Fwd: Frontiers in the Environment - February 2014
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:27:10 -0800 (PST)
Here are some nooners for the perpetually curious from UMinn's Institute on
the Environment. I apologize for not getting this to you before the first
presentation. If anyone is so moved by a topic to drive to the St. Paul
campus and would appreciate a convivial companion, please let me know.

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

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From: Institute on the Environment <ionenews [at] umn.edu>
Date: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM
Subject: Frontiers in the Environment - February 2014
To: Scott <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>

         February Frontiers in the Environment    View this email in your

*Nanotechnology, green economy, energy improvements and water stewardship* are
the featured topics for February's Frontiers in the Environment talks, held
at noon on Wednesdays in St.
Each session includes a lively 30-minute presentation followed by Q&A and a
networking reception. Talks are free and open to the public. Please join us!

*2/5** - *Detecting distinct pollutants in waste, water and other mediums
is tricky. Join us as Jian-Ping Wang, IonE resident fellow and
Distinguished McKnight University professor in the U of M College of
Science and Engineering, explains Intelligent Nanotechnology for

*2/12 - *What *is* the Green Economy? Steve Polasky, IonE resident fellow
and regents professor of applied economics, College of Food, Agricultural
and Natural Resource Sciences, will explore that big question in What
*IS*the Green Economy? And How Do We Get

*2/19* - Household air pollution from cooking and heating with wood and
coal impacts nearly half the world's population and is the leading
environmental health risk factor. Attend this Frontiers talk to learn how
Ellison Carter, IonE postdoctoral fellow, and her team hope to reduce the
risk with clean energy technology in Where There's Smoke . . . Evaluating
the Benefits of Household Energy Improvements in Developing

*2/26 - *Traditional commercial enterprises don't always recognize the
difference between the price and the value of water. Raj Rajan, RD&E vice
president and global sustainability technical leader, Ecolab, Inc., will
discuss what industrial and institutional sectors will need to do to manage
long-term growth relative to the limiting resource of fresh water in *Water
Stewardship and the Private

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