Opinion

TWINING: Unhealthy competition in Yale’s sciences

March 1, 2012 • 20
A number of plausible explanations have been given for why Yale undergraduates don’t flock to the natural sciences in the same numbers as their peers at other Ivy League institutions do, including a lack of interesting intro-level courses, a harsher grading scale in science departments and the sheer difficulty of natural sciences. However, I’d venture »
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Opinion

Twining: The nature of our environment

April 22, 2010 • 0
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. A lot has happened in the 40 years since April 22, 1970. The modern environmental movement has transformed itself from a movement lead by counter-cultural hippies to one lead by companies like Walmart and institutions like Yale. Instead of suing the people polluting our planet, we’ve learned »
Opinion

Twining: Care about more than climate

April 8, 2010 • 0
Does the thought of nitrogen deposition keep you up at night? If you answered no, you’re not alone. When my professor posed this question to a classroom full of environmental studies majors and students at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, we all shook our heads. Who worries, really passionately worries, about nitrogen pollution? »
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Opinion

Twining: Phantom Appliances

March 5, 2010 • 0
Opinion

Twining: A problem right now

December 4, 2009 • 12
The most important negotiations in the world start on Monday in Copenhagen. At stake is no less than the future of our planet’s climate. International delegates will gather for two weeks in Copenhagen at the United Nation’s 15th Congress of the Parties, COP15, to discuss how we can prevent catastrophic climate change. Yet if you’ve »