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Boston institutions against climate change

Olivia Acevedo

March 6, 2020

Businesses and organizations all over the world have pledged to implement effective   measurements that confront climate change such as switching to more renewable light sources, cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions, reducing plastic use and more. Here in Boston, many well-recognized companies an...

The future is weak for the Colorado River

Olivia Acevedo

February 26, 2020

The volume of water in the Colorado River has been slowly shrinking due to rising temperatures. This freshwater resource is responsible for providing water to 40 million people, and has recently seen significant scarcities that could lead to critical water shortages, according to CNN. The river begins in ...

Climate change is real, No cap(s)

Olivia Acevedo

February 19, 2020

The icebergs have been cracking in Antarctica, as temperatures have reached a record of 69.3 degrees Fahrenheit or 20.75 degrees Celsius. Scientists monitoring the continent in the northern area, called Seymour Island, reported the measurement, according to Fox News. Feb. 9 was a notable day in history,...

Suffolk Climate Watch: The bees are no longer buzzing

Olivia Acevedo

February 12, 2020

Bees have been threatened by global warming for some time now, but researchers have recently found that the number of North American Bumblebees has dropped by 50% within the last century, according to the Washington Post. This wildlife loss has been known as “Climate Chaos.” This drop has been p...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Climate change pushing Miami underwater

Olivia Acevedo

February 6, 2020

Super Bowl weekend has been one of America’s largest events since it began in 1967, but times may change as global warming has started to creep in on Miami’s largest stage. Though the weather for Super Bowl LIV was warm and sunny, rising temperatures and sea levels are currently threatening Miami...

Australia bushfires set world ablaze

Olivia Acevedo

February 4, 2020

Over one billion animals and 24 humans have died, dozens are missing, 1,400 homes have been lost and 15.6 million acres have burned in Australia. Climate Signals, a website dedicated to climate change news, announced the rapidly increasing numbers that have been churning in Australia since October. Bu...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Deadly viruses spreading to marine mammals

Olivia Acevedo

November 13, 2019

A warming climate is said to be contributing to the recent suffering of marine mammals contracting a deadly virus. It is documented to be sweeping the northern Pacific Ocean, according to NBC News. Scientists have been scratching their heads with data showing the correlation between mammal deaths and a vir...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Is California becoming unlivable?

Olivia Acevedo

November 6, 2019

California has been ferociously burning due to the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history, according to the New York Times. The past three years have especially began to take a toll on the land and the people inhabiting it. The past two years alone have resulted in 24,000 California homes utte...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Staying hopeful in the wake of climate change

Olivia Acevedo

October 23, 2019

We are all going to die. At some point in our lives, our time will come and we will no longer be on this Earth. It may sound morbid, but it is the truth. Chances are, climate change will be the demise of humanity, but there is hope. Many people are aware of this prevalent issue, especially in tod...

Suffolk Climate Watch: No more soaring, no more flying

Olivia Acevedo

October 16, 2019

We are in a bird emergency. The National Audubon Society (NAS), a well known bird focused conservation group, discussed how climate change is affecting the lives of birds all over the world, according to the United Press International (UPI). Time reports a recent study by the NAS revealing that a shocking...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Coldest environments heating up?

Olivia Acevedo

October 9, 2019

The Amery Ice Shelf experienced its largest break-off in 50 years when a 347 billion ton iceberg fell off the third largest ice shelf in Antarctica, according to CBS News. The iceberg, identified as D-28, is larger than Los Angeles and equal to about 27 Manhattan Islands. The iceberg, spreading over nearly ...

Suffolk Climate Watch: We’re past the tipping point, now what?

Amy Koczera

October 2, 2019

Fires have been raging in the Amazon Rainforest for over a month now. Hurricanes have been striking islands and coastal regions all over the world. Scientists estimate that the planet will lose one million species because of human activity, according to CNN. The future of the planet and the human spe...

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