[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Russia’s war on Ukraine is partly a war on climate

It’s morally necessary for countries to remove themselves from any dependency on Russia, however, the U.S. and Europe should use this as an opportunity to kickstart a transition to green energy instead of reverting long-term to coal.

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Reorienting St. Paul to river, one learning center at a time

The Great River Passage Master plan has prompted a project on the East Side River District in St. Paul that will help protect and heal surrounding landscape.

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Cooley’s research: snorkeling, sharks, & sunscreen

February 10, 2022 — RubicOnline “The one thing I’ve never liked are dolphins. I do not like dolphins; they are the frat boys of the ocean,” junior Linnea Cooley said.Cooley is passionate and opinionated about all living things underneath the ocean’s surface. It all started in fifth grade when she got glasses. Her family usually […]

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] [MOVIE REVIEW] Don’t Look Up checks all the boxes of a great movie

January 7, 2022 – RubicOnline Warning: this article contains spoilers. Don’t Look Up begins with Ph.D. candidate Kate Dibiasky, played by Jennifer Lawrence, discovering a comet approaching earth. She alerts her professor Randall Mindy, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. They calculate that the comet is approximately nine kilometers wide, or as big as the comet that […]

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] Reviewing the Marine Debris Tracker app

Citizen science is research conducted by the public. Now, you can aid the fight against plastic pollution by researching it yourself. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, also known as the Mayors of the Mississippi River, partnered with the United Nations Environment Program, the National Geographic Society, and the University of Georgia to create an accessible way for the general public to battle plastic pollution by gathering data along the Mississippi River.

[SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS] What’s in your Starbucks cup? Probably slave labor.

On March 1, Starbucks released a message from Michelle Burns, senior vice president for global coffee and tea, stating that on the next day, a UK news show entitled Dispatches would air a program on child labor on coffee farms in Guatemala, calling out Starbucks.