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The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Tuesday, July 17 2012

A professor and head of chemistry at the university has received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles from a chemical group called metal chalcogenides. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sunshine exposure and produce electricity...

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Tuesday, July 10 2012

Sixteen-year-old Evergreen Park native K’Maja Bell offered an exclusive glimpse into a new e-book about the cosmos at the nation’s yearly gathering of the American Astronomical Society...

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Monday, July 09 2012

As college graduates explore the workforce, they must not only contend with rising debt from student loans but high jobless rates as well. Yet the still-growing field of renewable energy is an engine of job growth, creating new positions in every corner of the world – including Oregon and Washington, where a partnership between Columbia Gorge Community College and Focus the Nation highlights the renewable energy workforce as a driving factor in rural economic development...

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Tuesday, July 03 2012

Starting in fall 2012, the university will offer a new Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in urban sustainability and a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in sustainable management and policy. At the undergraduate level, students will learn the principles of sustainability, sustainable management, environmental justice and green technologies. At the graduate level, students will take courses in areas including urban sustainability, environmental conflict resolution, cost-benefit analysis, and natural resource management...

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