Tag: Climate Change

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OPINION: Green is the new black

By Kim Bartenfelder, Contributor The idyllic model that a majority of college students are versed in the literature and implementation of environmental matters is heavily dramaticized. While not entirely our fault, we as students live by a one-day acknowledgment and…

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OPINION: Both parties can find common ground on climate change

By Jimmy O’Hara, Contributor When responding to a changing climate, mitigation and adaptation are not one and the same.  Across media and public discourse, conversations about climate change are often framed in terms of mitigation, leaving adaptation efforts overshadowed.  With…

Does Climate Change Exist?

By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer Prior to his Presidential election, Donald Trump tweeted in 2012, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” As a student who is tremendously passionate…

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A Sea Change

A harsh look at what’s happening to our seas BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sea change is defined, according to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” as a change brought about by the sea. It’s an idiom often used to signify a notable…


Let’s talk about climate change: Mason and beyond

(Credit: Laura Baker/Fourth Estate) The Earth Month event “Let’s Talk About Climate Change,” which was held April 1, explored how organizations on Mason’s Campus, the city of Fairfax and the state of Virginia educate and empower residents to combat climate…


Mason signs White House environmental pledge

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. (Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) This past December, Mason joined a list of over 200 colleges and universities in signing the American Campus Act on Climate Pledge….

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Lawsuit filed against Mason for denying FOIA records

Competitive Enterprise Institute seeks email correspondence after professors sign RICO-20 letter Additional reporting by Ellen Glickman & Alexa Rogers This past Friday, November 13, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against Mason. The Director of Media Relations for CEI,…

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From your plate to the atmosphere

How food waste contributes to climate change An often overlooked contributor to climate change is food waste. A Time article co-written by Raul Grijalva and Mason professor Michael Shank discusses food waste and how human beings can be large contributors…