The Communication Dilemna: PhD Student Patrick Brown Discovers Just How Quickly Climate Change Results Can Be Misconstrued
PhD student Patrick Brown understands the importance of communication. Any scientific research requires some level of distillation to be made understandable to the general public, and climate science is no different.
For the Love of Birds: Dedicated PhD Students Turn Their Desire to Reduce Bird Deaths Caused by Window Collisions Into a Research Project
Until the late 1970s, millions of U.S. workers were exposed to asbestos mineral fibers once widely used in construction, maritime and manufacturing industries.
Duke Celebrates 25 Years of Interdisciplinary Environmental Education with Special Events, Anniversary Campaign
The 25 years since the creation of the interdisciplinary School of the Environment at Duke have been filled with momentum and milestones. As founding Dean Norman L. Christensen recounts on page 18, an enduring spirit of inquiry and innovation has led the seeds of this school, planted in the 1930s, to blossom into a multi-faceted program. It is now known globally for preparing graduates for successful careers in a wide range of fields and advancing research that has opened new doors to environmental understanding and stewardship.
In the fall of 1995, I boarded a distressingly shabby 727 for my first flight across the Amazon Basin. I glued myself to the small window, wanting to take in every second of a vast sea of green that I imagined stretching to every horizon. For portions of the flight, I wasn’t disappointed: there were moments where the forest seemed to define the entire surface of the planet, soft green hues occasionally punctuated by bursts of yellow or pink flowers that only hinted at the riot of life below.
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