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Ice Covering Swiss Mountain Pass Since at Least Roman Era Will Soon Be Gone

Ice Covering Swiss Mountain Pass Since at Least Roman Era Will Soon Be Gone

This summer has hit Europe hard with heat waves and drought, and there’s no better gauge for the extremity of the situation than the Swiss Alps, where glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented pace. The mountains have been warming so quickly due to the climate crisis that the bare earth of a mountain pass in Switzerland that has been covered in a thick sheet of ice since at least the Roman era is becoming exposed, reported The Guardian. According to a local ski resort, the mountain pass between the […]

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    Olivia has been writing on the internet for more than five years and has covered social movements for YES! Magazine and ecological themes for Real Life. For her recent master’s in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, she completed a creative dissertation imagining sustainable communities surviving in post-climate-change London.

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    Tiffany Duong

    Tiffany is a writer, explorer and inspirational speaker. She holds degrees from UCLA and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. She spent years as a renewable energy lawyer in L.A. before a scuba diving trip to the Galapagos inspired her to quit everything and revamp her life. She writes about the oceans, climate, and the environment from her slice of paradise.

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    Linnea Harris

    Linnea graduated from Skidmore College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Environmental Studies, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Along with her most recent position at Hunger Free America, she has interned with the Sierra Club in Washington, DC., Saratoga Living Magazine, and Philadelphia’s NPR Member Station, WHYY.

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    Based in Los Angeles, Paige is a writer who is passionate about sustainability. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University and holds a certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She also specialized in sustainable agriculture while pursuing her undergraduate degree.

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    Cristen is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She holds a JD and an Ocean & Coastal Law Certificate from University of Oregon School of Law and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author of the short story collection The Smallest of Entryways, as well as the travel biography, Ernest’s Way: An International Journey Through Hemingway’s Life.

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    Great Salt Lake Water Level Drops to Record Low

    Great Salt Lake Water Level Drops to Record Low

    Amid a mega-drought across the western U.S., the Great Salt Lake in Utah has now reached a record-low water level, its second record low in less than one year. The water level plummeted to an average daily surface water elevation of 4,190.1 feet. This is the lowest water level since recording began in 1847, as […]

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    UN Chief Declares ‘Ocean Emergency’ on First Day of Global Conference

    UN Chief Declares ‘Ocean Emergency’ on First Day of Global Conference

    From sea level rise to ocean acidification to plastic pollution, our planet faces an “ocean emergency,” UN Secretary General António Guterres said on the first day of the UN Ocean Conference. The conference, which is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 27 to July 1, is an international gathering co-hosted by the governments of […]