According to data taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have reached 415 ppm. Bella Wilkes outlines the effects we can expect to see from such high levels of greenhouse gases.
The health of the world’s oceans is deteriorating quickly, but the task of governing and protecting this common resource from exploitation is a formidable one. Casey Beidelman’s debut article gives an informative and succinct summary of the policies that the UN is planning to implement to tackle these issues.
How important is sustainability in Evanston? We have so many green initiatives both at the University and around the wider community that we need a whole week to celebrate Earth Day! What are these exciting activities and how can you take part? Marleigh Thorn has the answers.
How do cacao pods become the smooth and sweet chocolate that we adore? What the heck is molasses? If agave is a succulent, why does it produce agave nectar? We’re pretty far removed from the plants that our food comes from today, especially in Chicago in winter. A couple weekends ago, ION members trekked to Garfield Conservatory to rekindle their understanding of the process from plants to food. Read more in Carlyn’s article.
Now more than ever, environmental legislation is of the utmost importance in order to preserve and protect our nation’s health and beauty. For this reason, ION has listed the environmental policy track records of every individual who has announced their campaigns to run in the 2020 presidential election.
Environmental issues seem to have been put on the back-burner this election. They are just as if not more relevant this race, however, especially with the open position of Water District Commissioner. Marleigh Thorn has the scoop—a succinct and informative summary of the environmental policies of politicians this midterm. Don’t forget to hit the polls this November 6 and cast your informed ballot.
Have you ever been concerned that a bison was cold, and invited it inside your vehicle? Find out more with this edition of This Week on Earth by Jamie Leventhal and Jamie Schmid.