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Opinion | The air we breathe is killing (some of) us

Opinion | The air we breathe is killing (some of) us

By Grace DeLallo, Staff Columnist November 17, 2021
The air we breathe actively harms the residents of Pittsburgh, and the state government seems to be allowing it.
Opinion | Environmental organizations need to support nuclear energy

Opinion | Environmental organizations need to support nuclear energy

By Dalia Maeroff, Staff Columnist October 9, 2020
By not actively advocating for nuclear energy, environmental organizations are ignoring the research and warnings of leading climate scientists and putting business before our planet.
The Trump administration announced Thursday its final plan to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Opinion | Arctic Refuge must remain protected from oil drilling

By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor August 20, 2020
Plans to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge carelessly put a vulnerable ecosystem at risk in a move that is characteristic of the Trump administration.
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

By Austin Jepsky, graduate student in sustainable engineering 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.
Former EPA employee Mustafa Santiago Ali sat in the audience at the Twentieth Century Club as he spoke about climate injustice Wednesday.

Communities play major role in solving environmental issues

By Brian Gentry, Contributing Editor October 1, 2018
As state and national governments fail to adequately protect residents from industrial emissions and a changing climate, local communities must step up to effect change on their own behalf.
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