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Environmental studies is the interdisciplinary academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment in the interests of solving complex problems. It is a broad field of study that includes also the natural environment, built environment, and the sets of relationships between them. The field encompasses study in basic principles of ecology and environmental science, as well as associated subjects such as ethics, policy, politics, law, economics, philosophy, environmental sociology and environmental justice, planning, pollution control and natural resource management.[1]


The New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University established a BS in Environmental Studies degree in the 1950s, awarding its first degree in 1956.[2] Middlebury College established the major there in 1965.[3]

The Environmental Studies Association of Canada (ESAC) was established in 1993 "to further research and teaching activities in areas related to environmental studies in Canada".[4] ESAC's magazine, A\J: Alternatives Journal was first published by Robert A. Paehlke on 4 July 1971.[5][6]

The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) was founded in 2008 as the first professional association in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies in the United States. The Association's scholarly journal, the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (JESS), commenced publication in March 2011.[7]

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Rutland Herald
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:07:30 -0700

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont is taking several steps designed to raise its profile as a place for environmental studies. The Burlington Free Press reported that the school is creating a new Institute for the Environment, a new master's ...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:48:45 -0700

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Gate sun256 Big business is often blamed for environmental degradation, but two students are turning to the for-profit world to fulfill their ambitions to help the environment. This summer Emi Gaal '15 is working for an international energy corporation ...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:52:30 -0700

The Commonwealth Transportation Board learned more about the five alternatives proposed for Route 460 at its Wednesday meeting. Virginia Department of Transportation Environmental project manager Angel Deem told the board the agency will hold ...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:45:00 -0700

The National Green Tribunal has dismissed as "unmaintainable" a plea seeking direction to University Grants Commission (UGC) and others to ensure that Environmental studies is taught as compulsory subject by qualified teachers who are post graduates ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:56:15 -0700

The Port of Hastings Development Authority has begun detailed environmental studies of Western Port's weather and wave patterns. “We are focusing on finding out as much as we can about Western Port and its environs to better inform planning and design ...
Inside Costa Rica
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:53:02 -0700

Costa Rica demands environmental studies of planned Nicaragua canal. nicaragua-map (1). July 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Government of Costa Rica is demanding assurances that the planned $40 billion “mega canal” in Nicaragua will not ...

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:06:25 -0700

Thankfully a successful campaign has reversed the decision to abolish Film, and it's time to do the same for Environmental Studies - unless we want to ruin the education of future generations. No-one can argue that there will be challenges that face ...

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