Letter: China, E.U. will trump climate change

After Miami has been swallowed by the Atlantic, and the smog over the Great Plains becomes so thick farmers are reminded of great clouds of locusts, perhaps we can all look up and see a potential silver lining in U.S President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord. As  America shies  away from global leadership on climate change, the European Union and China are stepping in to fill the void. The day after Trump announced on Twitter he would be leaving the Paris Accord, the E.U and China issued a joint statement ahead of their annual summit, held June 1−2 in Brussels. The document reaffirmed their collective commitment to the emissions reduction targets and underlying norms of the […]

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Green bin unveiled at Carleton

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) held their annual Sustainability Week Jan. 11-13, which included a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a composting project led by the CU Biology Society. “We are launching a whole new green bin program with the CU Biology Society,” said CUSA president Fahd Alhattab. “This is a huge step into creating a campus that is continuously sustainable and continuously green. We are one of the first student associations taking the lead on establishing a green bin program.” Alhattab said three small bins will be located throughout Nesbitt Biology Building, with a larger bin outside. The week hopes to create awareness of environmental issues—such as climate change—and did so by holding a panel discussion on the COP21 Paris […]

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