Category Archives: pollution

IPCC Report Stresses Impacts of Climate Change

From the 31 March 2014 edition of the New York Times by reporter Justin Gillis: important news from the International Panel on Climate Change about the serious impacts of global warming and rising GHG levels on the earth’s climate, natural … Continue reading

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RU Screens “Trashed” on Sat. March 8th during the One Earth Film Festival Weekend

Tomorrow, March 8th, Roosevelt University will host a free public screening at 6pm of the 2012 environmental documentary, Trashed, as part of the One Earth Film Festival the weekend of March 7-9th. The multi-award winning documentary, Trashed, starring Jeremy Irons, … Continue reading

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RU Screens “Trashed” on March 8th during the One Earth Film Festival Weekend

On March 8th, 2014, Roosevelt University will host a free public screening at 6pm of the 2012 environmental documentary, Trashed, as part of the One Earth Film Festival the weekend of March 7-9th. The multi-award winning documentary, Trashed, starring Jeremy … Continue reading

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SUST 340 Policy/Law/Ethics Class at RU Hosts Guest Speaker this Wed, Feb. 12

This Wednesday evening at 6:45pm, SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman-Trotter’s 340 Policy, Law, & Ethics class at Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus will host a guest speaker on marine conservation issues and practices. This special session is open to all interested … Continue reading

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Chicago Recycling Coalition Internship

The Chicago Recycling Coalition is looking for a part-time intern to improve its website, to provide a more dynamic interface for citizens interested in following the latest developments in recycling and composting which impact the region. The ideal candidate would … Continue reading

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Updates on Chicago’s Petcoke Controversy

In case you missed in during your preparations for the holiday, Dec. 19th  was an important moment in the ongoing controversy about the massive piles of petcoke stored along the Calumet River in close proximity to several Southeast Side Chicago … Continue reading

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Fracking the US: Some Recent News

As the clock continues to tick toward the January 3rd deadline here in Illinois, when the public commenting period ends for the initial review of the IDNR’s draft regulations for fracking the Prairie State, news about the economics and environmental … Continue reading

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Public Hearings Done, but Citizens Comments on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations Accepted through Jan 3

This past week marked the final public hearings on the draft IDNR regulations on fracking in Illinois: the ground rules and regulatory procedures that the Department of Natural Resources will use to enforce safety and environmental compliance in oil and … Continue reading

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Still Time to Comment on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations Draft

As students and faculty finish out the Fall 2013 semester and we move earnestly into the holiday season of rest and rejuvenation (hopefully!), it’s good to remember that beyond the confines of the classroom, there are still important deadlines for … Continue reading

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Big US Companies Are Planning for a Carbon Tax behind the Scenes; When Will Congress Get on Board?

When’s the last time you heard anything about a carbon tax as a viable means of curbing industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? It’s probably been awhile — and the subject of such as tax, long advocated by environmental advocates as … Continue reading

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