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DePaul students demand sustainability plan

DePaul students demand sustainability plan

Lauren Paris & Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writers

April 22, 2019


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Focus

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


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Nation & World

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Nation & World

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


Filed under News

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...

Climate change is not up for debate

Climate change is not up for debate

Zoe Krey

April 12, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Examining the Guardian’s unapologetic stance on the environmental crisis Read More »...

Climate change: UN summit is only the beginning

Climate change: UN summit is only the beginning

Lauryn Hall

October 5, 2014


Filed under News

After years of debating its true extent and relevance, it now seems the issue of climate change is finally being taken seriously. At last week’s United Nations Summit on Climate Change, presidents, prime ministers and diplomats met to discuss what steps needed to be taken to address the ever-growing i...

Climate change: UN Summit is only the beginning

Climate change: UN Summit is only the beginning

Lauryn Hall

October 2, 2014


Filed under Opinions

After years of debating its true extent and relevance, it now seems the issue of climate change is finally being taken seriously. At last week’s United Nations Summit on Climate Change, presidents, prime ministers and diplomats met to discuss what steps needed to be taken to address the ever-gr...

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