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Mace & Crown | April 22, 2018

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Environment Archives * Mace & Crown

Gov. McAuliffe declares state of emergencey in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency for Virginia as of earlier today due to the potential upcoming effects of Hurricane Irma.

According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, “The order is designed to … Read More

Norfolk Treads Water, Sea-Levels Rise

June 9, 2017 |

Justin L.C. Ross | Contributing Writer


As the 2017-2018 hurricane season approaches, it is prudent for residents and Monarchs to make themselves aware of the City of Norfolk’s pattern of recurring flooding, if they wish to stay dry. Particularly because, as … Read More

Scientists Are Running for Public Office

April 14, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Assistant Technology Editor

Hearing that there are people who don’t believe in climate change is probably nothing new to proponents of climate change. Like every issue, there are two sides to it, and there are going to be people … Read More

Work Release Screens Film About Local Planting

March 25, 2016 |

Ben Maxie Staff Writer

Art and nature collided on Thursday, March 17 at Work Release in Norfolk with the screening of “Branches.” The local plant-inspired art film was presented by plantPOP.

The film was presented in three parts and followed people who … Read More

Ken Catania Discusses Sea Predators and Neurology at ODU Lecture

March 19, 2016 |

As part of the Lytton J. Musselman Natural History Lecture, ODU hosted predatory biologist and neurologist Ken Catania. Catania has studied the neuroscience and behavior of numerous predators, and his talk centered on his investigation of electric eels, water shrews, tentacled … Read More

Barshi Lab Biologist Discusses Coral Reef Sustainability

March 6, 2016 |

Ben Maxie Staff Writer

I sat down with Harmony Hancock, a coral biologist in the Barshis Lab at Old Dominion University. Many populations rely on reefs for tourism income and food, and an estimated one-third of marine species depend … Read More

Ocean Frontiers Documentary Screened at ODU

March 3, 2016 |

Ben Maxie Staff Writer

Old Dominion University hosted a viewing of Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea, a film about the potential for offshore wind energy development and oceanic planning, on Tuesday, Feb 23. A panel … Read More

Sea Level Rise Continues to Impact Old Dominion University Area

February 12, 2016 | 1

Ben Maxie Contributing Writer

Monarchs may have noticed that Norfolk floods almost every time there is significant rainfall. Subsequently, 49th St. is almost completely impassable at high tide after a storm. These problems are likely to worsen as the ocean continues to encroach … Read More

More Snow Days Likely with El Niño

February 4, 2016 |

Ben Maxie Staff Writer

Old Dominion University students notice the unusual weather this winter, including the snowstorm two weeks ago. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), usually referred to as El Niño, has been in effect over the 2015-2016 winter and might … Read More

Oyster Habitat Being Restored By Marine Biology Association

January 23, 2016 |

One student organization at Old Dominion University (ODU) is working with local non-profit organizations to restore the oyster reefs that once sat in Norfolk’s waters.Read More

Styrofoam: How About a Better Alternative?

January 21, 2016 |

Styrofoam, a brand name for foam made out of polystyrene, is increasingly coming under fire over environmental concerns. Many restaurants around ODU use it.Read More

John Kerry Speaks at ODU

November 11, 2015 |

Sean C. Davis Editor-in-Chief

Secretary of State John Kerry brought his push to address climate change to the Ted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. After delivering a 45-minute speech that covered climate impacts on national security and the need for adaptation … Read More

Students Recruited to Brainstorm Flooding, Sea Level Rise Solutions

September 27, 2015 | 2

This post is part of the Mace & Crown’s sea level rise and adaptation blog, Rising Seas, Sinking Cities. Sean C. Davis Editor-in-Chief

The Virginia Sea Grant held a student discussion on Sept. 18 … Read More

ODU Students Work on Nation’s First Climate Change Adapted Neighborhood

April 29, 2015 | 1

Students and organizations throughout southeast Virginia are collaborating to design the first climate change adapted neighborhood in the nation.Read More

Sustainability: Living for the Long Run

April 23, 2015 |

By Christian Chance Contributing Writer

Sustainability is a do-or-die concept. The main tenet is that people must live in a way that maximizes the planet’s limited natural resources, not just for their own sake, but for that of their grandchildren and … Read More

Climate Change Reality Check Comes to Hampton Roads

April 20, 2015 |

Leaders from Hampton Roads’ cities are having to adapt to climate change now. As the region sinks while sea levels rise, the conversation on how to prepare came to Old Dominion University in March of 2015.Read More