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Opinion: Solutions needed to combat gun violence in schools

Recently, a 15-year-old Oxford High School student from Oxford Township, Michigan, opened fire and killed four other classmates and wounded many others. The sheriff...

Opinion: Safe Storage of Guns bill is needed in New Jersey

The news that a 15-year-old brought a loaded gun on Dec. 8 to Lawrence High School is a wakeup call that mass shootings like...

SOLUTIONS 11/19: The Glasgow Climate Accord

By Huck Fairman Last Saturday night, the Glasgow Climate Accord was signed. Like the climate crisis itself, it came down to the wire. The question remains: will we...

Solutions: Glasgow Climate Conference brings more attention to climate change

By Huck Fairman With the Glasgow Climate Conference stretching over two weeks, the issue of climate change has been in the news. But much of...

SOLUTIONS 10/29: The costs of climate inaction

By Huck Fairman Senator Joe Manchin and a majority of Republicans have been opposing President Joe Biden's and the Democrats' funding for climate spending intended...

SOLUTIONS 10/8: Can we save ourselves, and how?

By Huck Fairman Reports on and opinions as to how we can save ourselves from the worsening climate crisis have been increasingly appearing in the...

Opinion: Afghan refugees are carefully vetted before entering the U.S.

  In a recent letter (Refugees will change voting demographics, Oct. 1) about the arrival in the U.S. of refugees from Afghanistan, Ira Marks expresses...

RIP PennEast!

By Michele S. Byers If long-tailed salamanders, northern long-eared bats, and the other creatures of forests, fields and marshes could throw a party, they’d be...

Solutions 10/1: We are warming faster

By Huck Fairman Scientists warn, as many readers know, that if we reach a 2-Celsius degree increase in temperature globally, we may not be able...

SOLUTIONS 9/24: Changes in Weather, Energy & Diet

By Huck Fairman Anyone paying attention to the news lately cannot have missed reports of environmental changes to our world and of our responses to...

Opinion: Refugees will change voting demographics

“Give us you’re tired, you’re poor, you’re Democratic voters.” A Sept. 1 report from the Wall Street Journal states that “The U.S. State Department estimates...

SOLUTIONS: Are Adults Failing Us?

By Huck Fairman The New York Times recently printed an Op-Ed piece by Greta Thunberg and colleagues from Mexico, Bangladesh and Kenya that amplified the...

Solutions: An environmental ditty

By Huck Fairman We live on a planet both large and small. There is so much, as we know, to it all. So much has chance and...

Your Turn: Category 5 Cornado warning issued in Lawrence

    What do members of Lawrence’s first official cornhole league do when they are faced with countless county-wide tornado warnings on the same night as...

SOLUTIONS 8/6: Our Burning Earth

By  Huck Fairman Many, if not most, in our region have been aware of the climate crisis. Many, but far from most, have turned to...

SOLUTIONS 7/30: Packaging That Doesn’t Poison Our Environment

By Huck Fairman We all purchase food, drinks and items that often come to us in plastics. Yet most of us are aware that studies have...

SOLUTIONS 7/9: The D&R Greenway Land Trust – Environmental Leader

The D&R Greenway Land Trust, the region's unofficial land steward reaching in many directions to preserve and enhance our environments, has recently launched two...

SOLUTIONS 7/2: Capturing Carbon – Ideas Large and Small

By Huck Fairman Most local readers know about the climate crisis we face, and they recognize that we have limited time to reduce emissions before...
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