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Buchaniec: A new hope for climate change

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

November 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Tuesday, America put its left foot in front of its right for the first time since the 2010 midterm election: Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives. For those who live on this planet and who will most...

Letter to the Editor: Think globally, act nationally. Here’s how.

April 29, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

In his Earth Day piece, Alex Schwartz remarks that, “Environmentalism … requires political action.” He provides data to support the idea that no amount of individual environmental activism will solve the immediate and dire...

Dion-Kirschner: Climate change is more than a national threat, will affect each of us as individuals

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

May 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication recently published striking new data on how Americans view climate issues. You may have run into the results, which are summarized in arresting map graphics, in a New York Times article publishe...

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...