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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

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Climate change’s effect on earth is detrimental, being overlooked

Natalya Horstmeier, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

The 28th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference was held Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This conference concluded with an agreement that, according to the United Nations, ...

Art by Vivian Spear.

Climate change spurs journalistic awakening

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 4, 2021
or members of Generation Z, the threat of climate change is a life-long presence. Junior Brooke Novinger, co-president of RBHS Conservation Club, said she first heard about the issue in late elementary school while reading National Geographic “articles about glaciers melting and rising average temperatures.”
Art by Lorelei Dohm.

Sea level rise caused by world powers leave South Pacific islands vulnerable

Shubha Gautam November 3, 2021
The western Pacific Ocean has experienced sea level rises two to three times greater than the global average, leading to almost 0.3 meters of net rise since 1990. Additionally, a high surf event in Dec. 2008 overwashed numerous atolls in Micronesia, devastating freshwater supplies and agriculture on 60% of the inhabited islands. Natural disasters such as this exacerbate the living conditions of the residents of these islands, but with countries like Kiribati contributing to just 0.6% of the world greenhouse gas emissions, they are not the root cause of the problem.
Art by Vivian Spear.

Wildfire smoke spreads across nation, contaminates air quality

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 3, 2021
In the past five years, record breaking wildfires have plagued California, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The amount of land burned by the wildfires are at an all-time high, with over 10 million acres destroyed in 2020.
Day 79

Day 79

Bailey Stover June 4, 2020
Senior Bailey Stover spent her 79th day of social distancing hanging out with her family, watching Netflix, exercising and discussing issues regarding race.
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.
Day 17

Day 17

Bailey Stover April 3, 2020
Senior Bailey Stover spent her seventeenth day of social distancing video conferencing with her journalism staff, watching TV, writing and playing Spades.
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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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.
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