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A double rainbow appears in the sky after a heavy storm hits the Quad Cities on Sunday, May 7, 2023.

Sudden floods, snow and rain isn’t to sing about

Taylor Roth May 20, 2023

Sudden changes in the weather are not something to be concerned about, but extreme changes, such as going from eighty-degree weather to forty with a chance of snow within a week, does raise concerns.  The...

Climate positivity remains crucial

Chloe Baxter May 17, 2023

When considering the issue of global warming, it’s easy to be a cynic. The ice caps are melting, killing polar bears and penguins. Sea levels are rising, pushing whole nations underwater. It’s true,...

Warming up to climate change: The limit of individual action

Emmeline Kenealy November 20, 2022

Climate activists with Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and other organizations cycled across a private jet runway and chained themselves to aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Nov. 5. These protesters...

The global warming crisis

The global warming crisis

Sarah Kayali April 10, 2019

One of my favorites spots to study is a small coffee shop called Milltown Coffee located on River Drive street, where I can enjoy gazing at the Mississippi River outside the window.  Recently, as I was...

Climate change is real and is already happening

October 19, 2017

The rapid succession of three major hurricanes is clear evidence that it is time to acknowledge the realities of climate change. An estimated 50 people have died due to Hurricane Harvey. On top of that,...

Global Warning About Global Warming

December 16, 2016

Global warming is a hot topic (no pun intended), and while most people believe it exists, there are still many who believe it is a hoax. Global warming is real, so it's time to stop denying it. There has...

Shrinking Aral Sea marks bigger problem

October 1, 2014

News broke to the world on Monday that the Aral Sea is nearly dried up. This massive lake, once the fourth largest in the world, has been decimated by Soviet Russian irrigation projects, according to a...

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