Monthly Archives: October 2017

In The News #2: The hidden health dangers of flooding

In this article, from CNN, the author highlighted the health risks with flooding.  After the speaker in class, it really got me wanting to learn more about flooding and how it affects people. As someone who was affected by flooding … Continue reading

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In the News Post #2: Narwhal’s assist NASA in tracking melting Arctic ice

In an article published on NASA’s global climate change website, author Pat Brennan explains how narwhals are becoming “unlikely allies” in NASA’s attempts to understand Greenland’s quickly changing ice sheet. Marine biologist Kristin Laidre called them “unicorns of the sea,” … Continue reading

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In the News: The “100-year-flood” is soon to occur every 5 years

One of the most frequently talked about environmental issues is climate change. At this point in the discussion, the concern isn’t about if climate change is happening, but how quickly, and what will be the extent of its effects. Climate … Continue reading

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In the News: Endangered Species and Natural Disasters

The aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires can be very horrific. Whole towns have to restart and rebuild. Not only are people left affected, so are animals. There are many rare and endangered species that have been … Continue reading

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In The News: Global Atmospheric CO2 Levels

As we know, global warming is a undeniable subject across the globe. Although many companies and nonprofit organizations are making leaps in slowing down, preventing and even reversing the mass destruction taking place. There is no denying that global warming … Continue reading

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Unexpected Environmentalists: Hunters & Fishermen?

President Donald Trump called for the review of over 24 national monuments/grounds. He believes that the protected status of these grounds are an “egregious abuse of federal power.” While many environmental groups attacked Trump, a large groups of hunters and … Continue reading

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New Peace in Colombia Means Hope For Wild Lands

With all the hatred and negative news circulating these days, there are areas where things are looking up. After 52 years of war, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have signed a historic peace agreement. This … Continue reading

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Antartica’s Tipping Point

Antarctica’s ice sheets are projected to hit a tipping point that could drastically raise our sea levels if we sustain our levels of carbon dioxide emissions. Our sea levels would rise by more than 4 feet by the end of … Continue reading

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Food Security and Sustainability

In this week’s past Sustainability Showcase we heard from Bryan McDonald on the topic of Food Security and its relationship to sustainability. Bryan McDonald introduced the topic by referencing the historical patter we have seen up until modern times. Historically … Continue reading

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In the News Post #2: Pollution is more deadly than smoking and obesity

According to a recent article  from Business Insider, people are at greater risk of death from pollution than from other hazardous phenomena, including smoking, obesity, and malnutrition. There have been several explanations for why pollution kills so many people, including extreme … Continue reading

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