Enviromental Studies


RecycleMania to Kick off Feb. 1

This year's RecycleMania competition is just around the corner, and HWS is set to participate in the national competition beginning on Sunday, Feb. 1. With a host of materials management events planned, the Colleges are expected to make a strong showing in the competition, which presents awards in categories such as pounds of recycled and composted materials as well as per capita rates of recycli...  More >>

Legal Research on Fracking

Lauren Karam '15 and Lanlan Lin '17 have conducted legal research on hydraulic fracturing under the direction of Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne, whose book "Beyond The Fracking Wars: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners, & Citizens," was published in 2013. The book introduces the technology of fracking and the structure of the oil and gas industry, but fo...  More >>

ESSYI Scholarships Link Students, Nature

Each summer at Hobart and William Smith, a select group of high school students attend the annual Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI), an interdisciplinary, college-level program that provides opportunities for hands-on, faculty-led classes, projects and research. For many ESSYI students, scholarships have played a significant part in their ability to attend the program. The rigo...  More >>

Feller '06 Publishes Trailblazing Study

New research on mantis shrimp larvae conducted by Kathryn Feller '06 has gained significant attention this fall with the publication of a trailblazing study in The Journal of Experimental Biology, as well as coverage by National Geographic and Discovery.com. Feller, whose doctoral work is on the subject, also has successfully defended her dissertation, "The Visual Ecology of Stomatopod Larvae,” a...  More >>

Drennen on Home Heating Prices

A recent article about concerns over winter energy prices features commentary by Professor of Economics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program Thomas Drennen. The article, which appeared in the Daily Messenger newspaper, notes worries about what energy will cost this winter are already high. "Across upstate New York worries about the upcoming winter energy bill ranks high, with 75 percent...  More >>

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