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Tweets, Testimonies, Reports: Brown researchers deconstruct climate change discourse in social media, Rhode Island

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Tweets, Testimonies, Reports: Brown researchers deconstruct climate change discourse in social media, Rhode Island

April 25, 2020 0 comments

As the sun sets on a week preserved for celebrating and protecting the Earth and environment, University researchers continue dedicating their energy toward this very aim, unearthing information on climate-related discourse and the climate change countermovement and planting their findings to spur future action.

Energy, Media, Action: Brown researchers investigate climate change countermovement

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Energy, Media, Action: Brown researchers investigate climate change countermovement

April 23, 2020 0 comments

As of Wednesday, Earth Day has completed its orbit around the world for the 50th time, carrying with it a global reminder to respect the environment.

Hall ’20: Activists Must Sever Links Between Climate Crisis and Big Tech

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Hall ’20: Activists Must Sever Links Between Climate Crisis and Big Tech

February 7, 2020 0 comments

The most exciting contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are those with the boldest diagnoses of our country’s malaise. On the one hand, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) fixate on the deepening climate crisis and the power of the elite class.

Zanagee Artis ’22 was named one of Teen Vogue’s “9 Climate Activists of Color You Should Know.” The founder of Zero Hour, Artis has organized climate justice marches across the globe.

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Climate activist Artis ’22 featured in Teen Vogue

January 28, 2020 0 comments

Zanagee Artis ’22 believes in the power of a single person to be a force for change. As a co-founder of Zero Hour, an international climate justice organization, Artis has organized marches across the globe to demonstrate the need for climate justice.

Hall ’20, Winsor ’22: Ban oil money, recruiters from campus

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Hall ’20, Winsor ’22: Ban oil money, recruiters from campus

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Last month, a representative from ExxonMobil arrived on campus to recruit Brown geology students. One of us, Galen Winsor, went to listen and ask questions.

Funded by a variety of organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, the study examined how wave turbulence affects foraging patterns for fish and sea urchins.

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Galapagos Islands illustrate power of biodiversity in changing climate

November 17, 2019 0 comments

The Galapagos Islands, one of the first marine reserves in the world and Charles Darwin’s famed site of revolutionary observation, recently housed University researchers looking to better understand biodiversity.

Undergrads cite climate change as most pressing issue

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Undergrads cite climate change as most pressing issue

October 24, 2019 0 comments

Almost 40 percent of Brown undergraduates agree that issues relating to the environment and climate change are the most important facing this country today, according to The Herald’s fall 2019 undergraduate poll.

Wildfire control challenging in warming climate

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Wildfire control challenging in warming climate

October 22, 2019 0 comments

In the same week that wildfire-prevention blackouts were imposed on hundreds of thousands of Northern Californians, a study on the past 1400 years of wildfire activity in California’s Sierra Nevada region revealed that climate change will bring more burning in California’s future.

Students reflect on climate activism

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Students reflect on climate activism

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Since over 1000 people participated in Providence’s climate strike two weeks ago, local organizers said they have seen more students mobilize for climate justice. But some organizers expressed fear that students on campus might be too complacent and insulated to organize consistently for the future.

Hall ’20: Academic departments must stop hiding from climate change

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Hall ’20: Academic departments must stop hiding from climate change

September 26, 2019 1 comment

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”