Sneha Sharma You might remember from your middle school science class that fracking has something to do with extracting oil. What you may not remember is that the fracking process, also called hydraulic fracturing, is an extraction process using pressurized … Read More
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The Paris Climate Agreement: Everything You Need to Know
Tobi Morrow The Paris Climate Agreement reflects the ambitions of 197 nations while also providing the groundwork for global climate action. Originally negotiated during the final years of the Obama administration, the U.S. withdrew from the agreement in 2020 under … Read More
Racism/Inequality in the Mainstream Vegan Movement
There is no denying that decreasing your meat and dairy intake has beneficial effects on the environment. Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual’s carbon footprint from … Read More
Why Businesses Cannot Be Trusted to Save the World
Izzy Oberman Climate change has become an indisputable threat to our society. However, what remains a hotly contested subject is what action must be taken to save our planet and human life. One potential solution is to rely on companies … Read More
Green New Deal
Maeve Healy Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY14) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced The Green New Deal in early 2019. The idea behind it is to completely revitalize the American economy by shifting from fossil fuels and nonrenewable resources … Read More
Has President Biden Followed Through on Climate Change?
Thor Graham President Joe Biden made many promises about climate change throughout his campaign, and in his short time as president, he has been working to follow through on those promises. Although some cannot be completed in the 4 months … Read More
How has Deep Rooted Racism Changed the way our City Handles Pollution?
Jadyn Aling Racial segregation is the action of extreme separation between races and ethnicities in a geographical unit. A concept that is so prevalent in Chicago, though little action is being taken to combat it. Segregation is not solely constituted … Read More
Rebuilding the Environmental Protection Agency
Ashley Rosenberg Over the course of his four-year term, President Trump’s administration set about to deregulate all forms of government oversight, with the most famous instance of this being Executive Order 13771, which decreed that for each new government regulation, … Read More
Ethnic Conflict or Proxy War in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Ashley Rosenberg Recently catapulted into the spotlight, the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh stretches back centuries and highlights the continuing influence that Russia has when it comes to navigating foreign policy and peace-keeping in the Caucasus, even after the Soviet collapse. Occupying … Read More
Keystone XL pipeline (US & Canada)
Ava Rosenow The Keystone XL pipeline is a proposed massive tar oil sands transport system constructed by TC Energy, which has been the epicenter of a human and environmental rights debate since 2008. There is already one leg of the … Read More