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Chatham University

 •  January 12

With winter seemingly here to stay, one of the most common sounds we hear is the familiar “beep beep beep” of salt trucks on our streets and highways. But what is all that salt doing to our environment? Scientists have long recognized that road salts can contribute to chemical changes in rivers and streams. But research by Chatham University...

Chatham University

 •  January 11

A new study finds that the freshwater we rely on for drinking water and industry is getting saltier. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pulls data from 232 US Geological Survey monitoring sites across the country that have been collected over decades. The overall trend is that freshwater is increasing in...

Chatham University

 •  December 11, 2017

Chatham University set out to develop their Eden Hall Campus with a goal in mind: create the country’s first net-positive campus. Home to the Falk School of Sustainability, the campus—a former farm just north of Chatham's main campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—prioritizes environmental sustainability, and immerses its students into every aspect of...

Chatham University

 •  November 6, 2017

There’s something fishy going on in local classrooms. This fall, kids in several area school districts—including South Fayette, Fort Cherry, Plum Borough and Pine Richland—will receive brook trout eggs, which they’ll raise to the fingerling stage (think the length of your finger). In the spring, the kids will release the trout into approved local...

Chatham University

 •  September 22, 2017

It would be an understatement to say that Ryan Utz is not a fan of Japanese barberry. Utz is a professor at Chatham University’s Falk School of Sustainability, and as we walk through some damp, forested land on the property of their Eden Hall campus, north of Pittsburgh, he can hardly contain himself. “This is what we...

Chatham University

 •  August 30, 2017

Updated 24 minutes ago Ryan Utz has been studying entomology a long time, so little about the observation of moth species he's leading at Chatham University's Eden Hall campus surprises him. However, volunteers or visitors to the LED-lit plywood biodiversity monitoring station where more than 150 moths may gather on a good night are almost always...

Chatham University

 •  June 5, 2017

Creating a healthy planet and economy is possible. Here’s how.
Creating a healthy planet and economy is possible. Here’s how.
In its most recent annual report on the state of the global climate, the World Meteorological Organization confirmed that 2016 was the warmest year on record. The report also stated that the influence of human activity on...

Chatham University

 •  April 26, 2017

It was the real, individual results that told Chatham University its wellness program was working — from the professor who lost 80 pounds to the information technology and housekeeping workers who each quit smoking after 30 years.The same is true for Ward Transport & Logistics Corp., where one supervisor in Cincinnati lost 65 pounds and eliminated...

Chatham University

 •  April 20, 2017

PITTSBURGH: The American Institute of Architects and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) have awarded Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus a COTE Top Ten Award. The Awards “highlight projects that exemplify the integration of great design and great performance.” Submissions for the Awards required demonstration of how the project aligns with...

Chatham University

 •  April 14, 2017

PITTSBURGH: For the fifth consecutive year, Chatham University was honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. With elements designed for the original Andrew Mellon estate by the renowned Olmsted Brothers, the Chatham University Shadyside campus is one of the...