Natural Resources & the Environment

UConn Researchers Assessing the Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Remote sensing experts applied their expertise to satellite imagery of the storm's aftermath, in hopes the information will aid in rescue efforts

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Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Expands Groundwater Safety Efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding an effort to lessen contamination of groundwater and enable more frequent testing of rural wells

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State of the Water in Connecticut

With new climate and environmental concerns, Connecticut water experts are keeping tabs on this precious resource

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CAHNR Welcomes 16 New Faculty Members for Fall 2022

This diverse cohort will bring new expertise and fresh perspectives to CAHNR’s thriving academic community

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Alum Patricia Jepson Prioritizes Human Connection, Achieving Excellence and Impact Through 40-Year Career

Throughout her career, Patricia Jepson worked to promote excellence and diversity in UConn’s agricultural education programs – a commitment she maintains even now

E-STEAM Ahead: CT High Schoolers to Become ‘Eco-Digital’ Storytellers Through Interdisciplinary Grant

An interdisciplinary group of UConn researchers is leading an effort to empower high school students to become "Eco-Digital" storytellers in their communities.

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Tree Hugger: Alyssa Cleland Learns the Arborists’ Ropes

One of few females in the field, Alyssa Cleland soars to new heights in her training to be a licensed arborist

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Recalling the Past to Shape the Future: A Podcast on Environmental Injustice

Recent graduate Meg Sanders ‘22 (CAHNR) created a podcast to show just how connected environmentalism is to other societal issues

UConn’s Gilman Scholars Samantha Valle ’24 (CLAS), Marissa White ’25 (CAHNR), Geraldine Uribe ’23 (CLAS), Guerlina Philogne ’24 (CLAS) (BUS), Rose Pacik-Nelson ’23 (CLAS), and Grace Coburn ’23 (CLAS) posing in the lobby at UConn Hartford.

UConn Produces An All-Time High 17 Gilman Scholars

Each Gilman Scholar is required to complete a service project upon their return from studying abroad in their campus or home community

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Reflecting on the Impact of Conservation Training Partnerships

While UConn’s unique Conservation Training Partnerships program has concluded its five-year run, the environmental projects it inspired and relationships it established continue to support Connecticut communities