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How Air Pollution Effects Our Bodies

By Fredrica Syren: Air pollution is one of the worst environmental health-related crises we face today. Breathing is something most of us take for granted but unfortunately, with every breath we take, we also inhale lots of pollution. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released at the end of …

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Talking to Children About Climate Change

By Larraine Roulston: Replying to my environmental email, a friend added that her father-in-law always used to say, “Life was the making of good and the breaking of bad habits!” Regarding climate change, his motto speaks volumes. Man’s folly has always been to buy the latest and most convenient innovations, only to realize that when …

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Paris Accord Pullout Is Bad for U.S. Business

By Kim Robson: Claiming he represented the “people of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Accord recently. He believes that saving a handful of coal jobs makes him look like a “man of the people,” but in fact his shortsighted actions only reveal …

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Global Warming Turns Antarctica Green

By Fredrica Syren: Most of the time, going green is good — except when it comes to Antarctica. On Antarctica’s northern peninsula, where there used to be mostly ice, mosses are rapidly growing. Now, many wonder why on earth we need to worry about what is going on in the …

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Cities and States Determined to Keep Fighting Global Warming

By Fredrica Syren: Wow, the first 100 days of the new administration has been quite a roller coaster, especially concerning the environment. President Trump has made so many drastic changes that have made us take a huge step back regarding the health of our planet and, therefore, our own health. …

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Think Climate Change Doesn’t Affect You?

By Kim Robson: Short answer: Think again. During our very short lifespans, we generally fail to recognize the gradual effects of climate change. We forget how things were just a few decades ago. For instance, Americans under the age of 28 have never once experienced below average temperatures for more …

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Why So Cold When the Earth Is Warming?

By Kim Robson: We hear it every winter from the climate change deniers: “Oh, SURE, how can we have global warming when it’s negative twenty degrees here in Chicago?” This is the main reason why we should stop calling it global warming and start calling it climate change. All weather …

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Feel the Heat—2016 Was the Warmest Year Yet

By Fredrica Syren: Did you feel that last year was miserably hot?  Odds are you did not imagine it because according the UN, 2016 was a record hot year, a new high for the third year in a row. 2016 temperatures were, according to The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 1.2 C above pre-industrial levels. The argument I have heard from skeptics of global warming is that …

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