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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