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Internship opportunity with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation  · February 23rd, 2019

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has openings for multiple UVA Arts and Sciences students for summer 2019 internships. More information and details on applying available in the announcement document:

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Internship opportunity with Australian Koala Foundation  · February 22nd, 2019

The Australian Koala Foundation in association with the University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences is looking for interns for summer 2019. Interested students should fill out the forms below and submit them to Professor David E. Smith (des3e@virginia.edu) by March 8, 2019. Announcement with additional information: Summer Intern Koala Announcement -2019 A&S Forms: 2019 […]

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Clark Hall gets LEED certified  · January 28th, 2019

Clark Hall, home of the Department of Environmental Sciences, has become LEED Silver-level certified for Green Building Systems for Existing Buildings, Operations, and Maintenance. Led by UVA’s Delta Force, infrastructure and building system updates have reduced Clark’s energy costs by 67%, or $750,000 annually. Read more here and watch coverage on NBC29.

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Dr. Thomson publishes Washington Post op-ed entitled “Breathing While Black.”  · January 28th, 2019

Dr. Vivian Thomson published an op-ed in the Washington Post on a proposed natural gas compressor station in Union Hill. Read more here.

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Prof. Lawrence interviewed by The Regeneration on @writeclimate  · January 15th, 2019

The Regeneration Magazine interviewed EVSC Professor Deborah Lawrence about the Write Climate project, a class and project she leads that has engaged 1,200 members of the UVA community in a conversation about climate change through writing and art. Read more about what the project has done so far and what’s next at The Regeneration.

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EVSC grad student Roe’s surprising findings covered by AGU and Phys.org  · January 15th, 2019

EVSC graduate student Stephanie Roe presented her research from the TRACE experiment in Puerto Rico at the American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting. Roe found that decomposition slowed in an experimentally warmed forest, an unexpected result with implications for the carbon cycle and climate change. Read more on AGU’s GeoSpace blog or Phys.org.

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