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Earth Week

Earth Day Read: People in India can see the Himalayas for the first time in ‘decades,’ as the lockdown eases air pollution

For more than a generation, the Himalayas, the highest mountains in the world, have been shrouded in pollution, hiding the peaks from all but a few. Residents in the city of Punjab, which sits only about 124 miles from the mountains, are taking to social media to share their pictures of the magnificent mountains. With most of India under a […]

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Earth Day Read: EPA announces Enforcement Discretion Policy for COVID-19 Pandemic

As the country came under state stay-at-home orders in the last two weeks of March 2020, American Petroleum Institute executives wrote to Donald Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency, lobbying the administration to waive “non-essential compliance obligations,” such as reporting and monitoring for existing environmental regulations on companies. They claimed that relaxed regulations would allow them to distribute fuel more […]

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Earth Day Read: Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves

Geoscientists have observed a drop in seismic noise, the noise created from vibrations of the Earth’s crust. This drop has been observed in areas of Belgium as well as Los Angeles. Scientists tie this noticeable decrease to transportation networks, as well as other human activities, being shut down as governments attempt to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Belgian seismologists […]

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Earth Day Read: Deforestation And Climate Change Could Unleash A Mind-Boggling Number Of Coronaviruses

Epidemiologists have examined the sheer volumes of possible coronaviruses in vectors, a term used to specify disease-carrying creatures like bats, mosquitos, and other insects (because of climate change, these vectors are increasing at a rapid rate and range, bringing them closer to humans and other species). They’re estimating a number around 30,000 different types of diseases that could be transmitted […]

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Editorial: COVID-19, the Environment, and Earth Week 2020

This editorial was written by Ella Postuma, co-president of the E-Club. Update 4/22/20 at 10:08 AM to clarify that no formal registration is needed for the Earth Day Live event. Today we kickoff Earth Week, and this Wednesday, April 22, we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The 2020 theme is Climate Action, and although this presents an enormous […]

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Introducing Earth Week

Thanks to the hard work of ESS students and several members of the E-Club, we at the City Voice are excited to be publishing a series of environmental articles this Earth Week. Mr. Rizley challenged his students to find existing news articles about how the Coronavirus has impacted the environment and write abstracts. Any articles marked “Earth Day Read” are […]

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Announcing the City Voice Earth Day Edition

This week we here at the City Voice are excited to announce our upcoming Earth Day edition. Monday through Friday next week, the week of Earth Day, we will be publishing short daily stories and pieces of environmental news written by members of the E-Club and Mr. Rizley’s ESS students, focusing on how the Coronavirus has affected the environment. Throughout […]