News

December 9, 2022
The University of Oregon’s Environment Initiative has named professors Danny Pimentel, Greg Dotson and Marsha Weisiger as their 2023 faculty fellows.
November 30, 2022
Multijet propulsion lets the animals switch between speed and efficiency, study shows
November 21, 2022
UO’s Oregon Hazards Lab is expanding the state's network of fire detection cameras
October 17, 2022
Trip Jennings first started learning about the complexities of wildfire when he was an undergraduate at the University of Oregon twenty years ago.
October 6, 2022
Hiker, amateur mushroom hunter—and marshmallow? These are just some of the ways that Chris Poulsen, incoming Tykeson Dean of Arts and Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, is described by former colleagues at the University of Michigan.
September 27, 2022
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley came to the University of Oregon Friday, Sept. 16, for a roundtable discussion on the growing problem of wildfire smoke in Oregon communities and how academic research and practice can help address the issue.
August 3, 2022
When the Holiday Farm Fire tore through the McKenzie River Valley in 2020, burning 70,000 acres, it created a blank canvas of sorts. Amid the fire’s blackened landscape, UO ecologist Lauren Ponisio saw an opportunity to establish pollinators, specifically bees, in the burned forest.
July 18, 2022
UO researchers have developed a portable tool that uses lasers to measure the composition of glacial ice, data that can help determine how fast that ice is melting.
June 24, 2022
Opening the windows at night and pulling down shades during the sunniest part of the afternoon can keep homes from becoming dangerously hot during extreme heat waves. New research from the UO measures just how big of an impact these passive cooling strategies can have, especially in the Pacific Northwest.
May 18, 2022
UO researchers seek to understand public tolerance for poor air quality and preferred methods for receiving event updates.
April 25, 2022
The Totem Pole Journey, an Indigenous-led environmental project, begins its tour with a series of events co-sponsored by the Environment Initiative and the Center for Environmental Futures.
April 17, 2022
Every day is Earth Day for the Environment Initiative at the University of Oregon.
April 7, 2022
The Center for Environmental Futures at the University of Oregon is sponsoring this year's Eugene Environmental Film Festival, in partnership with the Emerald Earth Film Festival.
March 24, 2022
An environmental science class is using the UO’s sustainability dashboard to overcome a common problem with such topics: making a big, global issue like climate change relevant at the local level.
December 29, 2021
While the climate crisis is a global issue that cannot be solved by any one person or entity alone, individuals can still take meaningful actions. At the time of year when we resolve to be better versions of ourselves, UO experts offer some suggestions for resolutions that individuals can adopt to counter climate change and help green up their lives, their communities, and the planet.