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The problem with plastic

NIU environmentalist Melissa Lenczewski gives her take on ubiquitous shopping bags

Speak Your Mind: What’s the big deal about eating local?

Purchasing food at a grocery store is a bit of a mystery. Shoppers rarely, if ever, know where and how the food was grown, the farmer who grew it or where their money is going after it leaves their wallet.

Fewer antibiotics in your McNuggets is a good thing …

NIU researcher says fewer drugs in animal feed means fewer ‘super bugs’ in our water

Climate-change frontlines

NIU anthropologist leading study of how world’s small food-producing communities perceive effects

Drilling into complexities of fracking in Illinois

After years of debate and study, horizontal hydraulic fracturing, the controversial oil and natural gas drilling method more commonly known as fracking, is expected to begin in southern Illinois this year.

NIU Faculty Participate in International NSF Workshop

Local Knowledge and Climate Change: Fieldwork Experiences

NIU Making Connections with Myanmar

ESE Director, Melissa Lenczewski, traveled to deliver donated equipment and conduct training