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Oceanography

Oceanography

Connor Gushman, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The declining health of our oceans due to factors such as climate change, pollution, and plastics is not a new thing. In this very moment, there is an estimated 14 billion pounds of trash in the ocean. At the same time, global warming is causing the water to warm up at an unprecedented rate. Matters ...

Ocean Pollution: An Increasing Problem

Ocean Pollution: An Increasing Problem

Isabelle Smeltzer, Staff writter

March 4, 2019

A rising environmental issue has been taking huge effect and unfortunately it's the largest body of the earth, the ocean. In fact, the ocean is so big that we assume the vast amounts of pollution going into the ocean will have little to no effect. According to the Great Pacific Garbage patch and the m...

Teens Take on: Climate Change

Teens Take on: Climate Change

Angela Arevalo, Co-Editor

November 26, 2018

In case the recent catastrophic hurricanes and sweltering summers weren’t enough to alarm people, the United Nations scientific panel on climate change announced in early October that we have a decade to try and control climate change. According to the report, if we do not control it, humans may b...

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