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    Education relies upon those who can inspire others to open their minds to knowledge and new ways of looking at the world. Meet some of the Nicholas School of the Environment’s innovators of teaching.
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    Looking beyond the obvious, overturning assumptions and digging deeper has helped these Duke researchers blaze new trails in earth and ecosystem science.
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    What is a healthy and sustainable ecosystem worth? These environmental breakthroughs have helped shape how we think about—and measure—the intrinsic value of our natural resources.
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    Detecting hidden dangers and pinpointing the culprits can be hard when the perpetrators are microscopic. These researchers have solved vital environmental mysteries, paving the way for healthier futures.
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    As good samaritans for the environment, these scientists speak up for the animals and speak out against would-be environmental villains, both obvious and hidden.
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    In the last 30 years, the advances made in technology and biotechnology in marine science at the Duke Marine Lab have been, well, whale sized. Geospatial mapping and drone imaging have helped revolutionize the study of the marine world, while advancements in algae as a biofuel hold great future promise.
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    Creating a climate of change in a rising tide of bad news requires creativity, innovation and tenacity. Learn about the groundbreaking work that Duke’s environmental scientists have pioneered in the last 30 years.
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    The Nicholas School’s Earth and Ocean Sciences Division has a new name. Effective this spring, it became the Earth and Climate Sciences Division.
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    Starting this fall, Duke undergraduates will be able to pursue degrees at the Nicholas School in two new majors: Earth and Climate Sciences (ECS), and Marine Science & Conservation (MSC).
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    Duke University launches Oceans@Duke, an interdisciplinary network of faculty and students working at the intersections of ocean science, policy and business to promote ocean sustainability.