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Category: Environment

March 27, 2019

Why Study Environmental Science?

Environmental science is a hot topic right now. This study largely encompasses aspects of physical, biological, and information relating to the environment and the solutions of the problems these topics entail.

When you study environmental science, you commit to learning about subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy sources, the effects of climate change, and controlling pollution.

December 01, 2017

How Big Data can Help us Understand Extreme Weather

Environmental GISciences can help us predict, track, analyze, and prepare for natural disasters The last few years have seen record-breaking climate-related weather extremes across the U.S. and beyond. This summer alone, Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and countless others have been devastated by hurricane landfalls, and wildfires have destroyed millions of acres… Read more »

June 05, 2017

On Being Fearless

Jimmy Chin Gave the 2017 may commencement address. “You might not think someone that has spent the last 20 years climbing in the Himalayas, hanging from high altitude alpine walls and skiing first descents in no fall zones around the world would lose any sleep over speaking to a few college students.  But for the… Read more »

October 14, 2016

McKay Farm: A budding laboratory for sustainable agriculture

Soon after arriving at Unity College, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury was approached by a potential donor with an intriguing proposal. Where once there was a greenhouse and garden store in a rural town, could there be a sustainable agriculture living laboratory? Khoury thought so. It would become the Unity College McKay Farm and Research Station,… Read more »

October 14, 2016

Maine is our Classroom

“People get it: Unity College is solidly rooted in the experience of Maine,” Khoury said. “The State of Maine has a palpable sense of place and we want students from across the country, and around the world, to share this amazing resource with us.” Unity College is founded fundamentally on the concept of place. The… Read more »