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Female chemical engineer develops clean energy storage solutions. Photo by ThisIsEngineering

OPINION: Scientists are undervalued and overlooked

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer October 25, 2020
Scientists have become more visible to the public eye due to ongoing crises such as COVID-19 and climate change. Despite their expertise, the field is overlooked by the public and often ignored. Scientists dedicate their entire lives to their chosen field of study, enduring many years of difficult coursework, extensive research, and training. It is easy to forget the impact that science has on our daily routines, and the pandemic has helped re-emphasize the dangers we would face in a world lacking science.   
Students in San Francisco, CA protesting climate change. Photo by Li-An Lim

OPINION: Animal agriculture is killing the earth

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor October 24, 2020
The rising demand for animal products has resulted in fast growing animal agriculture industry. This continual increase in animal agriculture has left a severe impact on the environment. This negative impact is felt in the atmosphere, on land, and in the sea.
UNCW's Coastal and Ocean Policy program: a means for students to put their degrees to action

UNCW’s Coastal and Ocean Policy program: a means for students to put their degrees to action

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer October 14, 2020
For students looking to use their degrees beyond the classroom, UNCW’s master’s program of Coastal and Ocean Policy at UNCW (MCOP) is structured and grounded in ideas meant to further the restoration of coastal and ocean resources. Through this interdisciplinary program, students can understand and delve into the importance of science in decision making as well as understand the scientific impact of climate change on the world.
A lifeguard stand on a beach flying the emergency red flag, set against a dark sky in Daytona, FL.

OPINION: We don’t have to tank the global economy to fight climate change

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer September 18, 2020
To tackle this serious challenge, they will need to base decisions not just on science, but also the economy. Former Democratic candidate and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, for instance, managed to win the support of millions of young Americans by proposing a “Green New Deal”. It aims to ban all fossil fuels and radically reshape society in just 10 years. But such a policy would be too expensive to work and have massive implications, Fox News warned in February 2019.
Dr. Till Wagner, Assistant Professor at UNCW’s Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography, stands in Hodder hall Monday night after delivering his presentation on the evolving dynamics of the Arctic Ocean for the 2019-20 Planet Ocean Seminar Series.Dr. Till Wagner, Assistant Professor at UNCW’s Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography, stands in Hoggard Hall the evening of Monday, Feb. 11 after delivering his presentation on the evolving dynamics of the Arctic Ocean for the 2019-20 Planet Ocean Seminar Series.

Till Wagner delivers lecture about international politics of a melting Arctic

Jack Kessler, Contributing Writer February 19, 2020

The dynamics of a new and changing Arctic Ocean will have profound effects on the climate and the global economy, said an assistant professor from UNC Wilmington’s Department of Physics & Physical...

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

Wilmington community participates in Global Week for Future demonstrations

John Hasan Yildiz, Assistant Opinions Editor October 10, 2019

Along with millions of protesters across the world who poured out into their cities and streets for the Global Week for Future protests, UNC Wilmington and the Wilmington community alike marched, fought,...

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Easy ways to be sustainable

Fairley Lloyd , Staff Writer September 11, 2019

Sustainability is a hot topic, and rightfully so: with recent studies on climate change and environmental issues facing our community, it is important that we are mindful of ways we can be more sustainable. However,...

Appalachian State students embrace after the school's student government passed a Climate Neutrality bill on March 13.

App. State SGA passes Climate Neutrality bill

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2019

Appalachian State University’s SGA signed a Climate Neutrality bill, which aims to reduce the university’s negative impact on the environment, such as the uses of greenhouse gases and carbon emissions. The...

Environmentalist and author speaks at UNCW about climate change

Environmentalist and author speaks at UNCW about climate change

Brenna Flanagan, Staff Writer November 13, 2018

The science is clear, and the argument is won, but humans must come together in the next decade to make the changes needed to save humanity from the effects of climate change, according to a leading American...

Weekly Update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2018

Paris inundated by flooding In Paris, the Seine River’s water level reached 19.1 feet early on Monday after weeks of rainfall that created an ongoing water rise in France’s rivers. Throughout...

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Weekly update: News from the World Outside Wilmington

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer November 8, 2017

This article is one out of a weekly series by staff writer Tyler Newman titled World Outside Wilmington, which summarizes major events in international news. The Paradise Papers A massive new release...

Rising Seas, Rising Ignorance

Tyler Newman, Contributing Writer September 11, 2017

At its widest point, the town of Duck is only 3,700 feet wide. That’s right, less than a mile. For many of those living on the ribbon-like Outer Banks of North Carolina, things are business as usual....

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