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Bearing News

Baby fox. Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

Human activities prove detrimental to environment, increase risk of infectious diseases

Audrey Novinger April 14, 2020

Opinion Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives and spurred restrictions that affect more than one third of the world’s population, environmental sustainability may...

Political action, youth involvement necessary to protect environment

Political action, youth involvement necessary to protect environment

Bailey Stover April 10, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left"]In 1892, Scottish-American preservationist John Muir founded the Sierra Club. The environmental protection organization now has roughly 750,000 members...

Blue recycling bag. Photo by Audrey Novinger

Waste Minimization Coordinator Ben Kreitner answers questions about city recycling policies

Audrey Novinger March 18, 2020

Recycling is one form of waste disposal that involves collecting materials and sending them through a process that converts them to new products. Some benefits of recycling include a reduction in the amount...

Photo illustration of single-use plastics by Sophie Froese.

Plastic pollution ruinous to environment, requires immediate action

Multiple Authors February 17, 2020

Earlier this year, a Sperm Whale was found dead on a beach in Scotland with a 100kg “‘Huge ball’ of nets, ropes, plastic cups, bags, gloves, packing straps, tubing” in its stomach, according to...

Climate change presents hazards for Missouri agriculture

Climate change presents hazards for Missouri agriculture

William Yoo February 3, 2020

Since he began walking, senior Evan Diehls has worked on his family’s Missouri beef farm. Just last year, he started taking on managerial tasks: checking the feed, sorting cattle, working sale dates...

Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

Invasive species threaten Missouri wildlife

Isabella Perkins January 16, 2020

Little decisions like burning coal, using non renewable resources and damaging the planet to dig up oil are all little decisions that contribute to climate change slowly killing off ecosystems, animal...

The Earths lights as seen from space. Image and caption adapted from NASAs Earth Observatory. Credit: Data courtesy of Marc Imhoff of NASA GSFC and Christopher Elvidge of NOAA NGDC. Image by Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.

What even is climate change?

Emily Dearing December 18, 2019

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Photo by Camryn DeVore

Rainfall effects reveal damp outlook

Ryan Choe December 9, 2019

Like a blanket trapping in heat and causing a massive disruption in our ecosystems, climate change spreads to all corners of the globe.  Companies, houses and cars and other carbon-emitting things burn...

Commonplace items hold potential to be repurposed.

That’s trash: hidden potential in everyday garbage

Audrey Novinger November 25, 2019

Opinion Newspapers, cereal boxes and empty peanut butter jars may be commonplace to the ordinary eye, but they are treasures to my artistic eye. From discarded containers to wrinkled magazines, the...

The four renewable energy sources: solar, wind, hydroelectric and nuclear. Art by Lorelei Dohm.

Renewable resources shape future of energy

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 22, 2019

A 92 by 92 mile grid of solar polarvotaic panels could power the U.S.’s electricity needs, according to a 2012 study for the book Terra Nova by Eric Sanderson. Solar power, energy from the sun converted...

Art by Lorelei Dohm

Science fiction double feature: climate change is no Hollywood hoax

Bailey Stover November 22, 2019

Editorial Since its origin, science fiction (sci-fi) has long been an indicator of humanity’s outlook on its future. Through fictional situations and characters, works could act as warnings for audiences...

NASA scientists have a new super HD view of how carbon dioxide in the air moves around the world with the winds. They used an ultra-high-resolution computer model 64 times greater than typical climate models. Each pixel grid size is four miles wide. During late summer, forest fires in Africa produce plumes of CO2. During late autumn to winter, the bright reds show the three major sources of fossil fuel burning: the eastern U.S., Europe and China. The winds blow much of the CO2 towards the North Pole.
NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center

Carbon emissions contribute to atmospheric contamination

Sarah Ding November 22, 2019

In its most basic form, carbon is the most common element for life on Earth. From the air in the atmosphere to the chemical makeup of humans’ bodies, carbon is essential for survival. Carbon naturally...

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