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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.

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

A lifeguard stand on a beach flying the emergency red flag, set against a dark sky in Daytona, FL.

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.

Till Wagner delivers lecture about international politics of a melting Arctic

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.

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 Oceanography in a presentation last Monday at Hoggard Hall. “The perceived openness of Arctic...

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, sang and stood in solidarity with both the environment and the international pursuit of climate justice....

Easy ways to be sustainable

Photo by Mert Guller (Unsplash).

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, sustainability can often feel daunting and overwhelming, especially in the larger...

App. State SGA passes Climate Neutrality bill

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

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 bill was signed on March 13 and will take full effect by 2025. The bill includes the establishment...

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 environmentalist, author, and journalist Thursday night in the Burney Center. “The most...

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 the Paris region, nearly 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes and numerous homes ...

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 from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) have revealed 13.4 million docume...

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. The tourist season comes and goes, as do the storms that batter their often fragile coastline. As...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t ignore experts’ research

From Gillian Zaharians Miller, Originally published in the Quad-City Times

November 9, 2009

Climate science is enormously complex, and irresponsible commentators like Patrick Buchanan (Oct. 17 Times column) hopelessly muddle the facts. Here are three red-flag arguments used by those who grossly misunderstand global warming or aim to mislead. 1. Pointing to an unusually chilly season. Average temp...

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