The Earth can’t handle the heat, and neither can we.

The impacts of increasing heat waves are more than skin deep. BY: CHELSEA WORRELL As winter ushers in the first snowfall to Miami University, I find myself reminiscing on the hotter days of summer and fall.  In freezing temperatures, nothing sounds more enticing than a warm, sunny day.  But cooling temperatures provide only temporary relief … More The Earth can’t handle the heat, and neither can we.

Hurricanes & Wildfires & Floods, oh my!

BY: CELINE THORMANN The recent news cycle has been inundated with stories of natural disasters of unusual intensity, duration, and span. With stories of disasters coming from all around the country and in every direction, it can be difficult to keep track of what is happening, where it’s taking place, and why. In recent weeks, we have … More Hurricanes & Wildfires & Floods, oh my!

Opinion: The U.S. Has Rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement

By: Annalise Chapdelaine As of last Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, the United States has rejoined the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Here’s what that is and what it means for the environment.  On Dec. 12, 2015, 196 countries agreed to sign the Paris Climate Agreement to monitor and combat climate change. Signatories agreed to work towards … More Opinion: The U.S. Has Rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Speaks on Climate Change

By: Alex Knutte On Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12th, Miami University welcomed Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, the Dean of the University of Michigan school for the Environment and Sustainability, to speak virtually to students, staff and alumni. Overpeck was this year’s speaker for the annual Dr. Gene and Carol Willeke Frontiers in Environmental Science … More Nobel Peace Prize Winner Speaks on Climate Change

Climate Crises in the Time of a Pandemic: Update

By: Lindsey Brown A few months ago in April, Helena Wolenski wrote an eye-opening piece highlighting the environmental impacts we have witnessed as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic this year. Some of these impacts include a decrease in carbon dioxide and fossil fuel emissions in many of the largest emitting countries , including … More Climate Crises in the Time of a Pandemic: Update

A Virtual Earth Day

By: Alex Knutte Wednesday, April 22, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme was climate action, as it is the biggest stressor our planet currently faces.  With strikes and mass gatherings cancelled due to COVID-19, people celebrated the day a little differently than normal. Even though much of the world is … More A Virtual Earth Day

Earth Day 2020: 5 Great Environmental Changes Happening Around the World

By: Denali Selent Today, April 22, 2020, marks 50 years since millions of frustrated Americans took to the streets to raise awareness for dire environmental crises plaguing the country. Decades of industrial expansion were beginning to have serious impacts on the planet, and many were fed up with the lack of awareness and political action … More Earth Day 2020: 5 Great Environmental Changes Happening Around the World

The History of the Discovery of Climate Change

By: Aidan Das Over the past few decades, the impacts of human activity on the environment and the hot topics of global warming and climate change have become more prominent in the media and in government policymaking. But what do all these buzzwords actually mean, and how did concern for the Earth’s changing climate actually … More The History of the Discovery of Climate Change

WE ACT Executive Director Visits Miami

By: Alex Knutte On Thursday March 5, Miami University welcomed Peggy Shepard, the co-founder and executive director of  WE ACT for Environmental Justice, to campus. Shepard was this year’s speaker for the annual Dr. Gene and Carol Willeke Frontiers in Environmental Science Distinguished Lecture put on by Miami’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. Students, … More WE ACT Executive Director Visits Miami