Sustainability

Professor, Students Study Shipwreck Microbes to Analyze Oil Spill Effects

Posted: July 6, 2015 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: July 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm

By Michele McDonald Deepwater shipwrecks make for a watery laboratory and they’re just the place for George Mason University microbial ecologist Leila Hamdan to find tiny organisms that record how healthy the environment is. An environmental science and policy professor in Mason’s College of Science, Hamdan took a research crew of George Mason students to…

New Ranking Puts Mason in Top 20 of U.S. ‘Green’ Colleges

Posted: June 30, 2015 at 1:48 pm, Last Updated: July 2, 2015 at 10:13 am

The national poll has Mason at No. 18 for sustainable efforts and education.

Mason Pond and Waterways Are Test Bed for National Stormwater Monitoring Project

Posted: June 23, 2015 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: June 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Instruments monitor the quantity and quality of water flowing into streams and Mason Pond after a storm.

Mason Expert Invited to White House To Talk Climate Change

Posted: June 23, 2015 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: June 22, 2015 at 4:58 pm

George Mason University professor Edward Maibach will be speaking to health professionals and political leaders at the White House on Tuesday afternoon as part of the White House Public Health and Climate Change Summit.

Ecologist Thomas Lovejoy Reflects on 50 Years of Amazon Research

Posted: June 17, 2015 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: June 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Becoming an environmentalist was a natural offshoot of studying biology because he needs to protect as well as research, Lovejoy said.

Mason Researchers Featured in New Documentary on Elephant Poaching

Posted: May 21, 2015 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: May 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Louise Shelley and Gretchen Peters explain how the illegal ivory trade can be stopped.