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Nature Nurture Center

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Nurture Nature Center, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a dynamic center for community learning about local environmental risks. NNC is housed in a beautifully renovated, historic, 30,000 square foot facility, where the staff uses a blend of science, art and dialogue programs to get the community talking and thinking critically about the local environment.

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The Environmental Initiative (EI) is an interdisciplinary program of academics, research, and outreach whose overall mission is to advance humanity's understanding and awareness of our role in and interaction with our natural environment through research, teaching, and outreach. The EI enables interdisciplinary efforts that transcend typical departmental and college boundaries in degree programs, problem-based research projects, and environmental education for school children, policy-makers, and the general public. The EI consists of faculty, staff and students from all four colleges of Lehigh, including two core departments, Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES), and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE).  For more information contact Co-Directors Derick Brown dgb3@lehigh.edu or Donald Morris dpm2@lehigh.edu

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Marie Theresa Mejia, Kellyn M. McCarthy, XXX (Ilch) Yiliqi, and Amber Shrum slowly apply the mud to build the walls of the hut, a replica of a cooking hut found in Uganda. Photo courtesy of Breena Holland

The mud hut rises on the slope of a hill at the Mountaintop campus—a 6-by-8-foot replica of a cooking hut typically found in developing countries such as Uganda.In searing heat, over... Read More

Nearly two years after the plan was approved, Allentown residents demonstrated at a recent town meeting over the city's proposed waste-to-energy facility.

 

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Marcellus Shale

Because hydraulic fracturing or fracking of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is a major environmental controversy that gets a great deal of media coverage, it has been the ideal subject for a research and writing project in a Lehigh course called "Environment, the Public and the Mass Media." In the fall of 2012 and 2013, the students’ intense study culminated in a series of research papers, each on an aspect of the fracking controversy, written to serve as a Web guide for readers. In 2013, the students also produced short videos about their research findings. View the results of these projects at “Drilling Down on Marcellus Shale: Insights into Fracking.”