Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Morality must counteract corrupt politics

By Benjamin Clabault

November 17, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

  Involvement in the political arena can seem overwhelming these days. Even casting a vote never feels as simple as it should. When we walk into the booth, we are presented with a list of potential representatives to choose...

The fight against climate change must be powered by the people

By Benjamin Clabault

October 6, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

Activism-inclined actor Leonardo DiCaprio stood before the UN Climate Summit in New York on Sept. 23 urging world leaders to face the threat of climate change. His words, while certainly well intentioned, erroneously suggested...

Noam Chomsky on world’s ownership and progress

By Tom Lynch

September 30, 2012

Filed under Blogs

Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT, author of Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media and at least 99 other works according to Wikipedia, gave a talk this past week at the UMass Fine Arts Center. The lecture was en...

Mitt Romney and the rising seas

By Jillian Correira

September 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you follow politics at all, you’ve probably noticed the in-depth discussion about the urgency of climate change and its impacts on earth and those who inhabit it – at least from President Barack Obama and the Democrats. Climate chan...

Climate change

By Eric Magazu

March 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As we begin our trek towards spring, our exceptionally warm winter renews questions about the impacts of global climate change. On its face the issue looks to be rooted in science, but in reality global climate change is a very...

Researchers predict climate change will encourage invasive species

By Melanie Muller

January 23, 2012

Filed under News

Climate change will allow for a new wave of invasive species, according to an assessment performed by an international group of researchers who recommended that the United States Department of Agriculture introduce policies to...

Ostrom lectures on the importance of the individual in solving climate change

By Ardee Napolitano

September 25, 2011

Filed under News

Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom questioned the efficiency of governmental intervention in solving climate change in the department of economics’ 15th Annual Phillip Gamble Lecture Thursday afternoon. Ostrom deemed climate change...

Climate change linked to longer allergy season

By Nancy Pierce

March 10, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Climate change isn’t just contributing to rising sea levels and warmer temperature. It can also leave people suffering from allergies further into the year. A United States Department of Agriculture study with collaborators inc...

Bask in the sunlight

By Matthew M. Robare

March 3, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

Frankly, oil sucks and coal and natural gas aren’t much better; all three involving burning hydrocarbons, releasing pollutants into the air and water and, in the case of coal, ripping off the tops of mountains in West Virginia and ...