RIVER mussels wearing tiny sensor backpacks could help monitor the Mississippi for dangerous pollutants. The plan is for the mussels to measure the flow of nitrogen-rich fertiliser that courses down the river and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. An excess of the nutrient there can cause dead zones that suffocate marine life. Link to full story.
The UI Sustainable Citizen Program held a forum with campus and community members to discuss how best to sustain society into the future. The forum was led by Brad Rourke, as a representative of the Kettering Foundation, as part of the development of a National Issues Forum guidebook on sustainability. The forum was covered by Eleanor Marshall of the Daily Iowan newspaper. Read the story here.
Come and learn about academic and research activities on the University of Iowa campus related to sustainability! Cookies and lemonade will be served. Remarks at 4:15 p.m.
Dr. Craig Just has served in the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa for over 18 years. He earned a masters degree in chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa in 1994 and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering and science from the University of Iowa in 2001. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an assistant research engineer at IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering. He is also the Coordinator of Sustainability Programs for the College of Engineering. Read More