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“An Environmental Disaster of Unimaginable Proportions”

10/4/2012 // By Aviva Glaser

One hundred and twenty billion dollars. That’s how much invasive species cost the United States every year. Most people don’t realize this, but some of our country’s most harmful and costly invasive plants, such as kudzu and purple loosestrife, were actually […] Read more >

Loyola Brews Up a New Model for Sustainability Courses

9/30/2008 // By NWF

On the shores of Lake Michigan, just north of downtown Chicago, something special is happening at Loyola University. As they enter the third semester of the Solutions to Environmental Problems course (STEP), a team of faculty and students is discovering […] Read more >

Chasing Clean Fuel in the Lab

8/26/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The idea of an efficient, clean-burning, sustainable fuel that could power everything from cars to commercial skyscrapers is a seductive one. Currently, many world-class research labs and over 200 small companies are racing to overcome technical barriers and make it […] Read more >

Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

8/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As petroleum products become more expensive and concern over greenhouse gases rises, biofuel is the word on everyone’s lips. So far, two primary sources are in production. Ethanol, which is produced from sugar cane and corn, is already mixed with […] Read more >