Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Sophia Falco, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Science + Tech

Cuba, much like the rest of the planet, is under direct threat from climate change. Sea levels, which are rising at an alarming rate due to human activity, as well as extreme weather, are all serious threats to crops. Largely to blame is human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. According to t...

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

April 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion + Politics, Politics

In 146 BCE, the Romans laid waste to the city of Carthage, killing or enslaving the population of 400,000. The Conqueror Scipio Africanus-- weeping in his moment of victory-- turned to his mentor and said “all cities, nations, and authorities must, like men, meet their doom” thinking of his beloved...

Students vs. City: Environmental Warfare

Students vs. City: Environmental Warfare

Asha Bacon, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Local News

You may have heard of environmental policy on a national level on the news, perhaps, say, in the form of Trump’s anti-environmental policy rants. But how much do you know about environmental policy on a university and community level? Although often unpublicized, the Universities of California (UCs...

Illustrating Anthropocene Impacts with Abstract Mathematics

Illustrating Anthropocene Impacts with Abstract Mathematics

Ronnie Miller, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Science + Tech

Let me paint a picture in your mind. Once upon a time, the major influencers on our planet were astronomical forcings, geophysical forcings, and internal dynamics. Throughout time, the three major influencers have all caused, independently, five mass extinctions on our planet. However, all of a sudde...

The Survivors: The Incredible Comeback of Elephant Seals

The Survivors: The Incredible Comeback of Elephant Seals

Tal Faintuch, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Local News

Did you know that elephant seals are able to hold their breaths for as long as two and a half hours while the record for a human holding his breath is only 22 minutes? Not only that, but they can dive as deep as a mile and a half, in comparison to the record depth of a human at just 702 feet (0.133 miles)....

To Stop Climate Change, Drill Baby Drill

To Stop Climate Change, Drill Baby Drill

William Robertson, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In 1990, the US’ total CO2E (CO2 equivalent) output was roughly 5 gigatons per year. Emissions rose steadily over almost 2 decades, peaking at 6 gigatons around 2008. Since then, US emissions have fallen to 5.6 gigatons. At first this was likely due to the global economic downturn in 2008-09. Indeed,...

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