The Texas Power Grid May Be a Warning for the Future

By: Brandi Young Winter storm Uri has swept across the country affecting people and states from coast to coast. In Ohio, the biggest inconvenience was a delay with clearing the roads. But oddly enough, this storm also hit Texas, which typically experiences an arid climate with very mild winters. Texas normally averages 50 degrees Fahrenheit … More The Texas Power Grid May Be a Warning for the Future

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

139 Reasons

By: Sofia Liszka All sorts of numbers frame and convey our triumphs in life, but my time as Editor in Chief of GreenHawks Media can best be encapsulated by just one: 139. When I look back on the 139 articles and photo pieces published on the site during my tenure, each of them revives the … More 139 Reasons

The Effects of Air Pollution on Brain Activity

By: Jackie Dutkanych According to the World Health Organization, there are 4.2 million deaths worldwide caused by air pollution. More than 90 percent of the world’s population is breathing in unhealthy air on a daily basis. We often hear about how human pollution is affecting Earth, causing climate change and global warming, and how this … More The Effects of Air Pollution on Brain Activity

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

Sustainability in the Time of Coronavirus

By: Elizabeth Weber With many traveling home due to the unexpected close of the semester, the investigative committee decided to change its course towards something more applicable to current events. With so many current stressors, sustainability and recycling might not be the first thing on your mind; however, I hope to provide you with some … More Sustainability in the Time of Coronavirus

Investigating Palm Oil in Costa Rica over J-Term

By: Makayla Archer It’s in everything. Palm oil, from its definition, is harmless. On product labels, it can be listed as palm oil, vegetable fat, palm fruit oil, stearic acid, palm kernel, palm kernel oil, vegetable oil, sodium kernelate, glyceryl and more. Palm oil comes from the fruit of palm trees. Palm trees are native … More Investigating Palm Oil in Costa Rica over J-Term

Academic Series: The Development of Pharmaceutical Fish

By: Jackie Dutkanych This week, GreenHawks Media presents its first Academic Series, a feature of written pieces from Miami students interested in sustainability. These students were all enrolled in Professor Scott Johnston’s IES 274 class, Introduction to the Environment and Sustainability, in the fall. See the bottom of each article to learn more about its … More Academic Series: The Development of Pharmaceutical Fish

Students in Sustainability: Advice From an Animal Lover

By: Brandi Young The health of our Earth has been in decline, so it is only natural that more people are getting interested in the different types of solutions to reverse the problem, or at the very least, reduce the rate of decline. As a part of GreenHawks Media’s “Students in Sustainability” highlights, I took … More Students in Sustainability: Advice From an Animal Lover