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New Orleans needs to acknowledge its environmental issues

New Orleans needs to acknowledge its environmental issues

Jon Krantz, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018

The city of New Orleans needs to start taking the environment seriously. So far, the city has failed to reduce its carbon footprint or promote higher environmental standards for its citizens.Let’s take a look at recycling. Let’s take a look at recycling. New Orleans recycles much less than the average big city, only focusing on plastic bottles,...

Letter to the Editor: Earth Day every day at Tulane

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John Alexander

April 25, 2018

Dear Editor, April 22nd was Earth Day! Like most Earth Days at Tulane, it went largely unnoticed apart from a select few individuals who think every day is Earth Day. Every day should make us, as Tulanians, reflect on what we can do for the Earth. What is Earth Day? Earth Day started in 1970...

USG breaks ground on outdoor classroom project

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Rachel Horn, News Associate Editor

March 1, 2018

The sunny weather in New Orleans often encourages professors to hold class outside. Next fall, they won't have to worry about students picking at grass during their lectures. To provide students with a structured outdoor learning space, Tulane Undergraduate Student Government commissioned the creati...

Trump Administration reveals ecological callousness with repeal of drilling bans

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018

The Trump Administration announced a proposal that will lift existing bans on offshore oil and gas drilling, opening up billions of acres of U.S. coastal waters to oil extraction projects, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Arctic and the Atlantic coast. This move demonstrates the administration's l...

Louisiana prisons present immense environmental dangers

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

August 27, 2017

For many people it will come as no surprise that Louisiana has an extensive prison system. Considered the world's prison capital, the state imprisons more adults per capita than any other state in the U.S. With 132 detention facilities and more than 30,000 inmates throughout the state, calls for pr...

March for Science sends critical message for policy creation

Daniel Horowitz, Associate Views Editor

May 1, 2017

People across the globe gathered in more than 600 demonstrations, including one in New Orleans, for the March for Science on April 22. The event was intended to be a nonpartisan gathering of people who care about the promotion of policy based in scientific evidence for public security. In a time when our ...

Coastal Master Plan underfunded, lacks promise

Kathryne LeBell, Views Editor

April 27, 2017

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority unanimously approved the 2017 Coastal Master Plan on April 19, designating a budget of $50 billion for the 50-year process. This plan comes at the same time as possible cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget under President Donald...

Challenge finalists aim to solve hypoxia

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Tess Riley, News Editor

January 19, 2017

The Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge selected five finalists based on their proposed solutions to hypoxia, a fatal oxygen deficiency in lakes and oceans creating ecological dead zones where marine life cannot survive. Tulane University and Tulane alumna and philanthropist Phyllis Taylor partner...