climate change

Climate change is a growing danger

Climate change is a growing danger

11/15/2018 By Duke Staff The images coming out of California leave a horrific impression. It looks like one is witnessing Armageddon or taking a peek into Dante’s mind when he envisioned Hell. Since Nov. 8, California has been devastated by three incredibly destructive — and deadly — wildfires. The Camp Fire, located north of Sacramento, […]

New report warns of climate change, fast-coming dangers

New report warns of climate change, fast-coming dangers

10/11/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The world has a fever, and we’re making it worse. After three years of research, South Korea’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report detailing the pressing dangers we can and will face if we don’t take action now. In the past, the study […]

BME creates first recyclable 3D printing system

BME creates first recyclable 3D printing system

08/23/2018 Hallie Lauer | Features Editor  With the recent push toward removing plastic straws from coffee shops, it’s no wonder that the search for other ways to eliminate plastic pollution has taken off. That search has also made its way to Duquesne. Sophomore biomedical engineering major Karli Sutton, along with Professor Benjamin Goldschmidt, created a […]

Event encourages waste reduction on campus

Event encourages waste reduction on campus

Jamie Crow | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 On a college campus it can be pretty hard to live a zero-waste lifestyle. What’s even harder is figuring out where to start. It seems like everywhere you look we’re surrounded by single-use plastics that are impossible to avoid. On April 6, Evergreen held its second annual Waste is […]

Stephen Hawking lives on posthumously in science

Stephen Hawking lives on posthumously in science

03/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor In 1963, Stephen Hawking was given only a few years to live following a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, colloquially known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A few years became 55, and the young, talented student became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University — a position once […]

White House should work to combat climate change

White House should work to combat climate change

By Shivani Gosai 2/7/18 One of the most globally pressing issues is the current state of the Earths climate. Increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere are causing our planet to see the warmest years on record. Consequences of our changing climate can be seen through increases in global temperatures, melting ice […]

Recent natural disasters should bring our attention to climate change

Recent natural disasters should bring our attention to climate change

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 09/21/17 Climate change is a notoriously tricky subject to discuss, this being as it is a very politically charged conversation. Whether you believe in climate change or not, it’s time to start paying attention to the way we treat our home. Many people have been attributing the recent devastation […]

Children key in changing global climate

Children key in changing global climate

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor As much as some people try to deny its presence, global warming is real and can’t be ignored. A quick Google search pulls up handfuls of credible websites with statistics and scientific studies that show the Earth’s temperature is up and its ice levels are down. This is a […]

Climate conference reduces emissions with ‘carbon neutrality’

Climate conference reduces emissions with ‘carbon neutrality’

By Gigi Jeddi | The Duquesne Duke A three-day conference on climate change hosted by Duquesne last week attracted dozens of speakers and attendees, and generated approximately 70 metric tons of carbon emissions due travel, food and energy consumption. However, these emissions were offset by a new environmental concept — carbon neutrality. Carbon neutrality is […]