Mellow Yellow

How a single gene change caused monkeyflowers to lose their yellow — and what it means for evolution of species.

Categories: Environment

So Hot

The work the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation at UConn Avery Point is doing today promises to make our city summers less oppressive tomorrow.

Categories: Environment

All Roads Lead Home

A storied Spanish hiking trail delivers a full-circle moment for ’90s alum Alex Chang and some lucky current students. “On the Camino, everyone writes their own story,” says Chang.

Categories: Business, Environment

Ben Curtis ’06

A few years after celebrating client Rami Malek’s Oscar win, the entrepreneur turns to entrepreneurship and environmentalism.

Categories: Environment

Summer School

What’s in the water? Students in a National Science Foundation-funded program run by UConn Avery Point and Mystic Aquarium find out.

Categories: Environment

Ice Ice Baby

Find out why Luke Adams ’20 (CLAS) is standing barefoot atop this glacier in Greenland — and where he went from there.

Categories: Environment

Giants Among Us

A walk with history professor Frank Costigliola, a gentleman farmer and a scholar, who imparts wisdom on everything from powerful presidents to powerful speed naps.

Categories: Environment

MCB-2612: Microbe Hunters

Life teems unseen in both the soil and the sea, waging an endless, hidden biochemical war. Students who take Patricia Rossi and Spencer Nyholm’s “Microbe Hunters” class, however, can witness it firsthand.


“We’re literally watering our lawns with drinking water in the U.S.”

Categories: Environment

Greener Greens

“We did all of this without rocket science,” says Richard Piacentini ’84 MS, of turning Phipps Conservatory into a model of green building. “It was all done with off-the-shelf technology. That’s what we need to show people, that it’s possible to do this.”

Categories: Environment

Going, Going, Gone…

Around the globe, on every continent, UConn professors are working to prevent species extinction in the face of escalating climate change.

Categories: Environment


UConn’s Floriculture greenhouses fill with hundreds of flowering poinsettias. The deep red ones are most popular, but you’ll find as many as 90 varieties.

Categories: Environment

These Black Bears Choose Suburbia

Story from UConn Today This Just In These Black Bears Choose Suburbia UConn wildlife biologists tracking Connecticut’s growing black bear population say housing density is the most significant factor influencing where the bears are choosing to live and roam. New data shows that the state’s black bear population is highest in the state’s outermost suburbs. […]

Categories: Environment