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Incineration is the disposal of waste through combustion. When waste is burned, trash is converted into ash, gas, and heat. The gas is cleansed of pollutants before it is released into the air, and the remaining solid waste and ash is sent to a landfill. This type of waste disposal does not eliminate the need for landfills, but reduces the […]

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Congressional Call-in Day: June 9th, 2017

Citizens Climate Lobby, a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change, will be organizing a national congressional call-in day on June 9th, 2017. The national MOC (Members of Congress) call-in day will support the 900 volunteers who will be meeting with legislators on June 13. CCL’s goal is for Representatives Dent and Cartwright, and Senators Toomey […]

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LVSN on RCN – May 28, 30 and June 1

Join RCN host Dan Mowdy and LVSN Board members Andrea Wittchen, Marie North and Becky Bradley, intern Madeleine Weko and MAREA President Dr. Vera Cole for an introduction to the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network. Thirty minutes of lively discussion about sustainability in the Lehigh Valley and how the LVSN connects the sustainability community. The program airs Sunday, May 28 at […]

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Vision for a Plundered Planet – A Public Interview with Environmental Leader & Ecologist George M. Woodwell

Director Emeritus and founder of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), Dr. George Woodwell will be on campus for a public interview with Professor Kira Lawrence, Geology & Environmental Geosciences, and Professor Benjamin Cohen, Engineering Studies. The Q&A will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18th, in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. Lawrence worked for Dr. […]

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Natural Gas

Natural gas is a non-renewable fuel source that is composed of methane and other gases. When burned for energy, it releases fewer greenhouse gases than coal or oil, but still contributes to global climate change. It is formed underground from the decomposition of plants and animals, and is extracted through drilling or a process known as ‘fracking‘. Learn More Natural […]

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