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Scott Pruitt confirmed to head EPA

Scott Pruitt was confirmed as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Feb. 17 in a Senate vote of 52-46. The decision to appoint the former Attorney General of Oklahoma has sparked controversy among government officials and environmental groups who note his history of

Green Space: Environmental news roundup

Editor’s Note: Also written by Blair Henderson and Amelia Diehl. Global: According to U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, global temperatures were at a record high for the third straight year in 2016. Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the University

The Women’s March and climate change

The Women’s March this past weekend brought together a wide array of concerned citizens, united in centering the experiences and voices of women in this nation’s urgent fight to reclaim democracy. While we march for the basic rights we deserve in this country, we also

What Trump’s presidency means for the climate

While the term “last chance” has been thrown around a lot in the past few years when it comes to climate change, it seems that this election cycle represented what really was the best window of a decent chance at fighting climate change. Climate scientists

Madison hosts interfaith climate solidarity rally

This article was originally published on Sept. 28, 2015. On Thursday, Sept. 24, around 50 people gathered at James Madison Park in Madison, Wis., to reflect on climate change as a moral issue in an interfaith call to action. The event, called “Light the Way:

Why you should care about the California drought

I used to absolutely love flying home to California. It was magical to see flat cornfields of the Midwest suddenly become a view of vast oceans, lively mountains and healthy pine trees. But recently I stopped fighting for the window seat when I fly home,

Climate protest comes to Rockford

A shorter, incomplete version of this article appeared in the print edition. Video by Amelia Diehl/The Round Table A two-headed black snake slithered through the streets of Rockford, Ill. on Friday evening, carried on poles by members of the climate justice group Forest City 350.

Philosopher and pianist reflect on extinction

This article was originally published on Oct. 5, 2015. “Life begins like music,” Kathleen Dean Moore offered from the stage, pausing for Rachelle McCabe to join in with delicate piano. She continued, describing the ways ecosystems developed from “gelatinous themes,” and McCabe’s soft instrumental followed,

Could Beloit College divest from fossil fuels?

This article was originally published on Nov. 23, 2015. A shorter version appeared in the print edition. Since Swarthmore College started the first campus campaign to divest from fossil fuels in 2011, over 450 institutions around the world have committed to some level of fossil