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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: Ecuador responds to climate change protesters

Olivia Acevedo

November 6, 2019

The day has finally come for peace in Ecuador.  After nearly two weeks of violent protests opposing the country’s new fossil fuels policy, Ecuador is making changes in response to climate change. The people of Ecuador and their president have successfully reached a compromise, benefitting both s...

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 1, 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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