Environment

In-the-News Update [Issue: Environment]

January 27, 2023

There has been a decrease in phytoplankton production in the Gulf of Maine. The decrease is caused by an increase in the warmth and salt content found in the water. Although tiny, phytoplankton is an important part of the ecosystem, serving as food for marine...

In-the-News Update [Issue: Environment]

January 13, 2023

Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine signed a piece of legislation that allows the extraction of oil and gas via drilling from state parks. DeWine went as far as legally redefining the term “natural gas.” DeWine now refers to “natural gas” as “green energy.” DeWine built upon...

In-the-News Update [Issue: Environment]

November 22, 2022

Oregon State University is leading a research effort to develop a new rechargeable battery. The hope behind this new battery is to reduce the need for mining rare minerals like lithium and nickel. The process of mining these minerals has been proven to disrupt the...

In-the-News Update [Issue: Environment]

November 10, 2022

The idea of solar energy and wind energy were all the rage until the reality of needing land came into fruition. The amount of land needed for the development of these projects was more than most local governments bargained for, causing mass restrictions. Over the...

In-the-News Update [Issue: Environment]

October 26, 2022

Two environmental extremists were arrested after they threw mashed potatoes at a famous painting. The German protesters claimed to throw the food at a Claude Monet painting to bring attention to climate change. Their goal was to insinuate that the painting will have no worth...

In-the-News Update [Issue: Environment]

August 15, 2022

Due to the Inflation Reduction Act, most electric vehicles won’t qualify for a federal tax credit, which typically amounts to about $7,500. The new act is excluding any EV from the credit that has a battery or battery materials not build and sourced in the US. Read...