This morning on the way to class I saw the following tweet from environmentalist and founder of, Bill McKibben: At least 31 Alaskan cities and towns ‘at risk of imminent destruction’ from climate change, says NYT — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) November 29, 2016 I clicked on the story, thinking to myself ’31 towns, […]

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King Tide

Within the past month, king tides have been making an appearance in Boston. As noted in a article, a king tide is the highest tide of the year, and occurs when the Earth, sun, and moon are as close to each other as possible. These tide can tide over two feet higher than average. […]

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The Poles

What is going on in the poles? A variety of headlines this week have added to the mystery of these icy deserts. For one, Arctic sea ice is as an all time low for this time of year. The area is experiencing an all time high for sea and surface temperatures, as reported by The […]

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Journalism and the Election

The morning of 11/9 I woke up with my boyfriend offering a sympathetic look as I asked if Donald Trump had won the presidency. I proceeded to make my way to Northeastern, and Boston seemed eerily quiet. Although this post was meant to be for extra credit, it has taken me a few days to unload […]

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Candidates and the Environment

For most, the sigh of relief regarding this presidential election is soon approaching. No matter what the outcome is, people will be upset and people will protest. I know in my case, the state of the environment is one of my biggest concerns and decision factors in voting. To me, global warming is the biggest […]

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Oceanic Politics

With only a few months left in office, President Obama has been a busy man in working to cement his legacy. From his recent actions, it seems like he is focusing on the environment given his expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the creation of the Remote Pacific Islands National Marine Monument, and the designation of Northeast […]

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Motion 53 in the Ocean: International committee votes to preserve 30% of ocean habitats

My approach to climate change and the topics surrounding it has often been a pessimistic one, often followed by the sentiment that we’re too far gone and that not enough people care.  In the words of Robert Swan, a polar explorer and environmentalist, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will […]

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