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What’s Missing from President Casey’s Vision for Colgate

Sustainability Column

Revee Needham, Maroon-News Staff

May 3, 2018

President Casey unveiled his thoughts on Colgate as the institution celebrates its 200th birthday next year by detailing the history of Colgate, what makes Colgate unique and what we should be focusing on in the future. In his vision, he noted a commitment to intellectual rigor, discussed the unique scal...

Remaining Sustainable While Studying Abroad

Makenna Bridge, Maroon-News Staff

April 19, 2018

As the final weeks of the spring semester are upon us, and the temperatures continue to plummet, I can’t help but feel excited to study abroad next fall. I am traveling with a Colgate group to Wollongong, Australia, and thinking about that Aussie sun has left me completely unmotivated to finish this sem...

Sustainability Column: The Fall of the EPA

Delaney Pals, Maroon-News Staff

April 12, 2018

Scott Pruitt, who is currently the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is famous for his proposed environmental regulation rollbacks and for being a known climate change denier. However, his tenure as the head of the EPA might not last much longer. Pruitt is under scrutiny for having high ...

Why #SkipTheStraw Matters

Revee Needham, Maroon-News Staff

April 5, 2018

You may have noticed a sign at Hamilton’s favorite bakery, Flour & Salt, encouraging you to skip the straw. You may have also seen heart wrenching videos of turtles with plastic straws up their noses. But does such a small item really matter? If you do care, is it even possible to swear off this ...

Climate Change: What Do You Meme?

Makenna Bridge, Maroon-News Staff

March 8, 2018

I don’t know if you all noticed this, but we got a lot of snow this weekend. So much snow in fact, that Colgate actually cancelled classes for the first time in, like, one hundred years. Well, not actually, but  it was a pretty significant and exciting event. However, while talking to friends about...

Sustainability Column: The Fate of the Ski Industry

Delaney Pals, Maroon-News Staff

March 1, 2018

This ski season in Colorado has been one of the worst on record. As of January, snowpack was only 10 - 20 percent of average levels, causing ski resorts to scramble to still make a profit (Outside Online). So, it is no shock that ski resorts have been losing money left and right trying to compensate ...

150 Days Without Power: Why We Failed Puerto Rico

Revee Needham, Maroon-News Staff

February 22, 2018

We all burden the weight of responsibility when it comes to Puerto Rico. How is it 343,000 Americans are without power (as of February 14th) 150+ days after Hurricane Maria hit? I believe it is due to a collection of unjust, racist and ignorant systems (U.S. Department of Energy). Yes, Puerto Ricans ...

Sustainability Column: Cape Town Water Crisis

Cape Town in Crisis

Makenna Bridge, Maroon-News Staff

February 8, 2018

When someone mentions the city of Cape Town, South Africa, my thoughts immediately jump to beautiful images of Table Mountain and its gorgeous harbor. However, the city has been in a state of drought for the past three years, and the situation has reached a new extreme. Government officials recently re...

Sustainability Column: The Not-So-Sunny Side

Delaney Pals, Maroon-News Staff

February 1, 2018

Last week the Trump administration made a poor decision and hiked up tariffs on solar technology/pieces. This tariff on solar panels is set at 30 percent for the next four years, decreasing by five percent each year (NY Times). This imposed tariff is going to have adverse impacts on the solar industr...

Sustainability Column: The Renewable Transition

Matt Froelich, Maroon-News Staff

November 2, 2017

The other day, I read an article that stated that there would be a 100 percent transition to renewable energy by 139 countries by the year 2050. With the threat of climate change reaching the point of no return, the goal of using only renewable energy for our energy demand is idealistic, but it is al...

Sustainability Column: On the Clean Power Plan

Delaney Pals, Maroon-News Staff

October 26, 2017

Back in March, President Donald Trump called for a review of the Clean Power Plan that was instituted by the Obama administration, stating that the plan unfairly pressured coal companies. Trump is now proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan entirely, which will have major implications for America’s futur...

Sustainability Column: Too Much Friction

Maggie Dunn, Maroon-News Staff

October 19, 2017

Many people like to think that earthquakes, the one natural hazard that is not directly influenced by climate change, will not increase in number as the Earth becomes hotter. While these people are right in that the temperature will not cause the number of earthquakes to rise, they do not understand ...

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