The Urban Legend

Concern for national science funding in the face of the new administration

Blake Case, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017

Scientific coalitions nationwide, including the Society for Freshwater Science, The American Geophysical Union, and the American Association of Geographers, are concerned that the Trump administration poses not only a threat to research dependent on federal funding, but also objectivity in the face of...

CLIMATE: Urban School responds to COP21 and climate change

Olivia Meehan, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

The November 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France, was a major stepping-stone on the path to fighting climate change. Consented to by 195 nations, this voluntary agreement proposed goals to keep global temperature rise this century no more than 2 degrees Celsius, but ...

India: How our lens shapes our experience

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2016

As I flew across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Bangalore, my head was filled with the images of India I had internalized during my History of South Asia class. These visions included destitute children in the streets, an open discord between Hindus and Muslims, and young people whose choices ...

Ending the drought one drip at a time

The California drought is so severe that many beautiful lakes like Shasta Lake are drying up.

Ilana Brandstetter, Features Editor

November 19, 2014

Despite the Urban community’s pride as environmentalists, few students have made significant changes in the midst of California’s worst drought in reported history. Diana Silvestri (’15), a member of Green Team, noticed a lack of knowledge underneath our big talk. “We can throw big words like...

Solazyme representative visits Urban School, speaks about sustainable oil

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

Ozone depletion, polar ice caps melting, oceans rising, more natural disasters than ever. Can oil made from microalgae end our worries about climate change? On Friday, Nov. 1, Jill Kauffman Johnson came to Urban to talk about sustainable oil, which could be the future of energy. But why is this impo...

University of Alabama, Urban faculty discuss severe weather patterns in the United States

University of Alabama, Urban faculty discuss severe weather patterns in the United States

Mara Pleasure, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012

Katrina, Isaac, Dean, and Felix: No, they’re not the names of your fellow Urban students. They’re the names of four devastating hurricanes that have occurred in the United States during the last 10 years, causing billions of dollars in damage. Unfortunately, hurricanes aren’t the only weather...

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