Suburban Warfare


The homefront costs of our battle with nature keep rising …

The Grass isn’t Always Greener

by Nicolas Ramkumar

Can the Great American Lawn be sustainable, too?

Band Aid

by Lauren Brunk

The ancient practice of bird banding helps us understand — and preserve — at-risk populations

Who Speaks for the Trees?

by Miranda Johnson

A tiny invasive has wreaked havoc on the Midwest, deforesting suburbia

Let the Sun Shine in


Her research tackles the serious issues of climate change and inequity but, for Professor Esther Ngumbi, science is a joy.


Waste Not …


Q in Print

The Steak Holder’s Dilemma


For many of us, giving up meat totally is hard — but even a small reduction can have major impacts

Aspiring writers:

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Favorite Stuff: Clothing Edition


The Dark Side of Thrifting

by Nikki Palella

It’s an unmatched mess behind the scenes at a second-hand clothing store

Sustainability with Style

by Jane Halloran

A Q&A with U of I aerospace engineering major Mona Fang, founder of Karma Trade