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Register for Fall 2013 SUST Courses at RU

The SUST program is offering a full slate of courses for the Fall 2013 semester at the Chicago and Schaumburg Campuses as well as online. Most classes begin Monday, September 9th, so there’s plenty of time yet to enroll. Each … Continue reading

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Do the Math on Climate Change

by MaryBeth Radeck Environmental activist Bill McKibben has been writing and speaking about the risks and calamities of climate change for 25 years and he is tired of waiting for us to listen to his well-constructed arguments. McKibben knows he’s … Continue reading

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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

Posted in climate change, energy, news, planning, policy, pollution, science

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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