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What climate change reforms mean for marginalized communities

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist November 18, 2021

In case you missed it, the world is undergoing one of the worst climate crises to date. Carbon emissions exponentially increase each year, and the overall atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased by 12.5...

Matthew Kahn addresses the business side of climate change

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter November 4, 2021

Last Wednesday Matthew Kahn, Provost Professor of Economics at USC gave a zoom lecture called “Adapting to Climate Change: Markets and the Management of an Uncertain Future” wherein he proposed his...

Exploring this year’s academic theme: Climate Reckonings, Climate Justice

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter November 4, 2021

Climate Reckonings, Climate Justice is this year’s academic theme, making it the centerpiece for various events and discussions throughout the year. The academic theme committee, composed of faculty...

Geology Professor Kevin Pogue and Governor Jay Inslee discuss climate change in Walla Walla

Geology Professor Kevin Pogue and Governor Jay Inslee discuss climate change in Walla Walla

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter November 4, 2021

This year’s academic theme is “Climate Reckonings, Climate Justice,” which aims to challenge the Whitman community to “respond meaningfully to this challenge at scales both small and large.”...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

Washington state may phase out new gasoline cars beginning in 2030

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

In a move that shocked lawmakers and organizations across the state, Gov. Inslee vetoed HB 1287 on May 15, citing concerns regarding the bill's structure while voicing support for the 2030 goal.   Washington...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Birds are disappearing. Here’s why you should care

Sile Surman, Columnist October 22, 2020

Last year in Walla Walla, my environmental studies class visited Mill Creek on several different occasions. I remember noticing a small gray bird dipping into the water to catch food. The aptly-named American...

Illustration by Annika Bauerle.

The Climate Clock is ticking, but for whom?

Sile Surman, Columnist October 8, 2020

In the last several weeks, you may have come across a picture circulating around social media of a large digital timer in New York City. An Instagram post of the 15-digit clock from Washington Post garnered...

We can’t get back to “normal”

Sile Surman, Columnist September 10, 2020

If you haven’t parsed through Trump’s 2020 campaign platform yet, first of all, smart thinking. It’s a waste of time. The "goals" are so vague and unattainable that I question the judgment of its...

Foot fetishists urge public to make carbon footprint as large as possible

Ann Karneus, Toe Sucker March 12, 2020

Last week, Foot Fetishists United (FFU) issued a controversial press release stating that they are in support of climate change.  “While overwhelming scientific evidence shows that the planet is...

Green New Deal Q & A with Professor Brick

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter February 18, 2020

What is the Green New Deal? Besides serving as an example of the current polarization of climate-related issues, the Green New Deal is a legislative package that proposes sweeping changes to the current...

What you can do to stop climate change

Gavin Victor, Columnist October 9, 2019

In the wake of the climate strike, it's obvious that Americans are worried about climate change. We know our culture is doing something wrong, but we brush the guilt off of ourselves and onto corporations....

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Greta Thunberg isn’t the only climate activist you should know about

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 9, 2019

The 16-year-old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg, a climate change activist, has been making headlines all over the world since she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness for climate change. She...

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