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Notes from the (Urban) Field: An Amazing Bee Incident, and a Basil Rescue

By Mike Miller, senior SUST major at RU It’s been close to two weeks since my last post on my internship work this summer at the Uncommon Ground, as I came down with a case of the flu that robbed … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Plan to Address Climate Change and Reduce GHG Emissions

by Mike Bryson On his widely ready blog, Dot Earth, environmental journalist Andrew Revkin of the New York Times reviews and contextualizes President Obama’s plan, announced yesterday, to use executive powers and EPA regulation to cut GHG emissions and combat … Continue reading

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Agroecology in Southern IL: Week Three Notes from the Field

This guest post is from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Allison Breeding, who was awarded a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) fellowship this summer at Southern IL University. This is the third installment of weekly blogs this … Continue reading

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Notes from the Field: Fruit Bat Ecology and Forest Conservation in Tanzania

This guest post is from Roosevelt University senior Sustainability Studies major and Environmental Science minor Nicole Burns, who went to Tanzania this May as a part of RU biology professor Norbert Cordeiro’s Conservation Biology Africa 369 class. Here Nicole reports … Continue reading

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Start of Fracking Divides the Illinois Environmental Community

by Suhail Barot At the end of the spring legislative session, by very large majorities, the Illinois House and Senate both passed a bill allowing and regulating the practice of “fracking” – the extraction of natural gas from a well … Continue reading

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Agroecology in Southern IL: Week Two Notes from the Field

This guest post is from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Allison Breeding, who was awarded a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) fellowship this summer at Southern IL University. This is the second installment of weekly blogs this … Continue reading

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SUST Major Mike Miller Interns this Summer at Uncommon Ground in Chicago

This guest post is from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Mike Miller, who working as an intern at the noted Chicago restaurant, Uncommon Ground, which specializes in sustainable practices and home of the nation’s first rooftop farm. This is the … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Wins Vision Award for Wabash Building; Goodman Center Garners LEED-Silver Rating

Roosevelt’s new LEED-Gold certified Wabash Building (1st row, far right in photo below) was recognized for its inventiveness, quality and commitment to community and land use by the Urban Land Institute of Chicago, which selected it on Wednesday as the … Continue reading

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SUST Major Allison Breeding Studies Agroecology this Summer in Southern IL

This guest post is from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Allison Breeding, who was awarded a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) fellowship this summer at Southern IL University. This is the first installment of weekly blogs this … Continue reading

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Leave No Child Inside — Forthcoming Events in June in the Chicago Region

Chicago Wilderness and its member organizations announce the 2013 Leave No Child Inside Month. Coming up are a wide range of large collaborative events and individual programs throughout the month of June. As noted by Chicago Wilderness, “Children and adults … Continue reading

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