Category Archives: Science

Smog, Pollution, and Improving the Chicago Region’s Air Quality

by Melanie Blume for SUST 240 Ever wondered where that smog we see hanging over the city in the morning actually comes from? And what happens when we breathe it in? The collective cloud is referred to as particle pollution. It’s … Continue reading

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Chicago Wildlife Watch: A New Way to Document Urban Biodiversity

by Archana Iyer for SUST 240 As of this past October all people interested in contributing to the database of urban wildlife in Chicago can now do so from the comfort of anywhere with an internet connection. The combined efforts of Adler … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: RU Science and Math Symposium (Apr 19)

Roosevelt University’s Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences will hold its second annual Science and Math Symposium on Friday, April 19. This year’s theme is Sustainable Science, emphasizing both research in and applications of the environmental sciences. The Symposium … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Events, Roosevelt, Science, Students, Sustainability

Acclaimed Author and Environmental Activist at JJC on May 9th

Sandra Steingraber, one of today’s most talented and influential environmental writers, will give a public lecture and book signing at Joliet Junior College on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012, at 6pm. This free event (register here) is an extraordinary opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Events, Literature, Pollution, Science, Social Justice | 2 Comments