Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the city’s four regional parks: Frick, Highland, Riverview and Schenley. The Parks Conservancy, founded in December 1996, was established by a group of Pittsburgh natives that were concerned with the deteriorating conditions of historic parks in the city. With over $110 million…

E. Coli and Climate Change

On Friday November 23, 2018, the Trump administration released a 1,000 word report on the issue of climate change. The report comes in the wake of the deadly California wildfire outbreak, and the recall of romaine lettuce everywhere. Although President Trump still does not acknowledge climate change, and continues to believe it’s a hoax, these…

Conversations with Grandma

One purpose to learning, and increasing knowledge, is the opportunity to share this knowledge with others. Any scientific topic can be difficult to discuss because there is a baseline level of knowledge, and terminology, necessary for understanding. Regardless, there are ways to share knowledge accessibly through conversation. In an article for Yale Climate Connections, Sara…

Melting Away: Global Warming Causing Coastal Erosion

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a video worth? In footage captured of the Alaskan coast, we see the effects of the climate crisis over a 9 year period unfold during the 59 second time lapse. As the coast continues to erode, habitat loss threatens those who live nearby.¬†This…

4 Areas Where Sustainable Pittsburgh Development Must Focus On Accessibility

  When people think of sustainability and cities, they are most likely to think about environmental issues and things like urban gardens, water conservation, and LEED certified buildings. “Sustainability” touches every part of a city from buildings to streets, public transportation and education, medical access, food access, and beyond. Sustainability in Pittsburgh can only be…

Whose House?

Whose House? With Democrats back in power at the House of Representatives environmental issues will now be acknowledged. For eight years Republicans have been in power of the House, but now that Democrats have control more policies will be passed to protect the environment. House Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson, Raul Grijalva, and Frank Pallone Jr….

Arctic Region is Beginning to Melt

The artic region of our planet is very important to our survival and the stabilization of our climate. The artic contains a large amount of ice, which not only provides a climatic service to Earth but also a habitat for people and animals alike. With the recent increase in overall warming of our environment, it…

Overpopulation

Consider this article from an environmental journalist describing the insidious logic concerning some arguments that arise in discussing over population. Among the points addressed they acknowledge the fact that overpopulation has a definitive impact on the environment, but they argue and explain as to why they do not write about it. It outwardly seems nonsensical,…

Coming to Terms With the Midterms

Congress is made of two bodies, the House of Representatives and the Senate. These two bodies, along with the responsibility passing legislation, have very distinct powers in the US system of checks and balances. The House is larger with 435 representatives with the number per state determined by state population who serve for two-years before…

A Vegan Thanksgiving

Calling all vegans and others interested in creating a sustainable Thanksgiving meal. You can still celebrate the holiday the same way everyone else does; by eating a lot of good food. Here are some of the best vegan recipes for the holiday: Vegan Cornbread:¬† Not only will this recipe satisfy carb cravings, but it also…