Author Archives: Naomi Albert

Prospective Border Wall Threatens Endangered Wildlife

Wild jaguar on the endangered species list. Photo courtesy of outsideonline.com

In January, the heavily debated border wall got one step closer to becoming a reality when President Trump signed an executive order for its immediate construction. The economic and social implications of the wall inflamed disputes from the beginning of Trump’s campaign, but little publicity has been given to its effect on the border region’s wildlife. Shawn Crimmins, professor of ... Read More »

Japanese Whaling Spearheads International Controversy

whale meat sold at japan market. Photo courtesy of planetearthherald.com.

Controversy arose last month after photos circulated of a harpooned whale allegedly aboard a Japanese ship in Australia’s Antarctic territorial waters. The incident sparked tension between Australia and Japan, in addition to global attention since there has been a worldwide ban on commercial whaling since 1985. Japan has continued whaling since the ban because they claim that it is for scientific, ... Read More »

Meatless Mondays Diet Impacts Environment

Beef Hamburger | Photo Courtesy of Dalen Dahl

Diet plays a role in climate change, deforestation and water conservation, yet it is an aspect of sustainability which is rarely discussed.  That is why College of Natural Resource seniors Deaken Boggs and Megan Zielke are working with student government to bring Meatless Mondays to Campus. The initiative, which encourages omnivores to go vegetarian one day a week, brings a ... Read More »