GO Satire: Illinois Weather in Counseling for Mental Illness

The state of Illinois released a report today confirming what many already knew - the weather has come down with a small case of serious mental illness and is seeking treatment. As a valued (if sometimes temperamental) member of communities from the windswept skyscrapers of Chicago to the sunny arch of St. Louis, people from …

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Analyzing Champaign-Urbana’s resiliency

If we allow our nation to continue pollute the Earth at alarming rates without environmental remediation, climate change and its associated storms and inclement weather are inevitable. In the absolute worst case scenario of warming, how prepared is Champaign-Urbana for such a drastic change in weather? Climate change could create a six foot rise in …

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Grad interview: How to become a NASA scientist.

This issue’s grad interview is with NASA Earth and Space Science fellow Bailey Morrison. In this photo she is using a pH meter to create acid water for a climate change/ocean acidification project as part of the Bodega Marine Lab.   Grad Interviews provides an inside scoop to different environmental graduate programs at the University …

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GO Abroad: A Conservationist’s Wonderland

I spent Fall of 2016 studying abroad in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Through this experience, I had the opportunity to further explore my interests in conservation biology and tropical biodiversity, while also completing five courses in USFQ’s Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation program. To say that was …

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Newly Endangered: The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

           On January 17th, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put the first bumble bee on the Endangered Species List. The rusty patched bumble bee, once abundant across more than half of the continental U.S., is now struggling to persevere through the destruction of its habitat and excessive pesticide exposure. Although the endangered status of …

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