global warming

Rainforest fires part of disturbing trend

Rainforest fires part of disturbing trend

08/29/2019 By Duke Staff It’s 3 p.m. in São Paulo, and the skies overhead are black. Hundreds of miles away, the Amazon rainforest is burning. Last week, a cold front carried the plume of smoke clear across Brazil and blotted out the sun, turning day to night in the city named for Paul the Apostle. […]

Climate Change and green energy will have impact on economy

Climate Change and green energy will have impact on economy

04/25/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  I’m signing up to take a biology class, and it’s not just because my best friend is a bio major and I want to understand her when she says mitochondria are more than the powerhouse of the cell. Rather than just taking astronomy or an easier natural science […]

Low temperatures spark climate change debate. Again.

Low temperatures spark climate change debate. Again.

01/31/2019 By Duke Staff As temperatures dip to record lows in Pittsburgh and across the Midwest, residents are warned to avoid leaving their homes. Schools and universities have cancelled several days worth of classes in anticipation of the below-zero wind chills (including Duquesne, albeit late with their 8 a.m. cancellation on Wednesday morning). And, of […]

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 […]

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 […]