Lemur Center auctions lemurs to raise awareness

More than 100 families flocked to the Duke Lemur Center in the hopes of finding a new sort of animal to call their own.

The addition of Environment Hall to campus is another change for the Nicholas School, and one that embraces the environmental sustainability goal of the school by employing utilities that are eco-friendly.

Nicholas School welcomes new dean, new building

The Nicholas School of the Environment will enter an era of transition this Fall with the arrival of a new dean and the completion of Environment Hall.

Ten lemur babies have been born to mothers living in the Duke Lemur Center.

Newborn lemurs attract visitors

Tourists visiting the Duke Lemur Center will have the opportunity to see newborn baby lemurs as a newly added attraction this summer.

James Balog given LEAF award

James Balog was awarded the Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts by the Nicholas School of the Environment Saturday.

A recent coal ash leak in Dan River has sparked dialogue on safer forms of energy, such as solar energy.

Duke Energy spill illustrates need for renewable energy innovation

Coal is dirty. That became clear when a pipe broke under a Duke Energy coal ash pond and leaked ash into the Dan River in February.

Climate Resilience Fund could support Duke initiatives

Obama's recently proposed Climate Resilience Fund can bring much needed funding to environmental agencies, and may trickle down to unexpected sectors.

North Carolina ranked 7th for LEED

North Carolina has been recognized as one of the foremost states in the ongoing movement toward more sustainable building design.

Stonemason illustrates creative process for Nicholas School sculpture

Stonemason-artist Thea Alvin provided insight into her artistic landscaping projects at the Nicholas School for the Environment Wednesday.

E.O Wilson talked about preserving biodiversity in Reynolds Theater Tuesday.

E.O. Wilson advocates biodiversity preservation

"Father of sociobiology" E.O. Wilson discussed the wealth of the natural world and the necessity of preserving biodiversity on Tuesday at the Reynolds Theater.

Renowned biologist E.O. Wilson will teach one week-long, for-credit course each year at the Nicholas School of the Environment.

'Father of sociobiology' to teach at Nicholas School

E.O. Wilson—renowned biologist, researcher and author—is coming to town.

Chameides to step down in June 2014

After seven years at the helm of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Dean Bill Chameides will leave the school in a new place—literally.

The pond is expected to be completed Summer 2014.

Pond to boost environmental friendliness

A new reclamation pond near Erwin Road is expected to lower Duke’s environmental footprint once it is completed next summer.

Duke researchers have been able to detect arsenic levels in water by studying nail clippings.

Researchers unearth new way to track arsenic exposure

By examining nail clippings, researchers can now track a subject's exposure to arsenic.

"Conservation is about being optimistic, but cautiously optimistic," Ullas Karanth warned at the event Tuesday night.

Scientist discusses key to Bengal tiger conservation

Conservation scientist Ullas Karanth, an expert in Bengal Tiger conservation, argued that the key to wildlife conservation lies in the cross-section of science and politics.

Farmers have had to change their crop planting strategy to counter the impact of climate change.

Research reveals new crop planting strategy

The degree-day model, which most farmers currently use to determine when they should plant their crops, might be defunct as a result of climate change, according to a recent study led a Duke...

Chinese gas plants come with environmental ramifications, study finds

China has become a global leader in building synthetic natural gas plants, but according to a recent Duke study this investment comes with serious environmental costs.

Study examines effect of climate change on forest turnover

A recent study from the Nicholas School of the Environment found that forests in the eastern United States are exhibiting faster turnover in response to rising global temperatures.

Researchers develop method to quantify environmental damage

A new method developed in collaboration with the Nicholas School of the Environment allows researchers to quantify the environmental damage of mountaintop removal coal mining.

Portions of Duke Forest to close for deer reduction program

The Office of the Duke Forest will be closing three divisions of the Duke Forest to public access for the sixth Annual Deer Herd Reduction Program.

New law could allow fracking without property owners' consent

A revived North Carolina law means that, in some cases, landowners may have to sell their oil and gas resources to energy companies—even if they do not give consent.

Hawks to fly free at Duke Gardens Saturday

Four previously injured hawks will get a chance to fly free this Saturday

A red-ruffed lemur, similar to the ones pictured above, escaped from the Duke Lemur Center Friday.

Lemur escapes DLC on fifth birthday

A red-ruffed lemur escaped from the Duke Lemur Center Friday.

Woodpeckers, brown creepers, warblers, cedar waxwings and hummingbirds are among those which died after colliding with Duke windows.

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.