The process of collecting and packing meat is producing carbon emissions that are contributing to global warming, and scientists are searching for alternatives to stop the problem.
According to the UMass Office of Waste Management, the campus processes approximately 5,954 tons of recyclable waste per year. Some 55 percent of the waste generated at UMass is recycled here.
Green housing development may have the construction and real estate industries buzzing with abundant promise for a more eco-friendly, and profitable, future.
There are approximately 14,000 registered cars at UMass, contributing to greenhouse gases, and the PVTA’s ultra low sulfur diesel buses may help reduce
The University of Massachusetts was recently awarded the Governor’s “Leading by Example” prize for taking steps to reduce its carbon emissions footprint.
Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, spoke to an audience on Oct. 18 with his lecture “Climate Change: Profiles in Paralysis,” warning the crowd that more directed action needs to be taken against global warming.
Queen’s University Professor John Smol discussed the world’s industrial footprint on the environment in a Monday lecture.
An assistant professor in the Geosciences Department at the University of Massachusetts went on an excursion to South Dakota this summer to examine a defunct gold mine for its research potential.
A team of University researchers has developed a smart phone application which allows users to track the whereabouts and wellbeing of injured wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico.
Toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were discovered in and around Southwest in caulk and other additives this summer during renovation work.
The 11-mile Norwottuck Rail Trail is currently in progress for renovations due to glass and root problems. In light of the trail’s fragile state, a design submission will be reviewed by the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) regarding plans for a large-scale reconstruction.
UMass students may not be concerned about saving energy, but Danielle Kahn provides a few easy solutions on how to watch one’s waste.
In coordination with National Arbor Day on April 30 and as part of the “Spring 2010 TEI Environmental Lecture Series,” the University of Massachusetts hosted a lecture by Nalini Nadkarni, a National Geographic Speaker, Tuesday night in the Stockbridge Bowker Auditorium.
As part of the 40th Earth Day and Commonwealth Honors College’s tenth birthday, a series of “Daffodil Lectures” were held in the Integrated Sciences Building on sustainability and the environment last Saturday.
A nor’easter hit the North Shore on the night of Feb. 25 into the following morning. The storm pulled trees from the ground, ripped roofs off of houses and businesses, and even started a fire. Many cars were crushed by fallen trees and parts of buildings. Crews are working around the clock to clean up the mess, but a handful of houses are still without electricity.
Students for a Just and Stable Future took part in a “sleep-out” last Saturday in Amherst Common. Students came from all over the state to sleep on the common overnight in protest of climate change and fossil fuels.
The UMass chapter of MASSPIRG will hold a kickoff event Feb. 3 on campus, officially launching a project to improve the nearly 30-year-old Bottle Bill for recycling in the state.
A presentation designed to raise awareness about the carbon impact that sports organizations are leaving will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Isenberg School of Management at 7:30 p.m.