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ENVA's Dr. Paul Barnes recently attended the 34th Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol being held in Montreal.

 

To read more about the meeting click here!

Hilary Nguyen, ENVB ‘24 + THEA ‘24, is a double major studying the MIGS
Community Garden they helped design on campus where seasonal plants are
grown and donated to Iggy’s Cupboard. A composting station is planned in
conjunction with the garden as well. Hilary is currently collaborating with Dr.
Aimee Thomas and Mark Tobler to educate students in the Foundation of
Environmental Science class who are currently conducting course-based
undergraduate research experiences utilizing the fall vegetable garden.

Daisi Rivera, ENVS ’23 + SOCI ‘23, is a double major studying the
mainstream news media in relation with social media of environmental
issues. She is currently serving as Theta Phi Alpha president, working two
jobs, and just began her research studying the MIGS Community Garden on
the Loyola campus. She has spent the past two years volunteering with
Greenlight Nola by painting rain barrels for members of the community. She
is passionate about reducing her water impact in the New Orleans area. In

Rob Verchick is a leading climate law scholar who designed and implemented climate-resilience policies in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans, is a senior fellow in Disaster Resilience at Tulane University, and serves as president of the Center for Progressive Reform. Verchick is the author of four books and host of the podcast Connect the Dots.

Paul Barnes recently wrote a paper which addresses the degradation of plastics by UV in sunlight, and how this affects their spread as pollutants. The paper is titled "Oxidation and fragmentation of plastics in a changing environment; from UV-radiation to biological degradation" and was recently published in the Science of the Total Environment journal.

Read the paper here.

Nola.com's Columnist Bob Marshall writes about Rob Verchick's new book, "The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A call for Climate Resistance"

Rob Verchick is a leading climate law scholar who designed and implemented climate-resilience policies in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans, is a senior fellow in Disaster Resilience at Tulane University, and serves as president of the Center for Progressive Reform. Verchick is the author of four books and host of the podcast Connect the Dots.

 

Zarya Curran recently studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador) in Spring 2022. During their trip, they were also featured in a CIE spotlight video. Spot them at 0:35, 2:08, and 6:17!

Check out the video here!

 

 

ENVA's Hilary Nguyen has recently been accepted into the CRCL (The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties) Future Coastal Leader Program. This program aims to connect local college students to our coast and the communities fighting to save it, and provide a better understanding of local and state restoration.

Congratulations Hilary!

ENVA's Dr. Frank Jordan, chair of Biological Sciences and director of the Fish Slayer Laboratory at Loyola, provided expert advice to the Times-Picayune on the effect that biocontamination has on catfish in the Mississippi river, and whether they are safe to eat or not. 

Read the full story here. 

 

Congratulations to our Alumni Bryan Whittington and Destiny Karash-Givens! They have recently been employed at Tulane University as  program managers. They get to do fun things like new student orientation, programs/event management, and helping freshman get acclimated to their new life on campus. But don’t question their loyalty to the wolf pack; LOYNO forever, Tulane for the present! 

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