Climate Change

 UConn professor explains how future climate change could cause intense storms, floods during Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series 

 UConn professor explains how future climate change could cause intense storms, floods during Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series 

Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Eversource Energy Center at UConn, warned the audience of the dramatic effects that climate change and extreme storms could have on Connecticut in the future during a lecture at Konover Auditorium Wednesday evening, as part of the Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series.  

Katsouleas lacking specificity in climate email 

Katsouleas lacking specificity in climate email 

As the climate itself pushes into more dangerous territory, tensions run high all across the world on how to save our planet and people from impending disasters. At the University of Connecticut, this tension has coalesced in the formation of a Fridays for Future group on campus.

Fast fashion needs to die a swift death

Fast fashion needs to die a swift death

Fast fashion is just one aspect of a suffocating amount of factors that can often make it feel like we have no influence as individuals to better the planet. We try to mitigate our carbon footprint with a series of small changes, but what could we be doing when governments and billion-dollar corporations still aren’t on board?  

Students march to demand UConn respond to climate change 

Students march to demand UConn respond to climate change 

Hundreds of students protested the University of Connecticut’s lack of climate action by walking out of class, making speeches and marching to Gulley Hall to list UConn-specific climate demands Friday afternoon. 

Those responsible for climate change will suffer the least  

Those responsible for climate change will suffer the least  

It is inarguable that humans are having an impact on the climate, and even the various departments within the administration of our climate-change-denying president back the rest of the science community. Increasing global temperatures, more frequent drought conditions and increasing mosquito populations will all impact our most vulnerable communities. 

Fridays for Future: Why you should leave class 

Fridays for Future: Why you should leave class 

This Friday, people across the globe will be stepping out of their commitments to protest the lack of action by their governments to combat climate change in a movement aptly titled Fridays for Future. As the event was started by 15-year-old Greta Thunberg, it seems only fitting that a group of University of Connecticut students would kick start their own chapter of the movement.  

Photos worth a thousand words for minorities in the environmentalist movement

Photos worth a thousand words for minorities in the environmentalist movement

In light of the growing awareness of climate change and call to action for environmental justice, students like Xinyu Lin seek to advocate for the marginalized communities within the movement

The coral reefs are dying, and we need to save them 

The coral reefs are dying, and we need to save them 

Our actions have consequences, not just for us, but for the rest of the world. This is evident in the destruction caused by climate change. If this summer’s heat waves left you sweating and longing for a beach day, maybe it is time to think about the effect our habits are having on the ocean’s creatures, not to mention the rest of the planet. 

Global warming and world hunger, one way to stop both 

Global warming and world hunger, one way to stop both 

We’ve all heard the saying, “killing two birds with one stone,” which means solving two problems with one solution. In my opinion, global warming and world hunger are the two largest problems we face as humans.

The True Solution to Climate Change: An unregulated, free market 

The True Solution to Climate Change: An unregulated, free market 

Governments’ respective inabilities to protect the environment, their natural resources and the lives of their citizens from harm. Because these and countless other events have proven that governments are unable to protect their rich ecological resources, the government should not be charged with such an important responsibility.

UConn receives $2.25 million grant from National Science Foundation

UConn receives $2.25 million grant from National Science Foundation

The University of Connecticut has received a $2.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a new program called Environment Corps. The program, also known as E-Corps, aims to use STEM skills to address environmental issues like climate adaptation, brownfield remediation and municipal level stormwater management.

In order to fight climate change, give power to cities

In order to fight climate change, give power to cities

Cities are one of the most basic units of governance. Because of this, their democratic institutions are flexible and responsive to their residents’ specific needs. Their city planners can paint with a small brush, designing policies that cater to specific problems endemic to certain communities. Obtaining community consent for projects is a real, achievable goal.