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Methane in our drinking water, fire in our cups

Sustain Mizzou member Ellen Thommesen arranged this striking photograph illustrating possible effects of hydraulic fracking. Check out her blog to learn more about the photography and idea behind it:

Metal/Glass assignment “Recently throughout the US there have been major problems with methane in drinking water. Residents that have depended on well water for many years are now finding their water murky and flammable. A new method of natural gas drilling called hydraulic fracturing is causing the contamination of drinking water around the country. Some residents can light matches under their kitchen f … Read More

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Environmental News for Mid-Missouri

Becky Thiele, founder of Mid-Missouri Green News, manning Sustain Mizzou's Brady Table, circa 2008.

If environmental news doesn’t quite seem to hit home for you, then maybe Becky Thiele can help.  As a former editor-in-chief for Footprint, she knows her way around sustainability issues, and she’s now expanding the scope with a new blog, Mid-Missouri Green News.  Here’s what Miss Thiele says on the about page:

The purpose of this website is for Mid-Missourians to come together to discuss environmental issues and events of the day. My hope is that, as the site grows, viewers will begin to think of how the environment affects them in their daily lives.

Mid-Missouri Green News joins a small-but-proud cast of local environmental blogs, including Footprint Magazine, KOMU 8 Goes Green, the Columbia Urban Ag blog, River Notes from Missouri River Relief and My Green Cities, which features businesses that have joined their green business alliance.  If you know of any other good sites to add, let us know via comments or email!

Covering Nature and Society in Costa Rica

Tejona Wind Farm
On the first full day in Costa Rica, the MU group visited the Tejona Wind Farm. Photo by Benjamin Zack.

In these last two weeks before school resumes, why not check out a currently very active blog over at Covering Nature and Society in Costa Rica?  It’s written by five MU School of Journalism students, who are there for two weeks to report on sustainability on the “rich coast.”  With three photojournalists, it’s sure to be breathtaking, and with Tina Casagrand writing, it’s sure to at least have some interesting emphasis dashes.

KOMU’s “8 Goes Green” blogs about Tiger Tailgate Recycling

One of the local broadcast stations, KOMU, runs a blog called “8 Goes Green.”  Today, they ran a post about Tiger Tailgate Recycling.  Our secretary and TTR leader, Maggie Holleman, wrote the article.  Our outreach table leader, Briney Bischof, took the photos.

tailgating by the tunnel

The Maneater also wrote about our project, in an article titled, “Sustain Mizzou keeps tailgating green.”