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Plastic Must Not Replace Fish as Ocean’s Most Prevalent Fixture

Plastic Must Not Replace Fish as Ocean’s Most Prevalent Fixture

February 11, 2016

Last year was a year full of climactic and environmental disturbances. It was the hottest year on record, not even owing to a particularly nasty El Niño. Rising seas are savagely cutting away at islands. Deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels are, according to an article in Discovery, “leaving...

GOP Pres. Candidates Need to Realize Climate Change Threatens National Security

January 31, 2016

I watched the Republican Debate last Thursday, but I'm not sure why. With "ringleader" Trump's refusal to attend the debate, I figured it would be less theatrical, less circus-y and centered more around actual politics than drama. I was overly optimistic to think that the debate would not be operating...

Winter Storm Jonas Reveals Aspects of Millennial Culture

Winter Storm Jonas Reveals Aspects of Millennial Culture

January 28, 2016

Millennials are known for our lack of interpersonal communication skills and our inability to keep information private and personal, which is owed largely to our shortened attention spans and the exponential growth of social mediums. But, most importantly, millennials are notorious for our innate instinct...

Government Officials in Flint, Mich. Display Gross Negligence in Water Crisis

Government Officials in Flint, Mich. Display Gross Negligence in Water Crisis

January 28, 2016

Flint, Mich. is a town where 40 percent of the people live below the poverty line, 73 percent of the population is not white and the residents have been drinking toxic water for the past year because of poor decisions made by their government and elected officials. Lead poisoning of the people of...

The Perfect New Year’s Resolution: Going Green

The Perfect New Year’s Resolution: Going Green

January 26, 2016

If conservatives believe climate change is a hoax invented by liberals, I get to believe Santa was invented by Republicans. Think about it. His clothes are red, he promotes big industry, his company is powered by the work of elves who receive no pay, and the rich are highly advantaged when it comes to...

Nuclear Power Provides Safe Alternative Energy Resource, Despite Public’s Fears

Nuclear Power Provides Safe Alternative Energy Resource, Despite Public’s Fears

January 15, 2016

In the very near future we’re going to start relying on alternative forms of energy production. Tesla’s Gigafactory is slated to start producing batteries by 2017 with the goal of achieving net 0 energy consumption. But solar isn’t the only source we should be keeping our eye on. There was a reason...

Paris Conference Copes With Climate Change

Paris Conference Copes With Climate Change

December 10, 2015

The objectives of the Paris Climate Summit are far from simple. The governments of more than 190 nations have come together in Paris to attempt to work out a new global agreement addressing climate change. The two goals they laid out are setting a maximum of two degrees Celsius change in global temperatures...

Paris Conference is a Bunch of Pie-Crust Promises

Paris Conference is a Bunch of Pie-Crust Promises

December 10, 2015

What do climate summits and Republicans have in common? They are equally effective in mitigating a response to the negative impacts of climate change. It’s been the same song and dance at climate summits for the past 20 years now. Nothing but hype. A bunch of non-binding “political agreements”...

History Teaches How to Unite In the Face of a Common Enemy: Climate Change

History Teaches How to Unite In the Face of a Common Enemy: Climate Change

November 30, 2015

Five hundred and eighty-five BC marks the sixth year of a vengeful war waged between the Medians and the Lydians in Anatolia — modern-day Turkey. The conflict was catalyzed by a cruel culinary prank — a small band of scorned hunters butchered a Median Prince and fed him to his father, the king. A...

Natural Disasters Should Convince Climate Change Deniers to See Their Error

Natural Disasters Should Convince Climate Change Deniers to See Their Error

By Aaron Clark

November 12, 2015

Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio have all adamantly rejected climate change as a result of human impact. Whether their opinions were drawn because of a lack of scientific evidence or, in the case of Donald Trump, for no legitimate reason, they all made it clear sustainability would not be a priority...

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