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Can the free market solve climate change?

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

November 26, 2019

If there is any idea that is despised most when debating climate change and environmental protection, it is free market environmentalism. The idea of solving climate change by reducing regulations and taxes doesn’t sound like a viable solution. However, it is the best path for rich and poor nations...

Massive wildfire sets Lebanon ablaze

Massive wildfire sets Lebanon ablaze

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 24, 2019

Some of the worst wildfires in Lebanon’s history are currently raging in the southern coastal section of the country, specifically in the wooded Chouf region. Officials are saying these devasting wildfires are caused by the unusually high temperatures and strong winds that have been hitting th...

Food waste: a worldwide problem with billions of dollars at steak

Food waste: a worldwide problem with billions of dollars at steak

Danny Panken, Contributor

October 24, 2019

Since the 1970’s the population growth rate of Earth has slowly begun to decrease, reaching its peak in 1969 at an annual growth rate of 2.12%, according to the World Bank Group. Since then it has been steadily decreasing as the human population growth has continued on a steady decline to 1.10%, where it si...

The ever increasing danger of climate change

The ever increasing danger of climate change

Danny Panken, Contributor

September 26, 2019

In August when this summer’s European heatwave finally made its way to Greenland, it began to hit the ice sheet that covers 80% of the country, and once again resumed its melting. This heatwave has been particularly horrible leaving over 900 died people across Denmark and Sweden as many people in these...

Fires continue to negatively impact the Amazon rainforest

Fires continue to negatively impact the Amazon rainforest

Ellie Poppler, Contributor

September 12, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and the Earth’s most biodiverse region, bigger than the next two largest rainforests combined. The climate is extremely tropical and is mainly composed of hot, humid and wet conditions. It has existed for over 50 million years and produce...

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