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French climate alliance takes legal action against Total

January 28, 2020

A French climate alliance of charity groups and local authorities launched an unprecedented legal action Tuesday against Total, hoping to make the French energy company drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.Activists from the non-governmental...

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

By MICHAEL CASEY | January 27, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.After the Transportation and...

Student perspective: Australia native Courtney Woods’ family affected by bushfires

By Alma Garcia | January 22, 2020

Courtney Woods, redshirt senior forward for the women’s basketball team and Brisbane, Australia native, finds herself far from home during a national disaster. Burning since September, the Australian bushfires have destroyed approximately 27 million...

Alumna: Health hurt by climate change

By Shikha Duttyal | April 27, 2014

Outstanding Alumnus Award-winning Dr. Laura Anderko said climate change is hurting human health at a Friday lecture.Anderko said the March Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report showed human populations are sensitive to climate change. During...

Calm down, the world isn’t ending

By Anthony Szudarski | November 11, 2012

The world will end one day, but it’s not going to be anytime soon. With the devastation that followed Hurricane Sandy and the looming end of the Mayan calendar—and, according to some, the outcome of the presidential election—there are people who...