Tag: environment

What can be done about a water shortage?

Posted by on May 20, 2015

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The water crisis in the western United States – most notably in California and Washington – may be the most severe and most publicized, but other threats to the nation’s water supply loom, says Dr. Joel Burken, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Innovative sustainability leads to Climate Leadership Award

Posted by on June 5, 2013

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An innovative approach to “recycling” homes built for past Solar Decathlons and turning them into sustainable student and faculty housing, combined with a geothermal project that will cut campus energy use in half, helped Missouri University of Science and Technology win a 2013 Climate Leadership Award.

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S&T students place second in national design competition

Posted by on April 22, 2013

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A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology has earned second place in an EPA competition to create an innovative, “green” infrastructure design for managing stormwater. The students earned $1,500 for their team and $8,000 in green infrastructure research funds for their institution.

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Help S&T win Climate Leadership Awards video contest

Posted by on April 1, 2013

Missouri University of Science and Technology will be recognized in two venues this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to promote education, research and community involvement on sustainability issues.

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Climate change presentation part of ‘Greenfest’ activities

Posted by on September 2, 2008

Dr. Gene Whitney, manager of the energy section of the Library of Congress’s Congressional Research Service, will discuss climate change, energy and water issues as part of Missouri S&T’s Greenfest event on Sept. 11.

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‘Greenfest’ planned to spotlight university’s environmental initiatives

Posted by on August 28, 2008

Missouri S&T will showcase its environmental and alternative energy initiatives on Sept. 11, 2008, when the campus hosts “Greenfest” in coordination with the Tour of Missouri event occurring that day in Rolla.

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In State of the University address, Chancellor promotes "E-Squared"

Posted by on April 23, 2008

With rising energy costs on the minds of many Americans, Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III unveiled plans today (April 23, 2008) to create a showcase for the university’s commitment to sustainable energy development.

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UMR environmental engineering program earns ABET accreditation

Posted by on August 31, 2007

The bachelor of science degree program in environmental engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla has been accredited by ABET Inc., formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

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Drinking water: make mine unleaded, says UMR chemist

Posted by on May 10, 2006

The use of monochloramine to disinfect drinking water can cause harmful levels of lead in the water, says a University of Missouri-Rolla chemist. His research will be published in the May 15 issue of the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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UMR signs agreement with Tongji University in China

Posted by on May 2, 2006

The University of Missouri-Rolla agreed April 21 to establish a program of academic cooperation and educational exchange in the environmental discipline with Tongji University, which was founded in 1908 in the People’s Republic of China.

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