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100 Years Ago, Humanity Exterminated the Passenger Pigeon

Today, 1 September 2014, marks the final passing of a iconic species: the passenger pigeon, which in the 19th century was the most populous bird in North America. This editorial by conservation scientist Stanley Temple, of the Aldo Leopold Foundation … Continue reading

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Illinois DNR Releases Updated Fracking Regulations for Final Review

This past Friday, Aug. 29th, the Illinois DNR released its revised regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after receiving a record number of 30,000+ public comments on its initial draft rules back in the fall of 2013. Now the state’s … Continue reading

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Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

The Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, invites students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Roosevelt — as well as anyone interested in promoting urban sustainability and social equity — … Continue reading

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Yonah Freemark, SUST faculty, on High-Speed Rail

Yonah Freemark, who is teaching SUST 320, Sprawl, Transportation, and Planning this Fall, recently published an important opinion piece on the failure of political will in the U.S. to build more High-Speed Rail. Freemark explains the federal government’s unwillingness to … Continue reading

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Fall 2014 SUST Courses at Roosevelt: Still Time to Register!

Registration is ongoing for Fall 2014 classes in Sustainability Studies! Our fall line-up of courses features a mix of campus and online offerings, and this early in the registration period there are still plenty of seats in each course. On-campus … Continue reading

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Beeka Quesnell Sums Up Her Environmental Justice Internship in Southwest VA , Summer 2014

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who worked as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka is … Continue reading

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SETF Offers Waste, Recycling, and Landfills Tour this Saturday, August 9th

Visit waste, recycling, and landfill operations and related sites of environmental interest on Chicago’s far South Side with the Southeast Environmental Task Force this weekend on Saturday, August 9th. Learn how Chicago’s solid waste does (and does not) get recycled, … Continue reading

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