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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...

Disney Teaches Brutal Lesson about Global Warming by Shutting Down Club Penguin

Anthony Reale, News Retorter February 23, 2017

The Walt Disney Media Giant announced at the end of January that the children’s gaming platform Club Penguin would be shutting down after several years of success with both children 5 to 10 years old...

Divestment refuels for spring

Natalie Berg February 5, 2015

Though the Whitman College Board of Trustees stated the college will not divest from the fossil fuel industry, students in the Divest Whitman movement are still trying to change their minds. Students...

International Community Should Support Wind Power

Dani Hupper November 14, 2013

The merits of today's energy sources are all relative. As there is no completely pollutant-free way to harness energy, we are forced to pick the lesser of many evils. And with a few practical technological...

Nuclear Power Offers Different Solution

Nuclear Power Offers Different Solution

Dani Hupper October 31, 2013

After Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island (nuclear power plants that unintentionally exposed thousands to radioactivity), it has been taboo for an environmentalist to be pro-nuclear. While I...

Meats Contribution to Climate Change

Meat’s Contribution to Climate Change

Dani Hupper October 17, 2013

It probably seems impossible to give up sizzling bacon with your eggs in the morning, barbecue ribs right off the charcoal grill or Grandma's roasted Thanksgiving turkey. But if you're seriously committed...

Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers

Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers

Dani Hupper October 10, 2013

The public debate on hydraulic fracturing (the process of pumping a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to crack rock formations and release natural gas) is nearly impossible to follow....

Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement

Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement

Lachlan Johnson January 24, 2013

In its most recent effort to organize efforts to combat global warming, Climate Campus Challenge (CCC) aims to change Whitman College's investment policy to encourage the college to withdraw funds, or...

Growing your Favorite Burger

philipcheng April 28, 2012

Why do you like your favorite food? Most people would say they like their favorite food because they like its taste. But most people don't realize that they not only take comfort in familiar flavors but...

U-B Letters to the Editor spur conversation on climate change

U-B Letters to the Editor spur conversation on climate change

Emily Lin-Jones April 19, 2012

"Here's a challenge for anyone who really believes anthropogenic global warming exists: prove it," wrote Steve Singleton in a December 2011 letter published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. Over...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

Nathan Fisher December 1, 2011

Little baby penguins singing and dancing are only cute for so long. "Happy Feet Two" tries to rekindle the love of the first dancing and singing penguins movie but falls flat like a penguin trying...

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