A proposed mine threatens Minnesota's Boundary Waters, the most popular wilderness in the US

Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.

Char Miller, W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, Pomona College • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~10 min

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Wildfires can leave toxic drinking water behind – here's how to protect the public

Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.

Caitlin R. Proctor, Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~9 min

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Wildfires can poison drinking water – here's how communities can be better prepared

Buildings aren't the only things at risk in wildfires. Recent disasters in California have left local water system contaminated with toxic chemicals afterward, slowing return and recovery.

Caitlin R. Proctor, Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University • conversation
Aug. 3, 2020 ~11 min

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National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show that there's more than one kind of patriotism

President Trump is scheduled to appear at an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on July 3. For some, this event will symbolize love of country. Others will see it very differently.

Jennifer Ladino, Professor of English, University of Idaho • conversation
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

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Coronavirus: Racism and the long-term impacts of emergency measures in Canada

Canada has closed its borders to asylum-seekers and non-citizens because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar emergency measures over the years should teach us that now is not the time for nationalism.

Laura Madokoro, Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton University • conversation
March 22, 2020 ~8 min

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Harvard’s Joe Allen explains health threat in Calif. wildfire smoke

The Gazette talked to Joe Allen of the Harvard Chan School about the health threats posed by wildfire smoke in California.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Nov. 20, 2018 ~8 min

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Computer science and engineering major helps people while having fun | MIT News

Senior Sami Alsheikh helps others, solves problems, and has fun doing both.

Catherine Curro Caruso | MIT News correspondent • mit
Jan. 29, 2016 ~9 min

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