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Young activists trade backpacks for briefcases to litigate against climate change

by Neil Auwarter “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.”  – Greek Proverb But imagine if the reverse was true. Imagine that many of your elders not only failed to plant trees, but  actively cut down existing forests.  And imagine those elders seemed intent to smash, […]

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Community Climate Action Awards lay the foundation for transformative change

by Richard Rollins Over the years, it’s become clear that local actions often provide the incentives that government officials need to take critical actions designed to help us step back from the brink of climate disaster. “Public will, especially as expressed through citizen activism, is an important influence on the policymaker process,” noted Yale University’s School

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How climate change is affecting freshwater lakes

by Abby Simpson Increased water temperatures, decreased ice cover, droughts, wildfires, floods, and stronger weather patterns caused by climate change are having a detrimental effect on the United States’ freshwater lakes and reservoirs. We must take urgent action now before the negative effects become irreversible. The U.S. is home to about 250 massive freshwater lakes

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It’s time to halt the damage of the U.S. consumerist culture – a key contributor to the climate crisis

by Haley Morrison It’s time for the United States, the largest historical contributor to global climate change, to take a leading role in climate action and accountability, especially by reducing its use of natural resources. According to the World Bank the U.S. made up only about 4% of the global population as of 2020.1 When we

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Fossil fuel divestment – The role of universities in combating climate change

by Ellie Crone Flash floods have become just one example of the countless catastrophes exacerbated by climate change. These floods, caused by record-breaking rains, have led to widespread destruction and loss of lives. Such was the case with the floods that swept across Kentucky1 in July 2022, killing at least 38 people, and those that hit

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