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CULTURE

Campus Conservation: The Changing Landscapes of American Colleges and Universities 

A student walking out the front doors of a residence hall at almost any college campus in the United States may be met with an expanse of bright green, freshly clipped and fertilized grass. The familiar quad is a symbol of the American collegiate experience, providing a space to stroll, study, or relax in between […]

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NATURE

One Small Step for Slug…

Within the intertidal salt marsh of Martha‚Äôs Vineyard, Massachusetts, a peculiar creature swims among the algae. The Elysia chlorotica, or the Emerald Green Sea Slug, is no more than two inches long at maturation and only lives for about eleven months, but this tiny sea slug has offered some major contributions to studies of symbiosis, […]

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POLITICS

The European Green Belt: From Death and Division to Prosperity and Unity

Throughout the 20th century, industrial agriculture, city development, and the construction of highways forced numerous plant and animal species out of their habitats. Additionally, World Wars I and II caused significant destruction of natural areas in many parts of Europe. However, many species have proved their resilience, specifically along the Cold War-era border from the […]

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ARCHIVES

Eco-terrorism in the United States: Tainting the Name of Environmentalism

On July 21, 1997 in Redmond, Oregon, a massive fire broke out at the Cavel West slaughterhouse. That day, five individuals drilled holes in the walls of the slaughterhouse and filled them with flammable liquid, as well as planted other incendiary substances around the buildings. Cavel West was owned and funded by a Belgian company […]