PhD student Sarah Loftus checked out the longleaf pine forest at Patsy Pond nature trails, which are only a 30-minute drive from Duke Marine Lab.
Our team of volunteers collectively removed hundreds of pounds of trash and recyclables from Radio Island Beach during Carteret County’s annual Big Sweep event. While clean-ups are a solution to one of the symptoms of our throw-away society, major changes in the way we design and manufacture products are needed to get to the root of the problem.
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?
“No-poo” has become a trending alternative to using commercial shampoos. People have many reasons for turning to alternative hair washing options, and one of these is the fact that most of our shampoo ingredients will eventually end up in the environment from either treated wastewater or biosolids. So I decided to try no-poo for myself, but the experience was less simple than I’d imagined.
The risks and rewards of growing genetically modified algae for biofuels.
What if instead of trying to reduce your impact on the planet, you made a large impact- a good one? This post reviews Braungart and McDonough’s recent book, The Upcycle, and its pioneering predecessor, Cradle to Cradle.
My experience at Duke’s monthly Energy Mix, and how it prompted me to learn more about fracking and its current state in North Carolina.