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Willow Project has been approved

Willow Project has been approved

Anisa Kahin April 7, 2023

After promises from the Biden Administration on cutting carbon emissions in half by 2030, the Willow Project — an oil drilling project on the northern slope of Alaska that has a 30-year span — was...

Why Biden should block the Willow Project

Why Biden should block the Willow Project

Johanna Kaplan March 10, 2023

The Biden Admission is currently in the process of making a monumental choice. They will imminently decide whether or not to approve the Willow project, a $6 billion decades-long drilling project on Alaska’s...

Ozone layer expected to make full recovery

Ozone layer expected to make full recovery

Cece Jensen January 25, 2023

To the delight of climate activists around the world, the hole in our earth's ozone layer is actively shrinking and the stratosphere is on the mend. According to an article published by the UN, the hole...

Eco-anxiety looms over Earth Day

Eco-anxiety looms over Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, is a global recognition of our planet. Although this is often portrayed as a joyful holiday, for many people it sparks concern for the state of the Earth. Mental health...

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‘Don’t Look Up’ warns viewers of an ominous future

Maren Wilsey January 4, 2022

One of the most anticipated movies of the year, Adam McKay's “Don't Look Up,” is a satirical commentary on our current society. In a world not so different from ours, astronomers Randall Mindy (Leonardo...

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Governor launches climate change council

Aisha Hersi December 14, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz appointed 15 new members of the citizen council in September to direct his new Climate Change Subcabinet, a body headed by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Commissioner Laura...

The fight isn’t over until we flip Georgia (again)

The fight isn’t over until we flip Georgia (again)

Gabriel Kaplan November 23, 2020

Democracy depends on Georgia. Rife with flaws and drowning in a myriad of crises, our country urgently needs change—but without a Democratic Senate (brought by flipping both of Georgia’s seats come...

Art by Sophie Livingston. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must prioritize climate action. Many have proposed policies such as the Green New Deal to address both economic and environmental issues.

Recovery from COVID-19 must prioritize climate action

Gabriel Kaplan May 24, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, declining greenhouse gas emissions and the return of wildlife to quarantined cities have offered the United States a sliver of hope. Once the crisis is resolved and America...

Dr. Richard Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, gives a speech about proof of climate change at the 2019 Nobel Conference. The 55th annual Nobel Conference had a theme of Climate Changed and featured a panel of seven presenters on the subject of climate change.

Conference on climate change creates impact

Samantha Klepfer October 25, 2019

As the day wound to a close for the Park coalition at this year’s Nobel Conference: Climate Changed, science teacher Al Wachutka reflected on what he learned from the experience.  “Even though...

Seventh grader Jason Kraft and junior Dahlia Krebs walk in the climate march. At City Hall participants expressed their feelings on climate change.

Roots and Shoots marches for climate change

Kate Schneider October 10, 2019

While looking out at the crowd before speaking at the climate change walkout, junior Zoe Frank said she felt hesitant prior to speaking. “I was nervous, but once I was up there it felt really cool...

Climate Change March

October 4, 2019

Junior Thor Anderson discusses future plans with Roots and Shoots Sept 17.  According to Roots and Shoots junior President Zoe Frank, the Roots and Shoots climate walkout will begin after school Sept. 27.

Roots and Shoots plans climate change walkout

Colin Canaday September 26, 2019

In response to the lack of awareness regarding the youth climate strike which occurred Sept. 20, there will be another climate change walkout Sept. 27, according to junior Roots and Shoots President Zoe...

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