Sustainable Environments Articles & Blogs

Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
November 1, 2012
Clark University senior Andrew E. Hostetler is among a select group of student researchers who are members of the national Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) program based at Clark. On Oct. 16, Hostetler received the added honor of being named the 2012 O'Connor HERO Fellow. The O'Connor HERO Fellowship is named...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
June 27, 2012
View from the Northeast Science Station, East Siberia. (Photo © Karen Frey) No fireworks, perhaps, but the midnight sun should brighten the season for arctic scientist Karen Frey and three of her students as they conduct environmental research in Siberia from June 26 to July 26. Frey, assistant professor in the Graduate...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
June 15, 2012
The 2012 HERO Fellows: (back row) Joeseph Danko, Sean Peters, Andrew Hostetler, Abigail Nehring, Andreas Jozwiak, and Patrick Sheppard; (front row) Shannon Palmer, Michelle Seefeld, Martha Ziemer, Gabriela Spitzer, and Emma McDonell. Clark has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science Foundation...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
May 24, 2012
Prof. John Rogan Clark University has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science Foundation for a new program titled, "REU Site: Mapping Beetles, Trees, Neighborhoods, and Policies: A Multi-Scaled, Urban Ecological Assessment of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Invasion in New England (HERO)." This...
Off the menu - Clark University
April 5, 2012
There was a time when food was something you ate but rarely pondered. You did not know, or care, where your dinner came from, or how it would interact with your body once it was consumed. That was then. Sure, many folks still eat with abandon, but many others, like the Clarkies profiled on these pages, are trying to foster...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
November 3, 2011
There are HEROs among us here at Clark University. They may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they are developing remarkable powers in environmental research. For more than a decade, the Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) program at Clark University has provided a unique undergraduate...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
July 18, 2011
For fourth year, Clark undergrads selected for 'Rising Stars' Arctic field program A barge serves as home base, laboratory, and transportation for Polaris Project scientists and students. (Karen Frey/2010) Two Clark University undergraduates are in Siberia with an international team of scientists, including students from...
Changing the world, one student at a time - Clark University
March 3, 2011
The year was 1967 and Richard Ford was doing what he loved best: studying the vibrant cultures, social rhythms and political nuances of Africa. As visiting professor at the University of Natal, he'd traveled to South Africa with his wife Nancy to continue his research when he received an unexpected letter in the mail. It...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
September 17, 2010
Being a HERO at Clark University doesn't require having superpowers or wearing a cape, but it helps to have a sharp mind for scientific research and a keen interest in the environment. A good raincoat and sturdy boots also may come in handy. For more than a decade, the Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO)...
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September 17, 2010
Watch: HERO Program Director Colin Polsky discusses how the program provides the Fellows with important opportunities for professional development.
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
July 2, 2010
For the third year, Clark students have earned a spot on the 'Rising Stars' arctic research field course. Two Clark University undergraduates are on their way to Siberia with a team of scientists from the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The group departed July 2 for a four-week field course...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
November 22, 2009
Clark University recently honored four students who were selected to become members of its 2009-2010 Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) Fellowship program. Clark President John Bassett presented the awards at the annual fall dinner reception for outstanding students Initiated at the Graduate School of Geography...
Political Ecologies of Meat by Jody Emel
July 20, 2015
Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, but there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption. “Political Ecologies of Meat” (Routledge, 2015), co-edited by Clark University Professor of Geography Jody Emel, examines these issues from various perspectives, including...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
February 9, 2015
Flooding occurred in Waterford, Connecticut, during Hurricane Sandy, October 2012. (Maureen Fitzgerald/Town of Waterford)
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
August 15, 2014
"Prior to the infestation, our neighborhood was an area of beautiful tree lined streets. Shade was abundant and the neighborhood looked lovely. Now our area is barren and depressing." This is one Worcester resident's response to a survey question posed by student researchers at Clark University, who, for the past three...

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