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Fracking Banned in NY State

This past Wednesday, Dec. 17th, officials in New York State announced a ban on fracking after a major report was issued by the state’s Health Department entitled “A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development” (pdf). This momentous announcement, which is … Continue reading

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Summer NSF Fellowships: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

SUST majors who have had some biology/environmental science classes are in a good position to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer fellowships, offered through generous funding by the National Science Foundation. These fellowships are excellent opportunities to … Continue reading

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RU Students Present their Environmental Justice Travel Experiences this Wed, Dec 9

Need a break from finals and a reason to be totally proud of being at Roosevelt? Please attend a discussion this Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm of this semester’s student environmental justice research and civic engagement in Olympic National Park and Vancouver … Continue reading

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Photography Presentation by Terry Evans on Fracking and Petcoke, Next Tuesday in Chicago

Noted photographer Terry Evans, who has done dramatic work on Chicago’s urban landscape, the Calumet Region, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and many other sites throughout the US, presents and discusses her dramatic images of fracking in North Dakota, the Trinity River … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Registration at RU Is Underway!

Advising and registration are now ongoing (since Nov 1st) for the Spring 2015 semester at Roosevelt. If you’re an RU student, look over the Spring 2015 schedule using this coursefinder, check your remaining course requirements on your curriculum checksheet, and email … Continue reading

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Illiana Tollway Project Meets Widespread Criticism in IL

In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4th elections and in its wake, a spate of editorials by many of IL’s leading newspapers (as collected here by the Environmental Law and Policy Center) have criticized the project as wasteful, … Continue reading

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Microcosm Film Project: Fall Update

by Michele Hoffman Trotter, SUST adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and director/co-producer of the Microcosm film project As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Microcosm team pauses to reflect on how much has happened and how far we have come over … Continue reading

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