Grad student advocates for bird-friendly windows
Duke's glass buildings can be deadly for birds, but a graduate student is setting out to fix that.
Duke alums create DNA tracer prototype
A startup led by recent Duke alums is developing technology to help build trust between fracking companies and the communities they affect.
EPA regulations to steer market away from coal
Stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulations could steer the energy market away from coal, according to a recent Duke study.
Environmentalist calls for action to combat 'slow violence'
Theorist Rob Nixon argued that destructive treatment of the environment constitutes a form of violence.
Energy advocates defend oil, nuclear power
A bias against oil and nuclear energy as fuel sources is impeding industrial progress, said Alex Epstein, Trinity ’02.
Duke professor criticizes push for de-extinction
Stuart Pimm is a species extinction expert who discourages species revival or de-extinction.
Duke to put eco-friendly bulbs in streetlights
Duke will replace streetlights with energy-efficient lightbulbs.
Duke works with South Sudan to boost food security
The South Sudanese ambassador is spending time at Duke to help find ways to improve food security in South Sudan.
Alexander McCall Smith named 2013 Duke LEAF award winner
McCall Smith has written more than 60 books, several collections of short stories and the “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series.
Counties near Durham inch closer to fracking
State representatives have debated how to move the process forward.
Duke on track to be carbon-neutral by 2024
The exterior design of the two C-1 hybrid buses that debuted last year serves to remind students, faculty and employees of Duke’s sustainability motto.
Duke Lemur Center adds office in Madagascar
The Duke Lemur Center recently acquired office space in Sambava, Madagascar, to house their latest conservation project.
Razia Said protests deforestation through song
What singer-songwriter Razia Said remembers about her native land in Antalaha, Madagascar, before leaving at age 11 is the thriving rainforests.
Duke symposium highlights deforestation that endangers lemurs
The day began with an introduction to lemurs and the destruction of their habitat
Duke symposium to address lemur endangerment
The Duke Lemur Center will host a symposium on conservation in Madagascar and the effect deforestation has on lemurs.
Duke professors recognized by Pentagon for climate research
The Pentagon recently honored an environmental project, conducted in part by two Duke scientists
Killing of endangered red wolf continues in North Carolina
The fourth killing of a critically endangered red wolf since September in Hyde County, N.C., raises alarm for those part of the revitalization effort.
Film outlines effects of illegal logging on lemurs
A documentary set to air across the U.S. in December exposes the impact illegal rosewood logging has on critically endangered silky sifaka lemurs.
Potential North Carolina biofuel crop ignites criticism
An environmental nonprofit wants to reduce the amount of oil North Carolina imports by using giant cane-derived biofuel.
Coal ash leaves toxins in some North Carolina bodies of water
Several North Carolina lakes and rivers contain high levels of toxic compounds.
Duke professor takes simpler approach to climate change
Adrian Bejan has devised a model of global climate change simple enough for even a college freshman to work out by hand.
Nicholas School launches entrepreneurship certificate
A new certificate program wants to develop students’ experience at the intersection of entrepreneurship and environmental issues.
Climate change to affect corn price
As humans add more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, corn prices will change rapidly and unpredictably.