Category Archives: climate change

Lights Out for Earth Hour 2015 on March 28th

On Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Roosevelt University will be participating in “Lights out for Earth Hour 2015” in conjunction with millions of people across the globe! The movement, originally started in 2007, has grown tremendously … Continue reading

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A Microscopic Internship of Macro Proportions: Emily Rhea Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This guest post is by RU junior Emily Rhea, a SUST major who is working as a science research intern on Prof. Michele Hoffman Trotter’s Microcosm film project this year. During the Spring 2015 semester, Emily reports on her experiences conducting experiments designed … Continue reading

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Microcosm Film Project: January 2015 Update

A guest post by Michele Hoffman Trotter, SUST adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and director/co-producer of the Microcosm film project. Here Michele updates us on new developments on filming, research, and fundraising for this exciting interdisciplinary endeavor as of late … Continue reading

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Fracking Banned in NY State

This past Wednesday, Dec. 17th, officials in New York State announced a ban on fracking after a major report was issued by the state’s Health Department entitled “A Public Health Review of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development” (pdf). This momentous announcement, which is … Continue reading

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Photography Presentation by Terry Evans on Fracking and Petcoke, Next Tuesday in Chicago

Noted photographer Terry Evans, who has done dramatic work on Chicago’s urban landscape, the Calumet Region, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and many other sites throughout the US, presents and discusses her dramatic images of fracking in North Dakota, the Trinity River … Continue reading

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Microcosm Film Project: Fall Update

by Michele Hoffman Trotter, SUST adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and director/co-producer of the Microcosm film project As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Microcosm team pauses to reflect on how much has happened and how far we have come over … Continue reading

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IL Approves Rules and Sets Stage for Fracking on Heels of the Latest IPCC Report on Climate Change Impacts

By Mike Bryson, editor Less than a week after the International Panel on Climate Change issued its latest summary report on global warming and its present and future impact upon the earth’s ecosystems and economies, a group of Illinois legislators … Continue reading

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