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Trejos: March for Science is why people don’t trust science

Jose Trejos, Columnist

April 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tragically, our government generally seems to be apathetic to science when making policy. Despite experts' universal support of, and extensive research on, topics like evolution, climate change and the benefits of free trade,...

Dion-Kirschner: This Earth Day, take time to consider environmental inequities

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

April 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On April 22, the U.S. will celebrate its 48th Earth Day. This day to celebrate and advocate for our planet was established in 1970 by former U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.), who organized environmental teach-ins in collaboration...

Dion-Kirschner: Organizations can act without government to combat climate change

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alongside social media accounts and White House web pages, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference on health and climate change was yet another casualty of America’s new political climate. The conference was...

Dion-Kirschner: President Trump must acknowledge that scientific consensus on climate change is absolute

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2004, a Harvard professor surveyed 928 randomly-selected scientific publications mentioning the phrase “global climate change.” Of these 928 papers, not one countered the theory that human activity is a major cause of climate...

Schwartz: A warm Chicago winter may bring us joy, but at what cost?

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

January 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With mostly sunny skies, a light breeze and a record high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, last Saturday was one of those days where you feel like you’re missing out if you don’t go outside. I went for a stroll along the lakefill...

Dion-Kirschner: Climate change is a national security threat

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

January 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

President Donald Trump’s inauguration is alarming for anyone who sees climate change for what it is: a grave risk to the only known livable planet for humans. Our planet is both astonishing and precious. To the environmentally...

Lamps: America should lower its voting age

Joseph Lamps, Columnist

March 30, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout the country’s history, voting rights have been extended to an increasing number of Americans: non-land owners, minorities, women and people age 18-21. Most of us appear now to believe that everybody who should be a...