’s Quest for Peace and Justice. A hemispheric sojourn from Santiago, Chile to Ottawa, Canada, We Can Change the World captures the passions and motivations of largely unknown actors through the civil rights, anti-Vietnam […]

HECHO leader Jessica Thrasher advocates in D.C.

Jessica Thrasher visited Washington D.C. in September with HECHO, an advocacy group for Latinos who value our nation’s public lands. In celebration of HECHO’s 10th anniversary and Hispanic Heritage Month, members of HECHO’s Hispanic Conservation Leadership Council traveled to the nation’s capital to advocate for solutions to environmental issues affecting their communities. They met with […]

Azmal Hossan presents USGS-funded research on tribal water justice

This summer, Azmal Hossan interned with Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance (GPTWA), a South Dakota-based grassroots tribal organization working for self-determination and water justice in the Northern Great Plains. He conducted in-depth interviews with water resource managers of the federally-recognized tribal nations in South Dakota to assess their climate change adaptation water needs. This project is funded by […]

Jeni Cross new Co-Chair of national Environmental Health Matters Initiative

Jeni Cross is the new Co-Chair of the Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) Committee with the National Academy of Sciences. EHMI addresses complex environmental problems by utilizing a systems-based approach, multidisciplinary efforts, multi-level engagement, and evidence informed science. The initiative is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EPA, ExxonMobil, National Academy of Sciences Cecil […]