The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt School of Nursing on Victoria Street.

Pitt School of Nursing joins the Nurses Climate Challenge to implement climate education in curriculum

By Madilyn Cianci, Staff Writer December 1, 2022
As the effects of climate change continue to increase, the School of Nursing joined the Nurses Climate Challenge to provide students with the tools to recognize and prevent climate-related health conditions within health systems.
Editorial | Activism should help a cause, not just a grab for headlines

Editorial | Activism should help a cause, not just a grab for headlines

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 16, 2022
Donald Trump’s worst nightmare came true for one of the world’s most infamous paintings last week.
Laborers carry produce as they wade through a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Lahore, Pakistan, in July.

Opinion | Pakistan drowns while world offers little more than condolences

By Grant Van Robays, For The Pitt News September 22, 2022
The U.S. must commit more aid in the short and long term to help Pakistan recover during historic floods.
Protestors gather around a totem pole carved by the Lummi House of Tears Carvers during a climate protest in Oakland Wednesday afternoon.

Oakland climate strike protests ‘false’ clean energy solutions

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer September 21, 2022
There’s a quick and simple way to tell if a climate change solution is legitimate, according to Anaïs Peterson. “If it's not talking about getting off of fossil fuels in a just and immediate way, it's not a viable or real climate solution,” Peterson said.
Inside of an operating room during a surgery.

Pitt researchers discuss operating room sustainability practices

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer July 22, 2022
Combating climate change in the healthcare sector is especially important for Melissa Belic, professor in civil and environmental engineering and co-director of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.
Opinion | Earth needs your attention now, not in one billion years

Opinion | Earth needs your attention now, not in one billion years

By Anita Bengert, Staff Columnist April 21, 2022
If the public doesn’t demand that governments and corporations stop investing in fossil fuels and promote renewable energy now, then the planet will very soon face irreversible consequences.
Editorial | How to simultaneously combat climate change and your climate anxiety

Editorial | How to simultaneously combat climate change and your climate anxiety

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 12, 2021
There are meaningful ways to help combat your climate anxiety and climate change that go beyond getting rid of plastic straws.
Opinion | We need to adapt to an already changed climate

Opinion | We need to adapt to an already changed climate

By Talia Spillerman, For The Pitt News September 14, 2021
Many people in our society, who are already at a societal disadvantage or live in an area prone to natural disasters, are already feeling the implications of global warming.
Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist September 7, 2021
Many people’s current reactions to the crises we face range from only mildly helpful to actively counterproductive.
More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland on Friday afternoon during a climate strike rally, urging climate justice and fossil fuel divestment. Organized by Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh, the protest started on Flagstaff Hill before protesters walked to the Cathedral of Learning.

Climate change march fights for climate justice and youth representation

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland on Friday afternoon urging climate justice and fossil fuel divestment. The group chanted, “Divest. Protect. Rebuild” and, “Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go.”
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