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Opinion | Getting blue-collar workers to work for the environment may save the economy

The Green New Deal is proposed legislation that focuses on climate change and reducing economic inequality.
September 29, 2020
The free market is failing to address climate change and

Sustainability Office survey to help guide future on-campus efforts

Pitt’s Office of Sustainability is located in Benedum Hall.
April 16, 2020
The Pitt Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey aims to evaluate the University community’s knowledge of the current sustainability efforts on campus.

Op-ed: If Pitt wants to be carbon-neutral by 2037, it must invest in land

Op-ed: If Pitt wants to be carbon-neutral by 2037, it must invest in land
March 5, 2020
At the winter Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 28, Pitt made a historic commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2037. Now comes the hard part of actually figuring out how to implement this goal.

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable
January 27, 2020
This rule — a replacement to the Waters of the United States rule that was repealed in September 2019 — is a massively inferior update to the policy it replaces and is the latest of Trump’s careless environmental policies.

Pittsburgh climate change activists plan for the future

Leandra Mira (left) and Sarah Hart protest for action against climate change at the Pittsburgh City-County Building every Friday.
January 14, 2020
Leandra Mira organized the local branch of September's Global Climate Strike, which an estimated 1,000 people attended, making it the largest climate rally ever held in Pittsburgh. Now, another large-scale protest is being planned for Earth Day.

Editorial | Climate change denial is an economic and environmental failure

Danah Bialoruski
August 29, 2019
It’s likely that even older generations will have to face the financial burdens of denying climate change, especially with these loosening regulations.

Community airs pollution concerns at Strassburger’s listening session

Billy Epting, who lives in Lawrenceville, brought his six-month-old daughter to City Councilperson Erika Strassburger’s community listening session Wednesday.
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

U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant.
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
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

(Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
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...

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