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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
In order to combat future infectious diseases and protect the planet, we must tackle factors that contribute to climate change.
Political action, youth involvement necessary to protect environment

Political action, youth involvement necessary to protect environment

Bailey Stover April 10, 2020
Environmental advocates with the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and the Sierra Club express the urgent need for youth activists and political change to protect Earth's future.
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.
Photo illustration of single-use plastics by Sophie Froese.

Plastic pollution ruinous to environment, requires immediate action

Multiple Authors February 17, 2020
Climate change is worldwide and having dramatic effects on the Earth's natural environment. Single-use plastics and micro-plastics threaten life globally.
Climate change presents hazards for Missouri agriculture

Climate change presents hazards for Missouri agriculture

William Yoo February 3, 2020
Recent developments in climate change have placed heavier burdens on Missouri farmers, forcing them to change the tried-and-true methods of farming.
Photo by Sarah Mosteller.

Invasive species threaten Missouri wildlife

Isabella Perkins January 16, 2020
Environmental degradation and pollution contribute to climate change slowly killing off ecosystems, animal species and soon humans as a whole. 
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
Ryan Choe details the causes of rainfall issues, including floods and droughts, and the effect on the local, national and statewide communities.
Commonplace items hold potential to be repurposed.

That’s trash: hidden potential in everyday garbage

Audrey Novinger November 25, 2019
Commonplace items often end up in landfills, but could be repurposed, or upcycled, instead. The upcycling process eliminates waste and transforms old objects into unique treasures.
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
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 to change their actions or else suffer the inevitable consequences. 
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.
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