Welcome to Purdue’s Center for the Environment! The C4E, as we refer to it, is a major home of interdisciplinary, problem-driven research and teaching at Purdue focused on some of the world’s largest environmental problems. C4E faculty are currently working on problems ranging from eliminating hazardous electronic waste, to reducing nutrient runoff in farm systems, to understanding the fate and transport of new chemicals in our soil and water, to understanding and addressing threats to soundscapes—acoustic resources that are an important part of many ecosystems.

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U.S. forests’ changes are double-edged sword for environment

How to feed the world and preserve the environment

May 21, 2019

Farmers bear much of the burden for growing the food to feed billions of people as the world's population continually...

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“Anthropocene Organisms": Reading Retreat in Environmental Philosophy

May 26, 2019

Announcing a reading and discussion retreat in Umbria, Italy on the topic of “Anthropocene Organisms” from May 26th to June 5th, 2019.

The workshop is contingent upon sufficient (10) applicants. Feel free to share with other potentially interested parties. To apply, please send a short CV, a half page description of your interest in the retreat, and a suggested reading to christopher.preston@umontana.edu. The deadline for these materials is November 26th.

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