Conservation Conversation with Dr. Angela Kent

Dr. Angela Kent is an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a focus in microbes and how they impact nutrient cycles. Today, we discuss some of Dr. Kent’s research, current environmental issues, and what students can do to help. Why did you decide …

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Climate Change Censorship

Multiple scientists who have received grants from the US Department of Energy (DOE) have been asked to remove references to “global warming” and “climate change” from the descriptions of their research papers. Ecologist and Northeastern University associate professor Jennifer Bowen was instructed by a DOE official to remove these words from the abstract of her …

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Champaign-Urbana Gets Ready for 100%

There isn’t often much good news concerning the environment these days; therefore, it is important to celebrate what we can. One example of rare good news is Illinois’ passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) last year, which became effective on June 1, 2017. FEJA is a landmark work of legislation that will increase …

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Back to School Consumerism- 50% off Diminishing Natural Resources

While you may not realize it, the culture you are living in today is full of paradoxes. You wake up, glance over at the little plastic succulents arranged on your desk, and almost tear down your tapestry as you roll out of bed onto your new ultra-plush carpet: made just for dorms! Afterwards, you flip …

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Opinion: An Uncertain Future: America’s Public Lands

         From a guided ranger hike, to the crackle of a roaring campfire, to the sun just beginning to kiss the peaks of mountains with a radiant orange glow, America contains outdoor adventure from coast to coast. Millions of people across the country and world have experienced treasured moments in our nation's …

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