Not on This Land: A Western Tribe Takes a Stand and Says No to Big Coal

Read the full story and watch the video at Yale Environment 360.

The Northern Cheyenne are opposing a proposed railroad that would cut through their ancestral lands to haul Montana coal to the Pacific coast for export. An e360 video reports on the Cheyenne’s fight against the railroad and the extraordinary coalition of tribal people and ranchers who have joined together to stop the project.

Three Student Winners Selected for IAC Video Contest

The Industrial Assessment Centers program, administered through the Advanced Manufacturing Office, recently selected two winners, and one honorable mention for creativity, from its student video contest held earlier this summer. Students were asked to create a five minute instructional video that identified industrial energy efficiency system improvements and opportunities.

The student winners hailed from Tennessee Technological University, Syracuse University, and the University of Idaho Boise.

Click here to view the winning student videos.

#WomeninSTEM: Saving the Natural World through Conservation

Read the full story from the Department of the Interior.

As manager of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Jennifer Owen-White is used to getting her hands dirty. Established in 2012, Valle de Oro is the first urban wildlife refuge in the southwest, and it’s becoming an important asset for the residents of New Mexico. In a recent TEDx talk, Owen-White shared her story of why she gave up being a doctor to play in the dirt and why we need more women in the conservation field.

Winners of COP21 Youth Climate Video Competition Announced

Read the full story from the United Nations.

Two young climate activists from Nepal and Uganda who have told compelling stories of youth engagement to combat climate change have been chosen as the winners of the 2015 Global Youth Video Competition.

2015-16 LiveBIG: Illinois’ Sustainable-Electronics ‘Mission’

In “Mission: Impossible,” one of the recurring plot devices is the message that self-destructs in order to keep that information a secret. The University of Illinois has a different kind of mission: developing electronics that self-destruct for the sake of sustainability.