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Two UO students among 21 plaintiffs suing government over carbon dioxide emissions, will have court date Oct. 29

Two University of Oregon juniors are among 21 plaintiffs suing the federal government over carbon dioxide emissions. Last week a federal judge declined the Trump Administration’s appeal and attempt to delay the case further and announced a trial date of October 29. Filed in 2015 against the Obama administration, the …

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Egener: ‘Planet Earth II’ ‘Cities’ episode shows human impact the way nature docs never have

The sky is clear, and an alpha male langur monkey sits relaxed in the shade on a beige, residential rooftop in Jodhpur, India among several female langurs. But the day doesn’t remain peaceful for this particular alpha langur, as a gang of hostile male langurs approaches. The alpha langur leaps …

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UO students lead the way on sustainable urban development

The university’s applied sustainability think-tank, the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI), is harnessing the ambition of students and the knowledge of faculty members to help promote sustainable urban development and lead the global initiative to fight climate change. Founded in 2007, SCI promotes education, service, public outreach and research on the …

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Video: Day Trip! – Waters of the McKenzie

Get in touch with the waters of the McKenzie River. See waterfalls, the bottom of an exceptionally clear lake, and some of the river’s inhabitants. While relatively pristine, this river (like many places in Oregon) is threatened from development along sensitive habitat, being trashed by visitors, and from infrastructure projects …

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Video: Day Trip! – Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park has been declared one of the seven wonders of Oregon. But beauty comes at a price, overcrowding and damage from visitors mar this volcanic monolith. In this video, see two of the main trails and learn how you can minimize your impact as a visitor in …

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Video: Day Trip! – Lava Lands

See some of the most recent lava flows in the state, take a walk around a crater rim, and go underground into a lava tube – all just south of Bend, Oregon. See too, how settlement of the west impacted the fire ecology of ponderosa forests.

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Sustainability Fund encourages student projects

Great ideas are generated daily, but action upon those ideas are not. If this is a bit too common for you, and you wish to improve the campus and community, look into the Student Sustainability Fund and receive a grant to make those ideas a reality. The Student Sustainability Fund …

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The Recyclemania Civil War invigorates greater university sustainabillity

RecycleMania is a recycling competition that began in Ohio in 2001 and has spread throughout the majority of North America. Colleges in all 50 states and even some in Canada participate each year. Currently, 461 colleges and universities are participating in the 2014 RecycleMania Tournament. This program was designed to …

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Eco-friendly Friends of Trees plants roots in Eugene

The organization seeks to plant more trees to help the environment and foster a sense of community.

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World’s population too large to accomodate urban farming, new study finds

A new study found a combination of organic and conventional farming may be best for maximum production and health of the planet.

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University student stands out making a difference in environment

Rebecca Ley, 22, was looking for employment when she joined the University’s Campus Recycling Program last fall, but what she found was more than just a part-time job; it was an eye-opening experience.

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