Illustration of waves of heat from a radiating sun surrounding residential buildings, by Jericho Tang

Environmental racism: Heat islands

Humanity’s impact on the environment is undeniable. Urban Heat Islands, or UHIs, are often an underlooked yet well-documented example of the environmental alteration occurring in many cities. In simple terms, concentrations of asphalt, cement and other surfaces absorb solar heat then radiate it back into the environment at a higher
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Sustainable fashion on a budget

The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world and the amount of waste from fast fashion overwhelms landfills left and right. Though buying clothes from sustainable brands is a great ethical option, cost remains a significant hurdle for many clothing consumers. A plain white shirt from Patagonia, a brand known for its sustainable practices, is $40, while H&M’s fast-fashion equivalent goes for half of that. Sustainable fashion seems like something that is not accessible for those on a budget, but it can be. Here are some tips on achieving sustainability while serving looks on a dime.
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