Environment & Energy

Is There Something ‘Fishy’ with 30×30?

By Julia Singer — The world urgently needs environmental policy reform. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, federal law protects 23% of U.S. oceans, but critics of current protections note that 99% of these protected areas are in the remote Pacific and do not effectively preserve biodiversity across the country.

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COVID-19 Pandemic, Economy, Environment & Energy, Financial Security, Politics

How to Incentivize the Government to Prevent the Next Disaster

By Emily Hoofnagle — The past two decades have afforded the United States no shortage of disasters. From Hurricane Katrina to the 2008 financial crisis, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the ongoing pandemic, each year seems to bring a new disaster, with the mega-crisis of global warming looming on the horizon. The federal government should have foreseen or avoided each of these disasters.

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Economy, Environment & Energy

Biden’s Climate Plan and the Need to Fix Federal Job Training Programs

by Amanda Hermans, managing online editor Federal job training and worker assistance programs have been around in the U.S. since the New Deal-era programs implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. The goal seems obvious: to provide opportunities and resources for training and education that will keep Americans employed through recessions, shifting industries […]

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Environment & Energy, Health

Can Eating a Plant-Based Diet Really Help Save the Planet?

by Erin Williams, managing print editor The current climate crisis is evidenced by rising global temperatures, warming ocean temperatures, shrinking ice sheets, glacial retreats, decreased snow cover, rising sea levels, declining arctic sea ice, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification. Additionally, a UN scientist has warned that we have just 10 years to get climate […]

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Environment & Energy, Science & Technology

Advanced Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: A Decarbonization Tool to Combat Climate Change

by Calum Weeks As our world continues to face unprecedented natural disasters and global temperature rise, it’s apparent that all options must be considered in the endeavor to eliminate fossil fuels—and their damaging emission levels—in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. This target, recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, […]

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Environment & Energy

Running on Empty? The Colorado River in Crisis

A combination of environmental issues, states’ authority, and individual water rights linger over the future of the Colorado River. Recently, The Denver Post published an article that called on the incoming Trump administration to protect the Colorado River basin, which said that the country is extremely close to experiencing its first water shortage declaration. To […]

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