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Chicago youth combat climate crisis

Chicago youth combat climate crisis

Jonathan Aguilar, Assistant Photo Editor

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Students and activists marched through downtown Chicago on Friday, Sept. 20 to demand that politicians take action to address the climate crisis. This march, organized by the Illinois Youth Climate Strike organization, was one of many held across the globe today. The group met in Grant Park and mar...

Young protesters around globe demand climate change action

Young protesters around globe demand climate change action

Jennifer Peltz and Frank Jordans, Associated Press

September 20, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

Marcelo Silva de Sousa, Associated Press

August 22, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation. The growing threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has ignited a bitter...

DePaul students demand sustainability plan

DePaul students demand sustainability plan

Lauren Paris & Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writers

April 22, 2019

DePaul’s newest student-run environmental organization, Climate Reality: DePaul Chapter, recently launched the “What About DePaul?” campaign, after learning that DePaul is one of the only major Chicago based universities that lacks an official sustainability plan. With climate change being on...

Changing climate, changing Chicago

Changing climate, changing Chicago

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 22, 2019

Climate change is not widely discussed in Chicago. Given our central location in America and access to fresh water, the threats we face are not as apparent as the ones that face coastal cities like Boston or Los Angeles. Our incoming city government will set the precedent for how Chicago takes on clim...

What’s Fresh on Climate Change

What’s Fresh on Climate Change

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019

Our Planet (Netflix) In the introduction to the first episode of this new Netflix series “Our Planet,” the mission is clearly stated. David Attenborough narrates that the show will “celebrate the natural wonders that remain and reveal what we must preserve to ensure people and nature thrive.”...

Ignorance can’t be bliss

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

October 22, 2018

After the UN's report that the Earth will greatly suffer from the devastating effects of climate change if action isn't taken on the gubernatorial level, people want to push the blame onto something other than themselves. We should blame ourselves for the internalized laziness when we have been presented...

Chicago ranked worst major American city for recycling

Chicago ranked worst major American city for recycling

Ella Lee, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018

DePaul students and staff have called for an improvement for recycling practices in Chicago, following a report that much of the city’s recyclable items have instead been sent to landfills. The increased interest in recycling follows a massive investigation by the Better Government Association (BGA)...

Typhoons and hurricanes set to increase due to climate change, experts say

Typhoons and hurricanes set to increase due to climate change, experts say

Katelyn Henslin, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018

In the beginning of this month, Hurricane Florence left the Carolinas flooded. At the same time, “superstorm” Typhoon Mangkhut, a Category 5 hurricane, made its way through the Philippines to Hong Kong, China. With powerful winds getting up to 180 miles per hour, Mangkhut has become one of the most...

Minor in climate change science and policy introduced

Minor in climate change science and policy introduced

David Stein

October 23, 2017

Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” In lieu of ignoring the results of climate change that have led to recent natural disasters, DePaul University’s assistant professor of journalism Jill Hopke is encouraging her ...

Students react to hurricanes, climate

Students react to hurricanes, climate

Sabrina Miresse

September 18, 2017

With the recent presence of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, DePaul students and people across the nation are left to wonder, now what? These students want to see national changes moving forward from these climate disasters. Read More »...

DePaul, Columbia co-host Climate Festival through October

DePaul, Columbia co-host Climate Festival through October

Taylor Ashmore

October 10, 2016

Throughout the month of October, DePaul University and Columbia College are hosting a series of events focusing on climate change, called the Chicago Climate Festival. These events work to showcase environmental concerns through art forms such as rap, photography and literature. Last Wednesday...

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