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Climate Change in Kalamazoo: how to learn more about the issue

Climate Change in Kalamazoo: how to learn more about the issue

Finn Brent

June 10, 2020

Climate change is an issue that must be faced and dealt with by everybody. There is no one way to solve it, and it is important that we do everything in our power to help with this crisis we are facing.  We must change our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint and elect politicians who are climate c...

The Trump administration must do more to protect the environment, areas such as the Great Lakes

The Trump administration must do more to protect the environment, areas such as the Great Lakes

Finn Brent

June 5, 2020

The Great Lakes are one of the most well known landmarks in the midwest United States. According to the EPA; Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior are home to, “84% of North America’s surface fresh water and also around 20% of the world’s surface fresh water. The Great Lakes are a sourc...

The environmental impacts of quarantine are not what we thought they were

The Kal-Haven trail is a great way to spend time in nature over quarantine.

Hannah Locke

May 31, 2020

In the first few weeks of the quarantine caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, pictures and articles showing clean canals in Venice, Italy, reduced air pollution in over-populated cities, and free, unharmed wild animals were going viral. This information sparked some hope among many humans around...

People should live more sustainably

People should live more sustainably

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor

March 26, 2020

Climate change and global emissions has increased into a worldwide problem. Icecaps are melting, leaving arctic animals struggling in their own climate, while the sky is filling with smoke and gases, polluting the air we breath. Politicians are struggling to pass a Green New Deal, but everyone can make...



Hannah He, Guest Artist

February 18, 2020

Green School Club is making students aware of climate change

LNHS Green School Club members gather in front of Green School flag after meeting. Green Club meets every Thursday to discuss environmental issues and maintain a green school.

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

January 11, 2020

“Green School Club is a bunch of people that do good, just to do good,” said Loy Norrix freshman Brian Treadwell. Treadwell feels that everyone in the club is very positive and helpful. “It’s nice to care about the world you’re living in. If you care about the environment and want to put in the ef...

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2019

Michigan, aka “the Great Lake State,” has been facing a pollution threat that endangers more than just Michigan residents. Michigan's borders touch four out of the five Great Lakes, lakes which contain 20% of the world's surface freshwater and roughly 95% of the United States’ surface freshwater. ...

A simple solution to the straw debate: don’t use straws

Plastic disposable straws lie amongst each other. Disposable straws account for 4-7% of pollution on Earth.

Ian Woodruff, A/V Editing Team

November 5, 2019

It's a Friday night and I go out to eat. When the waitress brings me a drink, she leaves a paper straw. Convinced that paper straws are much better for the environment, I use it happily. After about 5 minutes the drink has changed to an earthy taste, and the top of the straw has folded in on itself, ...

Presentation educates students on climate change preceding UN Summit

Students watch as professor Kowe gives his presentation

Eli Reynolds, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2019

“Scientific evidence for warming of the atmosphere is indisputable,”

Fighting Climate Change

Fighting Climate Change

June 21, 2019

By Claire Knudsen In Elsevier SciTech Connect Caitlin Beddows states that, “an estimated one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and countless other sea animals die each year from pollution and digesting plastic.” While walking down the street and looking at the ground for even a second, there are co...

Do Your Part in Helping the Environment: All You Need is to Work Together

June 15, 2019

By Gigi Fox Loy Norrix senior Jaylee Lesatz has found an interest in environmental factors because she has recently learned about how people can change the way they treat the earth. “I’ve been trying to make sure my place on this planet is not being destructive,” said Lesatz. Lesatz was annoyed with...

Make America Great Again by Believing In Global Warming

Make America Great Again by Believing In Global Warming

April 17, 2017

By Emily Lewman “The whole case for global warming, I believe, is silly, and I believe the vast majority of scientists think it’s silly and therefore I am a little bit embarrassed to spend my time on a silly issue,” said our Environmental Protection Agency transition team head and who is one o...

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