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Northland College chemistry prof and students in lab.

From Pop Bottles to Pharmaceuticals

By John Myers, Duluth News Tribune What if we could turn millions of plastic pop bottles back into chemicals, and then reuse those chemicals in things such as pharmaceuticals or cosmetics? Turns out that’s exactly what students at two Wisconsin schools have shown can be done. Research teams of undergraduate…

Todd Rothe standing in kitchen

Northland Announces Food Systems Center

…they can access a commercial kitchen.” To further efficiency, the composting unit sits next to the processing kitchen, reducing the College’s carbon footprint. “It’s a capsule of high efficiency to reduce waste and fossil fuels,” Rothe said. The College is currently raising money to fund a faculty director position to…

Collage of Northland College professors who will be teaching a course on the pandemic

Pandemic!

A New Course at Northland College

Mother loon and her chick

Wisconsin Loon Population on the Rise


Results of the 2015 one-day Wisconsin Loon Population Survey

…2010, and the chick population is estimated at 834, an increase of 37.8 percent. “I’m surprised and pleased,” said LoonWatch Coordinator Erica LeMoine. “Between the 2010 Gulf oil spill and 2012 botulism outbreak they’ve faced extraordinary challenges over the last five years, so this is good news.” The survey has…