Below are selected news clippings from the department:

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Video on Prof. Lawrence’s new course “Words on paper: history of climate science, policy and art”  · November 28th, 2017

UVA Environmental Sciences Professor Deborah Lawrence was interviewed by UVA Sustainability about her new, 1-credit course “Words on paper: history of climate science, policy and art”. The course will combine climate science, climate policy, art, and politics, and will also allow for those not enrolled in the course to participate. For more information check out […]

Grad student Wang’s paper featured on enviornmentalresearchweb  · November 17th, 2017

Department of Environmental Sciences graduate student Bin Wang’s recent paper “Sensitivity of global greenhouse gas budgets to tropospheric ozone pollution mediated by the biosphere” has been featured on environmentalresearchweb. Wang and his coauthors/advisors Hank Shugart and Manuel Lerdau found that high concentrations of tropospheric ozone pollution could stimulate soil carbon dioxide emissions, transforming rural areas […]

Department work on coastal erosion highlighted  · November 16th, 2017

Department of Environmental Sciences research on coastal erosion has been highlighted in UVA Today. Graduate student Amy Ferguson’s work at the Virginia Eastern Shore was featured in a video on coastal erosion and living shorelines. Check out the video and read more here.

Professor Thomson on NPR, Roanoke Times, and Sierra Club  · November 3rd, 2017

Professor Vivian Thomson comments on a possible pumped storage hydroelectric facility in southwest Virginia. Read more and listen to the interview on NPR. Professor Thomson also wrote an op-ed for the Roanoke Times on special interests and campaign donations in Virginia. Read more here. Thomson’s recent book, Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State […]

Two Open Rank Tenure / Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Surface Process GeoSciences  · October 9th, 2017

The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for two tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate/Full Professor positions in the geosciences, focusing on earth surface processes. We wish to hire outstanding scientists who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department with hydrologists, atmospheric scientists, ecologists and geoscientists, and are passionate about research […]

Professor Thomson’s new book featured in news article and Scientific American commentary  · October 3rd, 2017

Professor Thomson’s guest editorial in Scientific American comments on the Trump Administration’s decision to suspend a study of the health consequences of mountaintop mining for residents of coal communities. Her new book, Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation (The MIT Press, 2017), was also featured in the Southeast […]