Topic: environment

Burrillville power plant looms large in gubernatorial race

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Burrillville power plant looms large in gubernatorial race

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Nationally, climate change is a partisan issue with clearly assigned camps. The Democratic National Committee addresses climate change 24 times in its 2016 platform, while the Republican National Committee makes only three mentions.

Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

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Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

November 2, 2018 0 comments

On Nov. 6, incumbent Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will face off against Republican and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders ’71 in the Rhode Island Senate midterm elections.

Sustainability tours start at 85 Waterman Street, which collects and recycles rainwater as part of its sustainability efforts.

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Office of Sustainability’s twice-weekly tours spotlight University initiatives

October 19, 2018 0 comments

Students walking through 85 Waterman might be surprised to learn that the building uses recycled rainwater on a daily basis. That’s just one example of an environmental initiative of the University that the Office of Sustainability hopes to highlight through its weekly tours.

University creates multidisciplinary environmental initiative

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University creates multidisciplinary environmental initiative

October 16, 2018 0 comments

The Initiative for Environmental Humanities at Brown, created this fall under the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and in collaboration with the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, aims to provide a space that consolidates and fosters environmental work within the humanities.

The Trump administration announced a new oil drilling proposal in early January that could open 90 percent of U.S. coastal waters for oil drilling, including coastal waters in Rhode Island.

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Politicians, students respond to Trump’s offshore drilling plans

March 11, 2018 0 comments

Since United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Trump administration’s new National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program in early January, the outcry has been swift and persistent, both from the public and private sector.

The University no longer plans to demolish the Urban Environmental Laboratory. Concerns voiced in a Providence City Plan Commission meeting Dec. 19 spurred the changes to the proposed design and location.

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University changes site for performing arts center

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The University has changed the planned building location for the new performing arts center “to a smaller plot on The Walk between Angell and Olive streets, facing the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts,” according to a University press release.

The Narragansett Bay Commission will convert sludge into energy in its wastewater treatment plants. Wind turbines and solar facilities also contribute to the Commission’s goal to be 100 percent renewable by 2020.

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Wastewater plant to turn sludge into renewable energy

February 6, 2018 0 comments

Wastewater treatment plants certainly have enough sludge, but they’re in need of another commodity: energy.

Researchers recently found that electron movements on topological insulators are similar to waves in water and air near the equator, like in the El Niño Southern Oscillation in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean.

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Physics equations model waves moving along equator

October 25, 2017 0 comments

Professor of Physics Brad Marston contemplated the deflection of waves at the earth’s equator and the ways magnetic fields influence charged particles.

Students and faculty at Wednesday evening’s glass casting demonstration make their own miniature volcanoes during the “What Fire Does” series.

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Event series explores fire in landscapes, history, art

April 25, 2017 0 comments

The nature of fire may be a surprise, said Stephen Pyne, author of books detailing fire’s history in the evolution of our planet and the United States.

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re|ACT symposium kicks off Brown Arts Initiative

March 7, 2017 0 comments

Last weekend marked a historic time for the University’s arts community: the launch of the Brown Arts Initiative.