climate change

Students Use Arts to Understand Climate Change Challenges

Students Use Arts to Understand Climate Change Challenges

Just a reminder that, while the STEM fields get a lot of attention and money these days, the arts haven’t completely disappeared.  They can even be quite useful.  This from a recent article in the New York Times: University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the […]

Read More →

Read More →

Cities & Our Common Future

Cities & Our Common Future

We’re taking a break from regular blogging this week.  We leave you with this TED talk by Alex Steffen, in which he discusses how cities can create a “shareable” sustainable future.  Be back next Monday!

Read More →

Read More →

If You Don’t Wash Your Levi’s, They Will Turn Green

If You Don’t Wash Your Levi’s, They Will Turn Green

While this is probably literally true, yesterday’s New York Times had a story about the efforts of the Levi Strauss company to adopt “green” practices to dramatically reduce water usage involved with making and wearing its signature blue jeans: [A] typical pair of blue jeans consumes 919 gallons of water during its life cycle, Levi […]

Read More →

Read More →

A Hot Time in the Old Town. . .Forever?

A Hot Time in the Old Town. . .Forever?

The New York Times recently reported that Chicago is already preparing for its climate to be more like Baton Rouge than South Bend: Public alleyways are being repaved with materials that are permeable to water. The white oak, the state tree of Illinois, has been banned from city planting lists, and swamp oaks and sweet […]

Read More →

Read More →

Top