Environment & Sustainability Articles

Spring 2024

Spinning Stories of Climate Change and a Fragile Planet

Alum Ross West pens cli-fi collection with provocative questions but no easy answers

Winter 2024 Viewpoints

Four Ways US Chipmakers Can Learn from History

The past holds lessons regarding workplace conditions, labor rights, and the environment

Winter 2024 Duck Life

The UO’s First Black Woman Grad Brought Lasting Change

The legacy of Nellie Franklin—a Black student who was not permitted to live in a dorm—still resonates today

Autumn 2023

Greg Dotson is Down to Earth on Climate Legislation

The law prof offers fresh insights on Capitol Hill, the Inflation Reduction Act, and cutting carbon pollution

Autumn 2023 Viewpoints

These Two-Wheelers Aren’t Just Taking You for a Ride

The surge in e-scooter use at the UO follows the path to a transportation shift—and fun

Summer 2023 Viewpoints

The Essential Beauty of Fractal Patterns

Video: The repeating patterns in nature are important in managing stress, UO professors say

Spring 2023 Duck Life

“Live Well, Think Beautifully”

Undergrad anthropologist immerses himself with an Indigenous people who are determined to protect their way of life

Spring 2023

Breaking the Ice: Debut by M Jackson Blends Science and Fiction

M Jackson is a TED Fellow and a National Geographic Society Explorer who is breaking barriers facing women in science. In her first novel, the glaciologist tells the story of four women and the fierce fight for survival.

Spring 2023

Fusing Art and Science to Save the Seas

Stacy Alaimo explores the intersection of aesthetics and marine conservation