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The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

University of Wisconsin students protest the institution’s fossil fuel investments.
Across the Country, Colleges & Universities Move to Divest
Arman Luczkow, Opinions Editor • April 22, 2020

As the issue of climate change has become increasingly salient, colleges and universities have come under increasing pressure to withdraw their investments wrapped up in different...

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The NEXUS pipeline’s route through Oberlin.
Eight Years In, NEXUS Fight Continues
Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief • April 22, 2020

For the better part of a decade, Oberlin residents, City officials, and College students have been involved in a battle against NEXUS Gas Transmission, a 256-mile pipeline...

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Mary Annaïse Heglar.
Q&A: Mary Annaïse Heglar, OC ’06, Climate Writer
Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief • April 22, 2020

Mary Annaïse Heglar, OC ’06, is a writer who focuses primarily on personal essays about the intersections of climate and justice. She also serves as director of publications...

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Appalachian Storage Hub Development Sparks Concerns
Dan Kennedy, Features Editor • April 22, 2020

Appalachia has been a hub of fossil fuel extraction for over a century, and the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition has been leading anti-pollution efforts in the region since...

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Water levels across the Great Lakes System are reaching record highs.
As Great Lakes Water Levels Rise, Connection to Climate Change Unclear
Anisa Curry Vietze, Editor-in-Chief • April 22, 2020

Water levels in Lake Erie — and the Great Lake system overall — are higher this year than they’ve been in over a century, and for people who live and work next to the...

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Sonia Shah.
Q&A: Sonia Shah, OC ’90, Investigative Journalist
Nathan Carpenter and Ananya Gupta April 22, 2020

Sonia Shah, OC ’90, is an investigative journalist and award-winning author. She has written several notable books, including The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move, set...

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A photo of the author’s research group in Cuba. Author pictured first row, second from right.
Engaged and Applied Science is the Future of Environmental Research
Monica Dix April 22, 2020

After a mass transition away from industrial monoculture to organic agriculture in the 1990s, Cuba has rapidly become a model for organic agriculture research. The island remained largely inaccessible...

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The Jordan River Valley.
Environmental Peacebuilding in the Middle East
Antonia Offen April 22, 2020

When Jordanian General Mansour Abu Rashid was a soldier in the Arab-Israeli wars, he never thought that one day he would help bring peace to the valley between Jordan and Israel. General Mansour, who was...

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A forest in eastern Germany.
East Germany in 1980s Gives Example of Effective Environmental Activism
Celeste McBride April 22, 2020

One of the most challenging aspects of working as an activist is that of mobilization — developing ways to inspire people to do work that they do not have to do. A precious few people get out of bed...

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Photo Essay: Hunan, China
Photo Essay: Hunan, China
Yan Jin April 22, 2020

Editor’s note: The passage by Shen Congwen is translated from the original Chinese by the writer. For me, Hunan, China is not only a place of memories — it is where my maternal family lives and where...

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Students and community members gather in Tappan Square for a climate strike on the morning of Sept. 20.
A Dispatch From Oberlin’s Climate Strike
Faith Ward, Editorial Board Advisor • April 22, 2020

Editor’s note: On Sept. 20, 2019, the Global Climate Strike took place in thousands of communities around the world, as millions of people rallied to...

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Earlier this month, the demolition of the Crawford coal plant’s smokestack sent dust billowing into the Chicago community of
Little Village in the midst of a global pandemic.
COVID-19, Climate Justice Fundamentally Linked
Special Issue Editorial Board April 22, 2020

When this Editorial Board first met to discuss possible directions for our work in this issue, the possibilities seemed limitless. After all, environmental...

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Barefoot Dialogue: Seeking Connection to People and Land
Barefoot Dialogue: Seeking Connection to People and Land
Lily Jones, Sam Bailey , and Martha Hoffman April 22, 2020

https://issuu.com/theoberlinreview/docs/the_oberlin_review_special_issue/14

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Young activists rally for the Green New Deal.
In Favor of the Green New Deal
Delia Walz April 22, 2020

By now, it is clear that the world has until 2030 to limit the catastrophic effects of climate change by keeping global average temperatures from rising...

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In UCC Report, Northeast Ohio Identified As “Hot Spot” of Environmental Injustice
Nathan Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief • April 22, 2020

This past February, the United Church of Christ published a report on polluting facilities located in or near residential communities across the country....

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“Don’t Frack With Us:” How to Stop a Pipeline
Rachael Hood April 22, 2020

After staunchly opposing the construction of a pipeline through their community, some people will agree to settle and concede the fight while others take...

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