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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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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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Will County E-Waste Recycling Program’s Future Uncertain

In the article “Future of Will County Electronics Recycling Program in Jeopardy, Director Warns” published on 12 Nov 2014 in the Joliet Herald-News, reporter Lauren Leone-Cross details the fiscal challenges facing the hitherto effective drop-off program and uncovers the difficulties in … Continue reading

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IL Approves Rules and Sets Stage for Fracking on Heels of the Latest IPCC Report on Climate Change Impacts

By Mike Bryson, editor Less than a week after the International Panel on Climate Change issued its latest summary report on global warming and its present and future impact upon the earth’s ecosystems and economies, a group of Illinois legislators … Continue reading

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Strategic Sustainability Planning at RU: Last Workshop Next Friday, Nov. 14

This semester, Roosevelt University began crafting its first five-year Strategic Sustainability plan with a series of workshops that kicked off in September, continued in October, and are wrapping up next week with the third and last planning session. These sessions have brought … Continue reading

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Hawai’i Connections: RU Professor and Student Promote Marine Education and Research

In recent student and faculty news, SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman Trotter, who is working on a documentary film about marine biodiversity and conservation entitled “Microcosm,” received an appointment as Director of Advancement of the Hawai’i Association for Marine Education … Continue reading

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Morton Arboretum Awards RU’s Schaumburg Campus Level I Arboretum Accreditation

Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg Campus has been awarded Level I Arboretum Accreditation through the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. The University received the accreditation by meeting standards set by Morton arboreta and sustainable landscapes. An arboretum is a specialized type of … Continue reading

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