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“Recycling is a complex process and is not particularly efficient in terms of energy and natural resource consumption,” says Courtney Gallaher, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. “Many of our recyclable products are not recycled in the ways...
When NIU Biology Professor Holly Jones was awarded a $703,000 National Science Foundation Grant to study prairie restoration on a half-acre site north of the NIU Convocation Center, she and her colleague Melissa Lenczewski (a professor of geology) immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration. “We immediately asked, ‘Has anybody ever looked at the groundwater when...
DeKalb’s famous “flying ear of corn” long ago branded this region as a center of new ideas in American farming. Nearly a century later, the area’s premier agricultural heritage group is bringing national experts and local entrepreneurs together in a can’t-miss event about DeKalb County’s future. “An Evening With Innovators,” sponsored by the DeKalb Area...