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Associate Professor of Chemistry Karena McKinney, poses for a portrait in the Perkins Arboretum. She has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study emissions from trees, known in the world of science as biogenic volatile organic compounds.

Understanding the Air We Breathe

Associate Professor of Chemistry Karena McKinney teams with Davis Institute for AI on prestigious NSF grant

Scholarship Stories from 2023

Our faculty’s research had a broad impact across disciplines during the past year

COP28 delegates

Colby’s COP28 Delegation Returns Home Feeling Hopeful

Younger generations will lead the way, they say

Finding Direction through Sea Change

Colby’s partnership with the Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences helps students plot their career course

Finding Solutions to the Impact of Forever Chemicals

Maine is leading the way, and Colby scientists are contributing with their research and advocacy

Buck Lab for Climate and Environment Lets Student Ideas Take Flight

The six-year-old lab encourages Colby students to do work that has a real impact in the world

Prairies in Progress

The native plantings near the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center are starting to come into their own

Urgent Work on the Impact of Wildfire Emissions

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Greg Drozd studies soot from wildfires at the molecular level to measure the impact on our climate

Four people in a motorboat on Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes are on a loon monitoring expedition.

Protecting the Call of the Wild 

Colby students spend the summer interning for the Belgrade Lakes Association’s Loon Preservation Project

Natalie Michelle talks to group

Leading Scholars in the Field of Environmental Humanities Gather at Colby

In its fourth year, the Summer Institute in the Environmental Humanities creates a platform for discussing the pressing issues of the day