Tag Archives: Climate Change

Mangrove loss threatens Kenyan coastal communities and the climate

This article on Climate Change News brings up the matter of Mangrove forests in Kenya and examines how the destruction of these forests may impact climate change on a level that we may not expect. It is common knowledge that the destruction of forested areas around the world has caused unprecedented habitat loss and problems between […]

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Climate Change and The Value of the Great Lakes

Even in the Fall, the sunset on Lake Michigan is breathtaking, as the sunlight dances over the dark waters, but all eyes are on the bride and groom. A lake-side beach wedding in September seems like an unusual choice, but Valerie Ann Strong “could not imagine a more perfect location.” She grew up in a […]

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The Future of the American Farmer

Eighty degrees and blazing sun is not a typical winter day in Southeast Michigan. It is however good news for Tomm Becker, 33, owner of Sunseed Farms in Ann Arbor. A soft, warm breeze rustles through the last clinging leaves of the giant white oak that stands at the center of his ten-acre property. Strewn […]

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EcoReview: Take Your Carbon Footprint Out To Dinner

Rachel Beglin, Parker Garman, Clare Hudock Knight News Challenge Application Project Title: “EcoReview: Take Your Carbon Footprint Out To Dinner” Requested Amount: $25,000 Expected Amount of Time to Complete the Project: 6 months Project Description If you have ever found yourself wondering what your environmental impact is at the restaurants where you eat and drink, […]

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Ancient findings support climate change predictions

Cool article about new findings! http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31131336 New findings about ancient times suggest that the recent predictions made by the IPCC about climate change in relation to rising carbon emissions are correct. Scientists from the UK and Australia have used climate records and ancient carbon samples trapped in ice to construct a model of how climate responded […]

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Why are American’s so distrustful about Climate Change?

Throughout all of these articles, one thing was definitely clear, climate change is happening. I am terribly confused about how all of these articles say that it is a fact, all of the scientists say it is a fact, but still such a large population of American does not believe that this is an issue. […]

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Climate Change as seen through the Keystone Pipeline

Climate change is a massive issue, which means that it comes up in many stories that the news cover. Each of the smaller events or stories that climate change is tied to can have an impact on what people think about the larger global warming dilemma.  One recent issue that has been tied to climate […]

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Politics and Environment: The Warsaw Summit

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/11/10/climate-conferenceconvenesmondayinwarsaw.html The Warsaw Summit is the next major meeting of nations to discuss and pass resolutions on climate change. Politics are inextricably tied to summits like this – try to recall the controversial Copenhagen Summit in 2009 and the disappointment following the lack of substantial policy change made there. The most striking for me from […]

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Climate Change Reporting

We are still at a point in our nations history that we do not unanimously recognize that climate change is happening and that it is being caused by our actions.  Reporting on this issue can be hard, because it is difficult to get many people to care about the environment and see how it connects to their own lives, and more […]

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Improving climate coverage: risks, hopes — and wikipedia and Colbert?

Many young Americans say that they get a lot of their news from people such as Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. Does Colbert’s humor help clarify climate change — or not? Is it effective — why or why not? Should this be viewed as news? For many traditional journalists, just choosing to cover climate change […]

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