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Claude Fischer Squirrely history

See that cute critter below on the right? It’s an eastern gray squirrel in what seems to be its natural habitat – near a tree, on a garbage can, in a town.

The squirrel, so ubiquitous in eastern cities, seems to have been around forever. In fact, Etienne Benson tells us … More >

David Zilberman Hooray for sustainable development

While this may seem like a cheesy title it represents a newly acquired appreciation for the term ‘sustainable development’. Years ago, my Dean asked me to join the Center for Sustainable Resource Development and as a young faculty member I did not fully comprehend what it meant but I knew … More >

Dan Farber Sustainability and the pursuit of happiness

There’s a common vision of environmentalism that mostly involves giving things up, the basic image being one of ascetic sacrifice for the benefit of the environment and future generations. Some people actually are ascetics, and most people are willing to make big sacrifices in emergencies. But by and … More >

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