What can be done about a water shortage?

Drought damage on the Fresno Harlen Ranch in Fresno, CA in 2014. USDA photo by Cynthia Mendoza.

Drought damage on the Fresno Harlen Ranch in Fresno, California, in 2014. USDA photo by Cynthia Mendoza.

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. [Read more…]

Innovative sustainability leads to Climate Leadership Award

2013_CLA_badge_smallAn 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

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. [Read more…]

Help S&T win Climate Leadership Awards video contest

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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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