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Flooding hits parts of Midwest

The Chicago River overflowed its banks and flooded the Riverwalk after overnight showers and thunderstorms across the city Monday, May 18, 2020 in Chicago.

Associated Press

May 19, 2020

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river were evacuated Tuesday following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. Two Midland-area schools were opened for evacuees and more than 50 roads have been closed....

OPINION: For Generation Z, COVID-19 is the latest in a series of major traumas

Students walk on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor

April 13, 2020

We are living in uncertain times.  It’s a cliché, but it’s also a pretty good summation of the truly bizarre existence we are all subjected to amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As I thought about it more and more, however, I’ve somehow felt that I’ve always lived in a wildly uncertain era....

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion toward climate change activism

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion toward climate change activism

Maria Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

With a net worth of $115.7 billion and known as the richest man in the world, founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos recently announced that he will pledge a sum of $10 billion towards climate change activism. The donation money will go towards the foundation called the Bezos Earth Fund and will he...

Antarctica experiences record high temperatures

On Feb. 6, Antarctica reached its highest temperature ever recorded at 65 degrees Fahrenheit. In yet another instance of a drastic climate event,  temperature was similar to some of the warmest places around the world.

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

The phenomenon of global warming was brought to the forefront again on Feb. 6 in Antarctica as a record high 65 degree temperature was recorded, according to The New York Times. This occurrence is another point in a troubling trend of rising temperatures, with 2019 being the second highest on record.  Mark Potosn...

Australian bushfires point to dire future for climate crisis

Australian bushfires point to dire future for climate crisis

Lacey Latch, Managing Editor

January 12, 2020

As bushfires continue to rage across the island of Australia for the fifth month in a row, the rest of the world now has no choice but to take note of the devastation and the factors that caused it. Millions of acres have been leveled by the flames, an estimated half a billion animals have been kille...

Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian ‘Galapagos’

This image made from video shows dead kangaroos and sheep after wildfires hit the Kangaroo Island, South Australia Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Milder temperatures Sunday brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three Australian states, destroying almost 2,000 homes.

Associated Press

January 5, 2020

SYDNEY (AP) — It has been described as Australia's Galapagos Islands and has long been a refuge for some of the country's most endangered creatures. But devastating wildfires over recent days have undone decades of careful conservation work on Kangaroo Island and have threatened to wipe out some of t...

End of the decade: triumphant growth in covering climate change

Brandon Stiffic shouts with the crowd on Friday’s Youth Climate Offensive as they march from Grant Park to the Federal Plaza demanding action from government officials to promote more environmentally conscious legislation.

Lauren Paris, Contributing Writer

December 28, 2019

Climate change is a story that is complex, multifaceted and big — perhaps the biggest issue of our time. It’s a story that doesn’t end, at least not anytime soon. Its effects surround us but are not always visible from our front porch. This is a story that affects people all over the world and s...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg chosen to be Time ‘Person of the Year’

This photo provided by Time magazine shows Greta Thunberg, who has been named Time’s youngest “person of the year” on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The media franchise said Wednesday on its website that Thunberg is being honored for work that transcends backgrounds and borders.

Associated Press

December 11, 2019

MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to learn she had been named Time’s youngest “Person of the Year,” saying the accolade deserved to be shared by others in the global movement she helped inspire. The 16-year-old Swede has become...

Plastics not the only scourge polluting world’s oceans

This April 6, 2018 photo shows an anti-pollution message in Fuerteventura, the second-largest of the seven Canary Islands. Experts say chemical pollution from farming and industrial runoff poses an even greater threat than plastics.

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

November 18, 2019

Climate change is an ongoing issue and the world’s oceans, coastlines and coastal communities are being disproportionately impacted by increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In recent years, ocean cleanup efforts have been ...

OPINION: It’s time for DePaul’s administration to care as much as students do about sustainability

Protestors for the Youth Climate Offensive gather in Grant Park before a march to the Federal Plaza.

Jenna Ranieri, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

I like to think of myself as relatively green thinking. I recycle whenever I can. I like to choose brands that follow environmental ethical codes of conduct, whenever economically feasible. However, I have always shied away from actively joining the conversation and acting to reverse the damage that...

College of Science and Health hosts climate change experts at DePaul

Robyn Gabel, state representative

Alayne Trinko, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

DePaul College of Science and Health associate professor and department chair Mark Potosnak and associate professor Hugh Bartling of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences mediated a climate change panel on the Lincoln Park campus Friday. “The climate policies are currently at a crossroads,”...

OPINION: Going vegan isn’t enough

Protesters march in the Chicago climate strike in Grant Park on Sept. 20.

Cassidy Delahunty, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

In 2015, Greenpeace estimated that we had until 2020 before the planet reached the point of no return on climate change – not an apocalypse, but a point beyond which consequences would be unavoidable and irreversible. According to the opening press release for the UN 2019 Climate Action Summit, “T...

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