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Students around the country are skipping class Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It’s part of a wave of pressure by young people as Democrats struggle to agree on a climate policy.
The last five years are also the five hottest years on record for average global temperature, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
2018 saw a string of more precise — and dire — assessments that a warming climate is affecting the weather. That didn’t keep President Trump and others from questioning those scientific conclusions.
Four girls sit on a black leather couch a few feet in front of Rana Bartee’s heavy-duty camera, surrounded by fake pine trees, artificial snow and holiday decorations in the background. Bartee talks softly, asking the older girls to move a little to the left. Remember to smile, she says. But the youngest girl doesn’t… Read More
The Trump administration released a major climate assessment on Black Friday, forecasting devastating economic affects for the U.S. Here are the key takeaways.
The Trump Administration is touting a new report that shows a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions nationwide. But Ohio environmental advocates say the celebration will be short-lived because of President Donald Trump’s new policies. The U.S. EPA says greenhouse gas emissions went down almost 3% last year compared to 2016, and large power plant emissions fell by 4.5%. The Trump… Read More
Few things have as big an impact on our environment as the food we eat. Agriculture accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. And beef production, in particular, uses copious amounts of water, when compared with other foods. So, some environmentally conscious meat lovers have been working in the lab, to create a vegan… Read More
Coal-producing states are preparing for arguments next month in the federal appeals court case known as West Virginia v. EPA, challenging the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The case has major implications for the country’s policy on climate change. But some experts and industry leaders say the… Read More
The new community organization Ohio University Climate Action Now and the university-sponsored Ohio University Campus Climate Task Force are taking steps this upcoming week to address environmental sustainability. Ohio University Climate Action Now (OUCAN) is inviting campus and community members Tuesday evening to the Nelson Commons to address climate disruption and the future of energy… Read More