Environment In the News

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:46am

Since 2014, the Institute of Arctic Studies has brought US high school students to King George Island in Antarctica to participate in the annual Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE). The JASE program runs in conjunction with the Chilean Antarctic Institute’s (INACH) Expedición Antártica Escolar (EAE), a program that has been running for over 10 years to promote awareness and appreciation of Antarctica in young Chileans. 

Each year, INACH hosts a Feria Antarctica Escolar (Antarctic School Fair) where Chilean high school students presented scientific articles related to polar... Read more.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 9:08am

Dartmouth News | October 13, 2020  by Aimee Minbiole

Linda Behnken '84, who has fished commercially for nearly four decades, has received the Heinz Award for the Environment for her advocacy work, including her role as executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association.

One of seven recipients of this year's $250,000 unrestricted cash awards, she joins another Dartmouth recipient, photojournalist and provostial fellow James Nachtwey '70, who won a Heinz award in 2006. 

The award recognizes Behnken's advocacy work promoting sustainable fishing practices... Read more.

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 3:56pm

Dr. Caitlin E. Hicks Pries, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, has received NSF funding to collaborate with UNH researchers on an Arctic permafrost carbon project.

The University of New Hampshire will lead research as part of a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to better understand how interactions between plants, microbes and soil minerals in permafrost, a subsurface layer of frozen soil covering a fourth of the Northern Hemisphere, stimulate the release of carbon which adds to the warming Arctic.

“The Arctic is warming at... Read more.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 9:15am

In the Arctic, a Conflict over Hoof and Claw | Earth Island Journal, Autumn 2020 by Kang-Chun Cheng

Former IAS Fellow, Kang-Chun Cheng's essay was recently published in the the Earth Island Journal. Her essay acknowledges Norway’s recovery of the golden eagle population and the threat it poses to reindeer and Sami culture. While conservationists remain enthuastic about the eagle's recovery, the regeneration jeopardizes the traditional Sami herder's way of life. Post-graudation, Kang-Chun spent time photographing and writing about reindeer herding culture in the face of changing... Read more.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:43am

The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) was recently featured in an article 'How to Do Scientific Field Work When You Can’t Get to the Right Field' by Daniela Hernandez in The Wall Street Journal. The article reflects on several US high school students expierences with performing Arctic field work this summer remotely through the JSEP program.

"In July, Gabrielle Piña set out to understand how layers of rock, soil or debris atop the Greenland Ice Sheet affect its melt rate.

While her team drilled ice cores, set up time-lapse videos, and measured the thickness of sediment... Read more.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 6:57pm
July 24, 2020  by Charlotte Albright

The field trip for researchers and high school students moved online this summer.

COVID-19 has upended a lot of summer plans. But canceling Dartmouth's annual trip to Greenland seemed to organizers both necessary and ironic. 

Of all destinations in the world during this pandemic, Greenland is among the safest, with relatively few citizens having contracted the virus. But the island restricted travel to its shores just as Dartmouth Arctic studies researchers were preparing for their annual trek, typically with five American high school... Read more.

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 11:11am

Please join the Studio Art Department on January 14, 2020 for the opening reception of Professor Christina Seely's show Dissonance. She will give a public lecture at 5:00 p.m. in the Loew Auditorium.

Christina Seely's show Dissonance will be installed in the Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries from January 14 to March 8, 2020. She will give a public lecture on the work on January 14, 2020 in the Black Family Visual Arts Center's Loew Auditorium at 5:00 p.m.

The exhibition Dissonance highlights works made since Professor Seely was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Studio... Read more.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:56am

DARTMOUTH PRESS RELEASEMedia contact: Amy Olson | amy.d.olson@dartmouth.edu | 603-646-3274

HANOVER, N.H. – Sept. 9, 2019 – With the Arctic warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, Greenland continues to be an epicenter for climate change research. Each year, hundreds of researchers from the U.S. visit Greenland to conduct fieldwork, often to remote areas of the Greenland Ice Sheet but they rarely collaborate with researchers from Greenland. A new report posted on Dartmouth’s Institute of Arctic Studies’ website calls for more bilateral collaboration between the U.S. and... Read more.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:10am

The Institute of Arctic Studies will miss a faithful supporter, Senior Fellow, and former acting director Weyman (Wey) Lundquist who died May 19, 2019 in San Francisco. Wey graduated from Dartmouth in 1952 and Harvard Law School in 1955. He led a distinguished legal career and was a passionate voice for environmental protection, especially for the Arctic. Early in his public service Wey was appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney in Alaska in 1961 and travelled the state meeting and representing people from small communities to urban centers where he learned about the environmental, social, and... Read more.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:06am

From the 24th to the 28th of March, 13 researchers met in New Hampshire to advance Arctic tundra research.  Attendees (plus three remote participants) tackled one of the largest drone-imagery datasets ever compiled for high latitudes – all contributed from field teams using similar protocols – to commence the High Latitude Drone Ecology Network (HiLDEN, https://arcticdrones.org/) data synthesis.

Drone data are allowing scientists including members of the HiLDEN team to capture a landscape-level perspective on the rapidly changing Arctic.

The Arctic is warming rapidly and... Read more.


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