Category Archives: water

“Our World Underwater” Dive & Travel Expo this Weekend in Rosemont (Feb. 14-16)

This weekend is the annual Our World Underwater Dive and Travel Exposition in the Donald Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL. SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman-Trotter, an expert diver and dive instructor, will be giving an educational program on marine conservation … 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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Drought and Water Shortages in California Painfully Illustrate Unsustainable Water Practices

The water supply crisis in the state of California is now of epic proportions, as reported recently by the Huffington Post (Jan 31st) and the New York Times (Feb 1st). Current water usage practices in an ongoing drought are, in … Continue reading

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Army Corps of Engineers Releases Asian Carp Report this Week, Asks for Public Input

By Mike Bryson This Monday, January 6th, the US Army Corps of Engineers released a major report about the Asian Carp threat to Lake Michigan as part of their long-running Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study. Years in the … 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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How to Comment on the IDNR’s Fracking Regulations

The IDNR’s draft rules and regulations for fracking in IL, at 135 pages, is long and complex. How best to wade through this technical document in order to make substantive comments about it during the current review period now underway? … Continue reading

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IL DNR Holds Public Forum on Fracking Rules on Tuesday, Nov 25, at UIC

SUST at RU just received this email from the Chicagoland Against Fracking grassroots activist organization, noted below in italics. It provides details about tomorrow night’s public meeting to be held at the UIC campus from 6:30 to 8:30pm, during which … Continue reading

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