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drawing in grey white and red questioning if global warming is bad


April 10, 2018

Political Cartoon by Alexis Jansen, a Science major and senior. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, recently expressed his doubts, in contradiction to the EPA's own findings, as to whether global warming poses a threat to humanity. He commented that it's "fairly arrogant for us to think t...

Watering down California’s drought crisis

A park ranger stands amidst a dry bay at Lake Cachuma in January 2014. This area was filled with water in 2013. / Courtesy of MTC.

Kyle Hufnagel

September 24, 2014

This world is going to hell. Each generation’s elders, aged to perfection, have claimed this as their swan song, presumably since the dawn of time -- each believing their predecessors have defiled what they so diligently created. But for this generation, our generation, it’s tough to pass ...

Award-winning environmental documentary to be screened on campus

Tushita Vidhale

January 29, 2014

Gasland Part II, an HBO documentary directed by Josh Fox will be screened on campus tomorrow. This is a free event on campus funded by the Institute for Sustainability and a non-profit organization called Food & Water Watch. Gasland was Fox’s Oscar-nominated debut, which educated the world about hydrau...

Los Angeles plastic bag ban hits small CSUN stores July 1

Los Angeles plastic bag ban hits small CSUN stores July 1

Steven Maiken

January 23, 2014

For now, CSUN has avoided the recent single-use plastic bag ban which went into effect on Jan. 1 in Los Angeles, which affects large grocery, pharmacy, retail and convenience stores that have $2 million or more in yearly sales. Small retail, grocery, and convenience stores under the $2 million rev...

From an A to an F, beaches get graded too

Rocio Romero

June 23, 2011

An annual beach report released in May by a non-profit environmental group revealed that high levels of poor water quality exist in Los Angeles County beaches. According to Heal the Bay, four of the 10 most polluted beaches in California are Avalon, Cabrillo, Topanga and Colorado Lagoon.  In total,...

You failed Climate 101 and the environment

Aimee Lastrella

October 21, 2010

You’re stupid, I’m stupid and apparently we are all stupid. Recently, Yale released a their study that found out the average American doesn’t know crap about climate change or global warming. And seriously, the findings almost made me embarrassed to be an American. (almost!) Some of the statisti...

Art professor Joy von Wolffersdorff uses her art to express environmental concerns

Art professor Joy von Wolffersdorff uses her art to express environmental concerns

Leonie Jones

September 15, 2010

Joy von Wolffersdorff, artist and CSUN art professor, is determined to bring attention to the climate change crisis, a topic she is passionate about, through her art. “I hope that when people view my art work they will spend a little longer thinking about climate change,” von Wolffersdorff said. Von...

Green documentaries to look out for

Roxanne Estrada

April 21, 2010

In celebration of Earth Day, step out of the box and get the 411 on some issues that you might not be aware of.  But instead of reading boring documents about how we’re polluting our planet, invite some friends over for a night of green documentaries. They have become a growing niche in the film...

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