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Nicholas School of the Environment

Disappearing Habitat, Disappearing Lions

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Savannahs are especially prevalent in Africa, covering much of the non-Saharan and what we think of as Africa's tropical forests (the non-wet ones) -- in all about 5.2 million square miles or almost 50 percent of the total continent. Good for the lions, right? Not exactly.

Cartoonist Jim Toomey Talks Shop and Sharks (VIDEO)

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Bill Chameides

Sharks. For many that word brings up images of Jaws and a discordant note of fear. But not so for Sherman, the lovable, food-obsessed great white shark and star of the comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" created by Duke alum Jim Toomey.

John Sayles: An Artist for the Environment

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with The Green Grok."We think we can wound the planet, we think we can cut costs and stick the money in our pockets and just walk away. Bu...

Tanana -- Tiny City in Yukon Takes a Giant Renewable Step

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

In DC, our leaders are arguing over how much of our Alaskan wilderness we should open up for oil and gas extraction. In the meantime, some enterprising folks, with a lot less clout but a lot at stake, have decided to go their own renewable way.

Duke Has Yet To Receive Promised $72m Gift

The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Much of the $72 million donation that former Duke President Nan Keohane called "a fitting capstone" to the Campaign for Duke has not been paid. Wi...

Working on the Wetlands: One Blade of Grass at a Time

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.comCan planting grass and trees stem the tide of wetland loss in coastal Louisiana? Amid rumors of oil slicks afloat in ...

Folk-Rocking Sustainably

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.Branding with a sustainable theme is becoming more common. Last month, Duke's Nicholas School was visited by Roz Sav...

The Smart Grid Is a Happening Thing

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Amory Lovins believes that savvy entrepreneurs and companies will make the energy transition for one simple reason: it's good business. He believes, because he sees it's happening.

Robert Redford - Honoring the Environmental Artist

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Robert Redford has also been a key spokesperson for the environment beyond the big screen, working for conservation, renewable energy, and clean air and water.