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Staying energetic about Texas

Ainsley Miles, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

As Texas citizens continue to feel the effects of power outages that left millions in the cold and dark earlier this month, the state has yet to place blame for the outages on any particular organization.  However,...

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Texas snowstorm leaves millions in dangerous living conditions

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor February 23, 2021

A winter snowstorm has swept across the South, causing more than 5 million people to lose power. Many have been left in below freezing temperatures and dangerous living conditions, including having no...

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Himalayan glacier incident linked to climate change

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor February 16, 2021

A sudden flood from a Himalayan glacier washed through northern India on Feb. 7, causing parts of the glacier to fall into a river where water overflowed in Uttarakhand.  This avalanche has killed...

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2020 tied for warmest year on record

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor February 9, 2021

A NASA analysis shows 2020 and 2016 are tied for the warmest years on record. Earth’s global temperature continues to follow a warming trend. According to CBS News, the average 2020 temperature was...

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How has COVID-19 affected climate change?

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor December 8, 2020

With 2021 right around the corner, one can only wonder how climate change and the pandemic will affect us next year. So aCOVID-19 continues to surge, what will its impact be on climate change? COVID-19...

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What does Biden’s climate plan mean for the future?

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor November 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has announced his plans for environmental policies that he looks to implement over the next four years. The president-elect is looking to combat global warming by improving...

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U.S. withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor November 10, 2020

The United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement on Nov. 4, after a three year delay. They are the first nation to withdraw from the agreement.  The move was announced in June of 2017 by...

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2020 on the road to being the warmest year ever

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor November 3, 2020

September has been recorded as the hottest on a global record, leading 2020 to be on course for the warmest year ever. Human activities have been driving greenhouse gas emissions through land use, agriculture...

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Venezuelan vessel stranded in the Caribbean

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor October 27, 2020

The Nabarima, a Venezuelan vessel, has been stranded in the middle of the Caribbean Sea since last year. Fears of the vessel sinking are rising and the possibility of an oil spill has left many uneasy. The...

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China pledges to go carbon neutral by 2060

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor October 21, 2020

China announced on Sept 22, that it has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2060. The country is the largest global producer of carbon dioxide, producing 28% of emissions today, according to Science Magazine. If...

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Bodies of water are suffering due to climate change

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor October 13, 2020

Global oceans and other bodies of water are being destroyed by the impacts of climate change, causing many negative trends to occur throughout the world.  Ocean temperatures are important because for...

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“ClimateClock” reveals seven years left

Olivia Acevedo, Assistant Editor September 29, 2020

 Tick tock. The unveiling of a giant clock in Manhattan’s Union Square has revealed how much time is left before the climate emergency becomes irreversible.  An article by the Washington Post went...

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