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Community airs pollution concerns at Strassburger’s listening session

Community airs pollution concerns at Strassburger’s listening session

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

June 27, 2019

Each speaker was given three minutes at the microphone. They touched on a variety of issues, including electric busing and the Clairton Coke Works plant.

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 18, 2019

We place trust in these politicians to protect us, and their refusal to acknowledge the health and environmental violations is doing the opposite.

Eating to help the environment

Eating to help the environment

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Columnist

November 13, 2018

A recent U.N. report on climate change shows we have only a couple of decades before we feel the serious effects of global warming. It’s more crucial now than ever to make environmentally conscious decisions — and those start on your plate.

SGB debate funding for student event

SGB debate funding for student event

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

During Student Government Board’s weekly public meeting Tuesday night, the board had its first divided vote of the 2017-2018 school year. Executive Vice President Zuri Kent-Smith and board member Ami Fall opposed the funding of the Students for Liberty and Engineering Business Administration event, ...

When environmental groups overstep, progress halts

When environmental groups overstep, progress halts

By Brian Gentry | Columnist

December 6, 2017

The auditorium of Arsenal Middle School contained an eclectic mix of people Monday night. In the middle aisle, a sharply dressed younger crowd in scarves and thick-rimmed glasses conversed with representatives from environmental groups such as PennEnvironment and Lawrenceville United. Meanwhile, gruff, blue-...

To realize your passion, go into the field

To realize your passion, go into the field

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News

August 21, 2017

As I watched the sun fall behind the mountain peaks surrounding the K BAR Z Guest Ranch in early July, the valley below was an uncharacteristic shade of blue, unlike the past few nights. Something else felt different, too — it was the last night of Pitt’s Yellowstone Field Study. I already knew I ...

Pittsburgh goes green, despite what you might’ve heard

Pittsburgh goes green, despite what you might’ve heard

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News

August 21, 2017

When President Donald Trump decided to pull out of the Paris climate agreements, he said that he was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris — a statement that was met with fiery outlash from important figures such as Mayor Bill Peduto, who said that Pittsburgh will in fact continue to abide by the Paris agreements....

Editorial: Environmental justice requires more than reviews

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 21, 2015

Many environmentalists thought when Tom Corbett left the Pennsylvania governor’s mansion in January, his silver shield around oil and gas companies left with him. Yet, oil and gas companies are just as present as they used to be — at least in the form of fracking. As of now, fracking, the proces...

Dining Guide: Real food enhances student health, environment

Dining Guide: Real food enhances student health, environment

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist

October 1, 2015

At any given time, students fill our on-campus dining hall, Market Central. After swiping in, the dining hall is packed with students crowding around the omelet station, deciding between a wrap and stir fry, or hovering around to find a booth. Many of these students couldn’t tell you what’s in the fo...

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