Category Archives: water

Sustainability in Scandinavia: SUST Major Shannon Conway Reports on Her Summer 2015 Study Abroad Experience

During the summer of 2015, several Roosevelt University students majoring in Sustainability Studies have been doing internships or pursuing study abroad opportunities in various locales around the world, from Chicago to Hawaii and from Schaumburg to Scandinavia. We’ve invited them to write up reports from … 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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EPA Releases New Rules for Protecting US Waters

From the Thursday 28 May 2015 online edition of the NY Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday [27 May 2015] announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the … Continue reading

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Bubbly Creek Restoration Plan: Deadline for Public Comments is May 15

Please read this message from one of RU’s environmental education partners, Friends of the Chicago River. Bubbly Creek is one of the region’s most famous (and notoriously abused) waterways, and now has a chance for environmental restoration. Even in its … 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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Panel Discussion on Water in the 21st Century on Feb 12th at NU’s Chicago Campus

This panel discussion at Northwestern University’s Chicago Campus on 12 Feb 2015, presented by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, will feature a policy expert, an environmental expert, and a technologist who take you through the ways we must change … Continue reading

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Friends of the Chicago River Internships

The outstanding local environmental nonprofit organization Friends of the Chicago River is accepting applications for internships to work in various capacities, particularly with their K-12 outdoor education program. They’re unpaid positions (as Friends has a small staff and does a … Continue reading

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