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Want to see Copenhagen quickly but personally? Grab a bike and go.
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For Earth Day 2023, how to put your best travel foot forward

Forrest Brown, CNN April 22, 2023

CNN– The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. We mark it again this Saturday. Decades after that optimistic first event, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reminds us...

2020 seniors gave their goodbyes before schools were shut down from the COVID-19 pandemic.

OPINION: “Your generation is so entitled.”

Chloe Wilson-Henline, Opinion Writer February 16, 2023

When I think of Gen Z, I think of over-worked, underpaid people who are fighting for a better future for themselves. Is it selfish to want more? What is the problem with wanting to live a fulfilling, successful...

A person walks through a snowstorm in Kent, OH, March 14, 2017. Joseph Ortiz, a professor in the department of geology at Kent State University, said that as the planets temperature increases, it could cause lake effect snow produced by the Great Lakes to turn into lake effect rain.

The role of climate change in extreme weather

Paige Bennett September 17, 2018

As hurricanes and tropical storms rip through the Atlantic Ocean, researchers wonder if climate change influences extreme weather patterns.Climate change may play a role in occurrences of extreme weather,...

Kent State professors blame climate change for natural disasters

Logan Lutton September 23, 2017

The apparent recent surge in severe weather in the northern hemisphere is a combination of global warming and changing seasons according to two Kent State professors. Thomas Schmidlin, a climatology professor,...

Guest Column: Don’t waste the money: Key climate experts skeptical of forecasts

Merrill Matthews Tribune News Service March 29, 2016

Many coastal city officials are considering spending millions — in some cases billions — of taxpayer dollars preparing for an impending flood caused by rising sea levels.For example, in 2013, New York...

Earth sends more warnings about warming

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 26, 2016

Ignore those shivers over this week's single-digit temperatures. NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in 136 years of record keeping.The...

Guest column: Stopping climate change can begin at breakfast

Dozens and dozens of world leaders are meeting this month at the critical world climate change conference in Paris, in the hope of reaching a legally binding, universal agreement to curb carbon emissions...

Guest column: Exxon’s missed opportunity to address climate change

The Dallas Morning News October 21, 2015

What did Exxon executives know about global warming and when did they know it? A report by InsideClimate News published Sunday suggests the company's own scientists gave warning as far back as the 1970s...

Guest column: The Arctic isn’t saved yet

Los Angeles Times October 6, 2015

It's tempting to think of the latest oil-drilling news as a victory: Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced that it was ending its barely begun operations in the Arctic seas off Alaska because its first exploration...

Guest Column: EarthTalk: The point of no return

Staff writer April 22, 2015

Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded “point of no return” with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far?David Johnston,...

Guest Column: Putting a lid on methane from cattle

Los Angeles Times January 14, 2015

The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill signed by President Barack Obama contains many giveaways to Wall Street, casinos and the coal industry.But the ones that might do the most severe damage long-term...

Skyler Chill is a sophomore communication studies major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: The hot topic of climate change

Skyler Chill November 24, 2014

Global warming is something I am very passionate about. It is very serious, and in this piece, I want to share my thoughts with you on some videos I have watched about the subject.The speaker in the first...

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