The Daily Evergreen

OPINION: Electric cars aren’t a quick fix

New developments in tech have made electric cars more efficient and affordable, but they still aren't going to singlehandedly solve the climate crisis.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

October 20, 2020

At first glance, electric cars seem to be a better environmental decision than a typical gasoline or diesel car, but they have downfalls that make it seem like they are not the knights in shining armor they appear to be. Compared to gasoline cars, electric cars have no emissions on the road, but the...

County representative candidates debate sex education, climate change policies

Republican incumbent Mary Dye and Libertarian challenger Brett Borden debated during a virtual forum Saturday afternoon.


October 19, 2020

Republican incumbent Mary Dye and Libertarian challenger Brett Borden debated tax increases and Referendum 90, which requires schools to teach comprehensive sex education, during a virtual forum Saturday afternoon. The League of Women Voters of Pullman hosted the event. Both Dye and Borden are chal...

Whitman County Commissioner candidates agreed on medical care, climate change

The candidates for Whitman County Commissioner both said climate change should be addressed with technology.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated the county’s access to medical care and transportation, concerns about climate change and the allocation of potential funding, during a forum Thursday night. Pullman business owner Tom Handy and incumbent Dean Kinzer answered questions submitte...

ASWSU hosts virtual event on environmental awareness

There are several different routes that can combat climate change, said Kara Whitman, instructor for WSU’s School of the Environment. 

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2020

The ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance and TEDxWSU Countdown held an event featuring WSU faculty to discuss how climate change is impacting people locally and worldwide.  There are areas of the Arctic where a boat can be sailed through, said Von Walden, professor for WSU’s Department of Civil...

OPINION: Presidential debates need to address climate change

For the presidential debates to treat climate change like an afterthought does everyone a disservice.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2020

Earth is not doing well, and the next president will help determine if there will be more detrimental effects. President Donald Trump’s policies are benefiting businesses at the expense of our environment. Joe Biden openly supports reducing pollutants and greenhouse gases, which will help slow climate...

OPINION: Presidential debates need to talk about climate change

Climate change is one of the most important topics of our time, and it needs to be discussed more in the debates.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

October 6, 2020

There is a feeling of helplessness building in our country. For people of any age, we are seeing our leaders fall into pettiness when they should be rising to respectability. People continue to be  infected with COVID-19, and smoke is rolling across the sky, choking out the sun until sunlight is...

OPINION: Climate change shouldn’t be a controversial topic

If we don't all act together, climate change is going to drastically change our environment.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

The topic of climate change is once again up for debate as the United States has another record-breaking wildfire season. Within the past few weeks, anyone living on the West Coast has breathed in air from the hazardous smoke from fires burning throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Many experts...

Town hall discusses environmental justice

When individuals connect with each other and with the environment in a safe way, they have a better chance of fighting ignorance and misinformation, said John Lupinacci, associate professor in WSU’s College of Education.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Speakers at a town hall focusing on environmental justice discussed how climate change heightens inequalities on a local and global level. The Wednesday evening town hall was the second in a four-part series of lectures centered on different justice issues and how they interact, said David Jones,...

The Big Picture

Mark Lees, a junior landscape architecture major, and Jesus Gomez, a junior landscape architecture major, discuss how they predicted the population for the future project on March 2 at Carpenter Hall.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 10, 2020

Landscape architecture students at WSU are applying research on rising temperatures that is due to climate change for a year-long project focused on developing Pullman’s Gateway District. Steve Austin, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Design and Construction, said the Gateway Dist...

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