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Welcome to ESF

America's top-ranked environmental college

unreadable montage of 6 webpage screenshotsBuilding the knowledge, skills and leadership necessary for stewardship of the natural and designed environments ...

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Sierra Cool

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For the second year in a row, ESF is ranked among the nation's top "Cool Schools" by Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club. In a list made public today (Aug. 22, 2017), Sierra puts the college at Number 4 among more than 200 schools surveyed. "It's been a big year for the greenest campus within the country's largest public university system," the magazine stated.

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ESF and the Paris Accord

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ESF President Quentin Wheeler is among 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and university leaders from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate

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Top 10 New Species

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A spider and an ant whose names are drawn from references in popular modern-day literature, a brilliant pink katydid and an omnivorous rat are among the discoveries identified by ESF as the Top 10 New Species for 2017. The 10th annual list, compiled by ESF's International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE), also includes a strikingly colored freshwater stingray and two plants - a bush tomato that appears to "bleed" when it's cut and an orchid with the face of the devil.

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