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Stay sustainable during the holiday season

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor December 8, 2021

As the month of December begins, the holiday season brings forth an increase in the world’s carbon footprint. With excess energy, greenhouse gasses, shipping and wrapping paper being used in surplus...

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Co26 climate summit comes to an agreement after two weeks of discussion

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor November 17, 2021

The United Nations Climate Conference summit in Glasgow came to an agreement after world leaders negotiated for two weeks, going over their Nov. 12 deadline.  The conference president made a push for...

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The UN Climate Change Conference (CO26) takes off in Glasglow

Ainsley Miles, Journal Contributor November 10, 2021

The UN Climate Change Conference has been eventful since its start on Oct. 21 in Glasgow. While each country has pledged specific goals for themselves, they are all working together to mitigate climate...

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Fall foliage is losing its color because of climate change

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor November 2, 2021

While fall foliage is still coating parts of the country’ forests and highways,  the colors of these leaves are being affected by climate change. Summer temperatures extend into the fall, causing many...

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Climate change may be threatening national security

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor October 27, 2021

The first ever National Intelligence Estimate was released on Oct. 21, which studied how climate change can threaten national security. In upcoming decades, the climate crisis is on track to create extreme...

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Climate change increases extreme weather events

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor October 20, 2021

A recent case study reveals that 85% of the world population has experienced weather events that have been aggravated by climate change. The Nature Climate Change journal published the research on Oct.11,...

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East coast flooding forces cities to look at climate change strategies

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor October 13, 2021

The east coast experienced extreme flooding in the summer of 2021 due to Hurricane Ida and many researchers believe climate change will make these extreme weather events more unpredictable in the near...

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Climate change is affecting your crops

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor October 6, 2021

NASA research shows that extreme weather such as droughts, heat waves and rainfall patterns affect crop production. As the Earth continues to warm, these weather changes are becoming more problematic. According...

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Alabama’s shrinking population is affecting our environment

Ainsley Miles, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic claimed over 375,000 American lives in 2020, according to data from the CDC, and Alabama was notably affected by this virus. For the first time in Alabama’s history, the state recorded...

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Biden announces pledge for more climate change aid

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor September 21, 2021

President Joe Biden spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21. A new goal to double funds by 2024 was announced in an effort to help developing nations struggling against climate change,...

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New climate initiatives announced at the 2021 climate summit

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor April 27, 2021

President Joe Biden hosted the 2021 climate summit last week, where he called on dozens of world leaders to ramp up their efforts in protecting the earth  against a worsening climate crisis.  The...

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Earth Day brings awareness to the climate crisis

Olivia Acevedo, World News Editor April 20, 2021

Earth Day commemorates activists, environmental professionals, leaders and more who work to achieve a greener planet, and continues to inspire change through education and activism. While Earth Day...

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