Competition sparks ideas for social, environmental change

Five finalists are competing to make their own impact with innovative ideas for social and environmental changes. The second-annual Saluki Idea Competition is a contest in which students teams compete for prizes by submitting “commercially viable, technology-based ... Continue Reading →

Weird Wood: Blood sacrifice sheds light on energy conservation

Lauraann Wood Daily Egyptian There’s nothing like a good finger cut to help us remember exactly how wasteful and disposable our society is. At least, that was U.S. designer Mike Thompson’s thought process when he decided to create a lamp that will ... Continue Reading →

Everything I needed to learn, I learned from “Fancy Nancy”

Everything I needed to learn, I learned from “Fancy Nancy” By Josh Schatzle Carbondale resident I found some sanity this week in an unlikely place: “Fancy Nancy.”  Now before you rush to judgment, it bears mentioning that I have a daughter to ... Continue Reading →

Citizens discuss environmental issues

Representatives from three local organizations spoke Saturday about the struggle for environmental justice in southern Illinois at the Occupy Carbondale Social Forum Weekend Teach-In in Carbondale. The panel members discussed how southern Illinois’ ... Continue Reading →

Saline County citizens concerned about fracking legislation

Citizens from several southern Illinois counties gathered Sunday at Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship to hear about pending environmental legislation in Illinois. Brian Sauder, outreach and policy coordinator for the environmental advocacy organization, ... Continue Reading →
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