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Back to School Eco Tips

It’s a new school year! Take this chance to make some sustainability goals: commute by bike, rent that iPad from Duke, and bring your own mug to coffee hour. See below for more tips and resources on how to “green” your school year!

Do Species Matter?

An increasing body of scientific work suggests that a diverse world—what biologists call high biodiversity—is a healthier world

Return on Investment of Protected Areas

The Fall semester of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and University Program in Environmental Policy Seminar Series kicked off last Friday with Dr. Paul Armsworth speaking about “The Ecological Benefit and Economic Costs of Protected Areas”.

Field Day 2016

The 25th instantiation of this year’s Field Day was a grand success, with Nancy Kelly suggesting ~250 in attendance! Organized by […]

What Ever Happened to Acid Rain?

A cap-and-trade program was put into effect by President George H.W. Bush to curtail SO2 emissions from power plants.

Rescue in the Towers


I sat in my tent watching the sun sink down lower over the Cirque de Towers in the Wind River […]

Releasing Four Sea Turtles on Okaloosa Island

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A Gulfarium staff member carefully opened the plastic container, lifting a flapping Green Turtle into the morning sunlight along the […]

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