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President Obama’s environmental legacy

Dena De Kryger

November 18, 2016

Filed under Science & Technology

President Barack Obama’s recent conservation efforts and his pledges to slow global climate change could leave behind a commitment to sustainability and environmental efficiency, but President-elect Donald Trump has promised...

Mineral spotlight: corundum

Daniel Blakemore

November 11, 2016

Filed under Science & Technology

Better known from its colored varieties, ruby and sapphire, corundum is a highly appealing mineral for both decorative and industrial use. The bright, deep colors along with its rarity and high hardness has made it an excellent...

Plaster Creek Stewards help build gardens

Dena De Kryger

October 22, 2016

Filed under Science & Technology

Plaster Creek Stewards and over one hundred volunteers completed eight curb-cut rain gardens last weekend. Volunteers from local high schools and churches joined Calvin College students and Plaster Creek Stewards for a presentati...

Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum acquiring a moon rock

Sadie Burgher

October 22, 2016

Filed under Science & Technology

On November 19, Dr. Renee Sparks, a professor of geology at Calvin, will bring us the moon. Through a program administered by NASA’s Lunar Collection, museums are able to apply for short-term loans of geologic samples. This winter...