Category Archives: ecology

Bison Reintroduced to the Illinois Prairie

by Tiffany Mucci A monumental and long-awaited phase in the restoration efforts at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie was realized last month with the reintroduction of a small herd of American bison.  Midewin spans a 19,000-acre piece of land located just … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, ecology, Illinois, news, parks and public land, restoration, students, suburbs, wildlife

Keystone Pipeline Project Rejected by Obama Administration

From the NY Times article by Coral Davenport, 6 Nov 2015: WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, ecology, economics, energy, news, policy, pollution

Great Rivers Chicago: Public Input Wanted

Do you like to fish in the Chicago River? Take canoe trips on the Fox or Des Plaines? Enjoy a waterborne architectural tour in Chicago’s Loop? Stroll along the banks of Salt Creek? Spotted the abundant wildlife throughout the Calumet … Continue reading

Posted in conservation, ecology, events, planning, policy, water

Wildlife Conservation in Hawaii: Emily Rhea Reports on Her Summer 2015 Internship Experience

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies did internships or pursued study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. Over the last couple months, we’ve been posting … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, conservation, ecology, education, internships, pollution, Roosevelt, science, students, water, wildlife

The Pope as Environmental Advocate

Editor’s Note: As the Pope gets ready this morning to address the US Congress in Washington DC, it’s worth noting that his public statements and official writings on climate change and the human relation to nature have created an unprecedented … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, ecology, ethics, news, policy, pollution, social justice | 1 Comment

88th Annual Water & Environment Conference in Chicago Sept. 26-30

Roosevelt students and faculty are invited to attend the 88th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, or WEFTEC 2015®, the largest conference of its kind, from September 26th to 30th at McCormick Place South, Chicago IL. WEFTEC attracts approximately 20,000 … Continue reading

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Microcosm in Alaska: August 2015 Update

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

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