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Former Professor Reveals Insight in Overlooked Natural Phenomenon: Tar Seeps

Former Professor Reveals Insight in Overlooked Natural Phenomenon: Tar Seeps

By Kate Hwang, Graduate Desk Editor March 15, 2024

A former Georgetown University professor discussed her new book on tar seeps — raw oil rising through cracks in tectonic plates — and climate change in a March 12 event. Gretchen Henderson’s...

Two climate protesters were arrested after pouring red dust on themselves and the encasement holding the original copy of the U.S. Constitution in the National Archives’ rotunda Feb. 14.

Climate Activists Protest at National Archives, Cover Constitution Display With Dust

By Ruth Abramovitz, Special to The Hoya February 22, 2024

Two climate protesters were arrested after pouring red dust on themselves and the encasement holding the original copy of the U.S. Constitution in the National Archives’ rotunda Feb. 14. The protesters...

MIT Professor Highlights Data-Driven Climate Change Research

MIT Professor Highlights Data-Driven Climate Change Research

By Camille Vandeveer and Caleigh Keating February 15, 2024

The Georgetown University Earth Commons Institute, a center for environmental and sustainability innovation, research education and action, hosted a talk Feb. 9 titled “Addressing Climate Change and...

Earth Commons Professor Uses Physics and Climate Modeling to Understand Emissions

Earth Commons Professor Uses Physics and Climate Modeling to Understand Emissions

By Camille Vandeveer February 1, 2024

Georgetown University’s department of physics hosted a talk titled “Watching the Earth Breathe from Space: What Glowing Plants Tell Us About the Global Carbon Cycle,” on Jan. 23 as part of their...

NASA Geography Expert Talks Climate-Friendly Farming in Africa

NASA Geography Expert Talks Climate-Friendly Farming in Africa

By Marwa Katir February 1, 2024

Georgetown University’s Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) program hosted the Loewy Lecture in Technology and International Affairs on Jan. 25, featuring a presentation about the impact...

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Speak At Doomsday Clock Town Hall

By Anna Lim January 26, 2024

The experts who set the Doomsday Clock, a symbol forewarning imminent global destruction, shared insight on their decision to program the clock for 2024 at Georgetown University’s Doomsday Clock Town...

Eco-Health and Equity | How D.C.’s Rising Rainfall Levels Impacts its Disadvantaged Populations

Eco-Health and Equity | How D.C.’s Rising Rainfall Levels Impacts its Disadvantaged Populations

By Naya Karam September 13, 2023

By this point, people have recognized the harm that climate change is causing on our planet. Every corner of the Earth is being ravaged by the effects of this environmental catastrophe. The effects of...

Faces of Climate Change Exhibition Raises Awareness of Climate Crisis

Faces of Climate Change Exhibition Raises Awareness of Climate Crisis

By Hayley Young April 29, 2023

The Georgetown Environmental Justice Program (EJP) hosted a global photography contest’s photo exhibition in the Intercultural Center (ICC) Galleria from April 17 to 22. The annual photo contest,...

Georgetown University | In his visit to campus March 30, renowned author Amitav Ghosh spoke about his newest book, “The Nutmeg’s Curse”.

Renowned Author Amitav Ghosh Advocates for Environmental Literature

By Saba Nia April 13, 2023

“Who sings for the nutmeg?”  The question, posed by author and activist Amitav Ghosh to a crowd of 200 at Georgetown University on March 30, characterizes the writer’s desire to share stories...

IPCC | The United Nations recently released the AR6 Synthesis Report,  detailing scientists concerns over the rise in global temperatures.

Latest UN Climate Change Report Warns of Assured Environmental Devastation from Fossil Fuels

By Anna Tsioulias April 13, 2023

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations (U.N.) body that assesses climate change science, published last month a comprehensive report on our current knowledge of the climate. Across...

Shreyaa Venkat/Commission on the Status of Women Youth Forum | The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security co-sponsored several side events at the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), and Shreyaa Venkat (SOH 24) was part of the CSW Youth Forum.

Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security Holds Conference Series at the UN

By Kate Loughran March 19, 2023

The Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (GIWPS) co-sponsored events focused on gender equality and climate change at the 67th session of the United Nations’ Commission on...

EDITORIAL: Sustainability Is Unsustainable Without Communication

EDITORIAL: Sustainability Is Unsustainable Without Communication

By The Editorial Board March 19, 2023

March 15, 2023 — aside from being a day of Caesarian infamy — marked one year since Georgetown University administration began meetings to strategize new long-term improvements to campus sustainability.  A...

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