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Nitty Gritty H2O

Bill Johnson, professor in Geology & Geophysics and director of the William P. Johnson Contaminant Transport Group, is a GCSC faculty affiliate conducting research related to water. Bill came to the UU in 1995. As a hydrogeochemist, he researches transport and cycling – the fate and transport of things in water. In this installment of […]


Incorporating Sustainability More Broadly into the Curriculum

When hearing the word “sustainability,” some people think of things like recycling and saving energy, but at the U, we realize that this term is relevant in a multitude of actions and areas of study. Faculty at the U can now have sustainability attributes flagged in the course catalog. Faculty who wish to learn how […]


U Researchers Develop Leading Urban CO2 Network

CO2 is understood to be one of the key greenhouse gases that alter the energy balance of the Earth’s surface and thus the climate in which we live in. Human activities are increasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and leading to anthropogenic climate change, with potentially significant consequences, due to the central role […]


Seed grants grow collaboration.

By Liz Ivkovich, Global Change & Sustainability Center, originally published on April 9, 2018. Water uptake in plants, the neurocognitive underpinnings of certain personality traits and food as a cultural process. How are these starkly different areas connected? Each topic relates to environmental change. And each topic is the thrust of a new interdisciplinary research collaboration. […]


Melding Perspectives, Finding Solutions

Originally posted on March 19, 2018. In Utah, the second driest state in the country, water is a critical issue. Our water systems are interconnected with human systems, and as our population expands and the climate changes, protecting and sharing this resource equitably will require collaboration between researchers, practitioners and decision makers. When it comes to collaborative water […]