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