Nicholas School Blogs

Should you live in a Tiny House?


Chances are if you’re reading a Nicholas School blog post, you’re interested in decreasing your carbon footprint. As a means of doing so, maybe you’ve thought about downsizing your physical footprint, perhaps to about 200 square feet?

Paul Ehrlich: Surviving the Sixth Mass Extinction

When it was published in 1968, The Population Bomb, written by Dr. Paul Ehrlich, brought global awareness of the problems of our burgeoning human population. Last week, the Nicholas School was treated to a lecture by the author himself, tackling on mass extinction and the environmental consequences of continual economic growth.

Paper Parks and the Challenges of Marine Management

  In the summer of 2014, I found myself in the back of a colorful taxi van, flying down the […]

Oil Sands Redux

We need to ensure that inadvertent releases of unhealthy substances from oil sand operations are not overlooked and are properly regulated.

Lifting the Veil: Part 2 of Duke’s Natural Gas Plant Debate

If you are just joining us in our series on the proposed combined heat and power (CHP) plant on Duke […]

Climate Change & The New Danish Wine Country


When you think of places known for its wine, what comes to mind? Italy…France…maybe even California? Well because of climate change, […]

Lake Michigan Sand Dunes


Arriving to the shores of Lake Michigan, I sat for a moment in grateful silence. The sun felt strong, although […]

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