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17 Ways We’re Tackling Climate Change

Leading a Food Revolution in Higher Ed The world’s food system is responsible for about one-quarter of the planet-warming greenhouse gases that humans generate each year—the clearing of forests, animal manure, and fossil fuels for fertilizer and shipping food around the globe. The Hulings Rice Food Center is creating a climate-sensitive food systems model with field-to-campus dining…

Northland College Students at Apostle Island Ice Caves

Coolest School in the Midwest

Sierra Magazine Recognizes Northland for Sustainability Initiatives

Located at the tip of Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Superior, Northland College is literally one of the coolest schools in the nation. Now Sierra magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club, has named the College in a list of “cool schools,” for its commitment to the environment and sustainability initiatives. “We’re proud and…  Read More

Lake Superior and beach

Geologic Perspectives on Climate Change

BY DAVE ULLMAN, Assistant Professor of Geoscience On those really hot days in August, I often like to ride my bike down to Maslowski Beach in Ashland to let my mind drift into geologic time. I’ll wade into the cool water and stare out across Chequamegon Bay, imagining a not-so-distant past, where a massive wall…  Read More