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April 13, 2021

Let’s Fix This

Our planet’s in trouble. Here are some ideas on confronting the climate crisis, brought to you by Reed and Reedies.

April 13, 2021

Race, Heat, and Redlining

Urban heat islands are often a legacy of racism. Cate Mingoya ’08 has ideas on how to fix that.


April 12, 2021

Spread the Word

Reed grads have written an astonishing number of books about climate change and sustainability. Here’s a tiny sample.


April 9, 2021

Growing the Curriculum

The environmental studies program currently offers more than two dozen courses. Here’s a small sample.


April 6, 2021

Happy Birthday, Environmental Studies!

Reed’s unique ES program celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

April 1, 2021

Don't Cut Down Trees—Make Paper from Straw

Ben Rankin ’87 has a new use for an agricultural waste product.

March 30, 2021

Power and Ice

Watson Fellow Alisa Chen ’21 will examine the dynamics of power and privilege in ice hockey.

March 30, 2021

How To Make Green(er) Paint

America is drowning in old paint, but it needn’t. Just ask chemist Jim Quinn ’83.

March 29, 2021

Live Wild

Mardy Murie ’23 fought to create the Arctic National Wildlife Range.

March 26, 2021

Build a Radically Better Battery

To wean the grid from fossil fuels, we need a way to store vast quantities of energy.

March 25, 2021

Plant the Seeds of Change

Agriculture isn’t just about feeding people. It can be a tool for social change.

March 19, 2021

Break the Wall of Indifference

Psychologist Cameron Brick ’04 studies how we react to problems such as climate change.

March 18, 2021

These Microbes Eat Water Bottles

Reed College biologists develop colonies of bacteria that can break down plastic pollution.

March 18, 2021

Reed Grad Leads the Charge on Climate Crisis

Ali Nouri ’97 will champion scientific perspective at the US Department of Energy.