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Washington needs to hold corporate polluters accountable

Jared Jageler

February 7, 2019

President Trump’s decison to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords marked a depressing change of attitude in the rising young generation: a loss of hope. Climate change is arguably the most important issue to students, but th...

Manning researches sustainability at State Fair

Rebecca Edwards

September 14, 2018

For the past ten years, environmental studies professor Christie Manning has made a point of spending summer days at the Minnesota State Fair – not for deep-fried snacks-on-a-stick, but for the opportunity to conduct survey re...

Divestment proposal recommended by SRC, will go to Trustees

Hannah Catlin

April 19, 2018

After several months of deliberation, the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) has unanimously voted to recommend Fossil Free Mac’s (FFM) proposal of a moratorium on the college’s direct private partnerships with oil and ga...

Congressional Republicans provide hope for climate change under Trump

February 10, 2017

Surprisingly, congressional Republicans provide the greatest reasons to be optimistic about climate change. Have you heard of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, which boasts eleven Republican members as well as eleven De...

Vote like your whole planet depended on it

Matthew Raskob

September 30, 2016

Even a cursory examination of recent news regarding the environment reveals that our planet is in dire straits. This year, Earth experienced the hottest August documented in history, its sixteenth consecutive record-warm month. Th...

Green Matters: Macalester celebrates Earth Days past and present

The Mac Weekly

April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day, Macalester! Started in 1970, Earth Day is recognized annually on April 22. It is a day for communities to gather to celebrate the world we live in. Earth Day is the brainchild of Wisconsin Democratic Senator Ga...

Members of professor Roopali Phadke’s “Climate Talks: Dispatches from Paris” class at the COP21 climate conference in Paris this week. The students have been observing press conferences and plenary sessions and interviewing leaders and delegates.

Mac Students at COP21

December 4, 2015

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