MU Students Hold ‘Die-in’ for Asthma Awareness Day

Concerned students gathered at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, on MU’s campus to demonstrate their support for asthma sufferers nationwide by coughing and “dying” in a cluster on the pedestrian pathway of Lowry Mall. The students linked asthma problems to local causes such as the coal-fired power plants on MU’s campus and in the city of Columbia. … Continue reading MU Students Hold ‘Die-in’ for Asthma Awareness Day

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Is fear the right way to address climate change?

Surprisingly, I had never seen the documentary that inspired many of today's young environmental activists. I'm referring to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth".  I've owned it for a while, but never really had a great urge to see it. The main purpose of the film is to get people to care about the climate change … Continue reading Is fear the right way to address climate change?

Chase, a mountain top removal financier

I've seen some touching documentaries about mountain top removal and coal mining in general. A lot of the controversy takes place in West Virginia. One of my favorites is "Coal Country", and here is one by Morgan Spurlock (that guy who did Supersize Me) where he lives the life of a coal miner. This is … Continue reading Chase, a mountain top removal financier

Two MU professors visit COP15

Diplomats from across the world walk past a loud activist set-up handing out "Fossil of the day awards" mocking the countries that are slowing climate negotiations. This was a regular scene in Copenhagen for two weeks of this last December during the UN Climate Negotiations. Non-governmental organizations were present too, ranging from from businesses to … Continue reading Two MU professors visit COP15