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Washington State Rejects Climate Change Initiative

During the last two years, climate change has taken the back seat. Between the looming threat of nuclear war, children being put in cages, and rampant transphobia in the White House, it’s no surprise that carbon emissions aren’t at the forefront of people’s minds. However, with the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords and the Trump Administration’s complete neglect of the issue, the deadline for global catastrophe is only moving up. On Tuesday, Washington

Environment

Ten More Cities Have Signed On To the Chicago Climate Charter

Ten more cities have signed on to the Chicago Climate Charter, which now has 67 cities on board. The city pact to battle climate change was a response to President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement in June. On December 4-6, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held the 2017 North American Climate Summit. Leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico were brought together to sign the Climate Charter and address climate change at a local

Real Life, Science

Natural Disasters Are Becoming More Frequent

Recently, even within the past year, we’ve seen a large increase in the number of natural disasters that have disrupted the lives of so many people. Most know that climate change is “bad” and is going to drastically affect our world eventually, but it isn’t as well broadcasted that we are already seeing its effects. Hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts are just a few of the phenomena that have become more prevalent in recent years as

Environment

Africa Alive: How an International Green Belt is Uniting the Continent

As a global community, we aren’t taking as much action as we possibly could in regards to global warming. At the cost of everything we hold dear, climate change is one of the biggest threats we on planet Earth face, and time after time environmental issues get pretty much overlooked completely. Nevertheless, in a united front against desertification in the most affected areas of Africa, countries are banding together to fight back, and in doing

Real Life

What You Need to Know About Bears Ears National Monument

Trump and his supporters have been adamant about their support of Confederate monuments and statues in the past. That’s why it was such a surprise when Trump decided to massively downsize the Bears Ears National Monument. Where is Bears Ears National Monument? Bears Ears National Monument is in Utah, and until recently, it was about 1.3 million acres. Why is it important? Bears Ears National Monument is laden with important Native American cultural sites and artefacts;

Environment

Utah’s National Parks May Be Destroyed by None Other Than Trump

President Donald Trump is planning to drastically scale two national monuments in Utah. According to the Washington Post, Bears Ears national park, which is currently 1.35 million acres, could be shrunk by 85 percent, and the 1.9 million acres of Grand Staircase-Escalante national park will also be reduced by 85 percent. Trump will be announcing the proposal when he visits Salt Lake City today (Monday, December 4, 2017). This announcement arrives after Trump requested that

Real Life

Is The Standard American Diet Doing More Harm Than Good?

For many years, the switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet has been a widely debated and controversial subject. Humans have been eating meat and animal products since the beginning of time, and only over the past few decades or so have many people begun to switch their largely omnivorous diet and lifestyle to cater to a more plant-based one. There are many studies that support both the negative and positive aspects of a largely plant-based diet, but do the pros outweigh the cons, or do the cons...

Environment

This Island Community Has a Plan To Escape the Devastating Effects of Climate Change

The effects of climate change are glaringly obvious now more than ever. The Carribean has been ripped apart, Japan’s being dominated by tsunamis, the USA’s drowning and little islands are facing the very real possibility of their whole livelihood being taken over by the sea. But the Guna Yala autonomous region, which is inhabited by Panama’s indigenous Guna people, has an escape plan. The Guna Yala autonomous region is constructed of a strip of territory on the

Environment

Your Dinner Is the Leading Cause of Climate Change

In 2006, the United Nations reported that rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars. This report explained that at the current rate, breeding and raising cattle produces more greenhouse gases than all modes of transportation combined due to the high amounts of Methane gas livestock produces. This places animal agriculture as a direct and leading causes of climate change. So what part of your dinner, and/or lunch and breakfast causes a long time

Feature

An Interview with Benjamin Hoppe, a Teen Entrepreneur Changing the World Through Sustainable Business

Benjamin Hoppe, an 18-year-old entrepreneur, environmentalist, and dog lover, dedicates his life to staying true to his passion in order to better the planet. As we see the debate of climate change arising now, more than ever, Hoppe believes that “as a human being, we all have the responsibility to do our part; we have the responsibility to pass down the planet to future generations.” Though climate change and its effects are daunting, Hoppe devotes

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