Regional

Chesapeake Bay
Nov 17, 2022
This year’s Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” was the 10th-smallest observed since 1985, according to findings released today by the Chesapeake Bay Program and its partners, including U-M School for Environment and Sustainability Professor Emeritus Don Scavia.

Global

COP27 climate conference in Egypt: U-M experts available to discuss
Nov 18, 2022
Global climate talks in Egypt are heading into the home stretch with many issues still unresolved. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries have gathered in Sharm el-Sheikh for the COP27 conference in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the worst ravages of climate change. University of Michigan experts are available to comment.

National

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Launches Version 1.0 of Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool
Nov 23, 2022
The White House Council on Environmental Quality launched version 1.0 of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), an essential step in implementing President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative and ensuring that the benefits of federal programs are reaching communities that are overburdened by pollution and historic underinvestment.

SEAS Perspectives

SEAS Alumna Katie Barr (MS ’22) highlights the advantages of farm stops on local and regional food systems
Nov 4, 2022
Kathryn (Katie) Barr (MS ’22) graduated from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) in May 2022 with an MS in Behavior, Education and Communication (BEC). She completed her SEAS master’s project about farm stops and how they can enhance local and regional food systems. We interviewed Barr to get a closer look at the process behind this project. 

Alumni in the News

SEAS graduate José González: Aspiration and Gratitude
Nov 15, 2022
SEAS alumnus José González (MS ’09) is an experienced educator, environmental education advisor, outdoor education coordinator and illustrator. He spoke about his work since he transitioned out of his role as the founding executive director of Latino Outdoors in 2017.