Photo courtesy of Lexi Scanlon Senior Lexi Scanlon is passionate about the way humans connect with the environment. Scanlon, a double major in political science and sociology with a minor in sustainability, grew up in Bakersfield, California. Scanlon said she was not always fond of her town's agricultural focus but grew to love it. In summer 2020, Scanlon worked on a … [Read more...] about Lexi Scanlon Goes Sustainable
Art by Elizabeth Brummer “If it wasn't for the fact that there's a pandemic in play, London would be utterly glorious.” Associate Professor Fiona Stewart is among the many faculty and students who returned home to cities around the world to find them cleaner and quieter than ever before. As countries institute lockdown measures and global travel grinds to a halt, cities … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and Climate Change: the Effects of COVID-19 on the Environment
Art by Madeline DuvallBoth COVID-19 and climate change threaten the livelihood of people around the planet. Billions are affected by the virus, and at least 86,000 have died. Over the remainder of our lives, climate change is expected to do the same — if not worse — damage.Specifically, the climate crisis is estimated to push over 120 million into poverty over the … [Read more...] about There Is Urgency With COVID-19, but What About Climate Change?
Photo by Milan Loiacono. Mary Margaret Davis contributed to the reporting in this piece. On Jan. 17, 1994, Los Angeles went dark. The Northridge earthquake caused a mass power outage — 625,000 households lost power, hundreds of fires broke out and approximately 2 million Angelenos had the opportunity, many for the first time in their lives, to see the Milky … [Read more...] about Glowing Cities: Light Pollution’s Effects on Health and the Environment
Photos by Jessica Stomberg Owner of SunLife Organics Khalil Rafati has made it his mission to be completely plastic-free by 2021, in an effort to take care of the Earth. SunLife will be incorporating cups and lids made from cornstarch, as well as straws made out of corn fiber. These cups will disappear in a landfill within 24 months (at the longest), versus plastic, which … [Read more...] about SunLife Makes Strides Toward Becoming 100% Plastic-Free by 2021