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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’

Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian ‘Galapagos’

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

End of the decade: triumphant growth in covering climate change

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’

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

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

Plastics not the only scourge polluting world’s oceans

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

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

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

College of Science and Health hosts climate change experts at DePaul

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

OPINION: Going vegan isn’t enough

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...

Young people take center stage at UN climate summit

Young people take center stage at UN climate summit

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

September 30, 2019

Coming off the heels of global protests Sept. 20, world leaders from more than 70 countries gathered in New York this past Monday to discuss stricter climate policy at the U.N. Climate Summit. Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg, Mari Copeny and Xiye Bastida were among 15 youth activists who filed a comp...

‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

September 23, 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And...

Chicago youth combat climate crisis

Chicago youth combat climate crisis

Jonathan Aguilar, Assistant Photo Editor

September 22, 2019

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...

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