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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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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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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Appalachia; Beeka Quesnell Reports from Southwest VA

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working 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 … Continue reading

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Oceans 2014 Marine Conservation Conference in DC Continues Today

Yesterday and today, the US State Department is holding an oceans conference addressing some of the problems that face our oceans on an international scale (sustainable fisheries, marine pollution and ocean acidification). The gathering is a mix of scientists, politicians, … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Posts Clean Water Advocate Position for College Students

Current college students might find this job ad intriguing: a full-time position with the IL Chapter of the Sierra Club, “Clean Water Advocate.” Details are at this link, courtesy of ChicagoEnvironment.org.

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Important Environmental Bills Pending this Week in IL General Assembly

Editor’s Note: This message on Memorial Day 2014 is from Jen Walling of the Illinois Environmental Council, a non-profit group focused on monitoring the IL General Assembly and advocating for progressive environmental policy for our state. Please consider contacting your … Continue reading

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