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Recent floods warn of future climate change effects
August 22, 2016
Associate Editor Benroy Chan warns that climate change may lead to more floods similar to those that have struck Louisiana.
DHFS sustainability efforts deserve more credit
May 3, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan explains how DHFS focus on sustainability deserves more praise.
Campus bike-sharing systems can help reduce pollution
April 27, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan explains how a bike-sharing program across campus can help reduce pollution.
Value of our planet merits more than feel-good holiday
April 21, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan reminds that awareness for the Earth and its upkeep should not be limited to Earth Day.
Fracking companies must respond reasonably to new data
April 12, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan argues that fracking companies must recognize and incorporate new found data.
UT expansion must grow with student community farms
April 5, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan urges UT to develop its east campus expansion in unison with its existing farm program.
UT needs to expand its sustainability-based majors
March 29, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan explains why UT needs to expand its sustainability program.
Individual water conservation must increase alongside Austin’s growing population
March 22, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan argues that Austinites must be wary of water conversation as the city's population grows.
Environmental justice requires proactive government regulation
March 8, 2016
Senior columnist Benroy Chan argues for a more progressive approach from the government when dealing with environmental justice.
Ethical consumerism demands individual responsibility
March 1, 2016
Senior columnist Benroy Chan argues that consumers must take action to understand whether the products they buy adversely affect the environment.
Marijuana debate should include environmental impacts
February 23, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan argues that the environmental implications must be considered when discussing marijuana.
Austin should embrace urban density, not reject it
February 17, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan advocates using small-lot amnesty to help Austin's urban density.
Carbon capture and storage has no future
February 10, 2016
Senior columnist Benroy Chan writes that carbon capture and storage technologies should play not part in efforts to fight global climate change.
DDT is an unviable solution for combating Zika
February 2, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan argues that using DDT as a means for combatting Zika may lead to unintended consequences.
Leaders must claim environmental accountability
January 26, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan writes that leaders at all levels of government must be accountability to environmental irresponsibility, especially state-level officials in their home states.
Compromise is essential to environmental sustainability
January 19, 2016
Senior Columnist Benroy Chan writes that furthering environmental sustainability requires a change in attitude, which can be made in small but powerful ways, unlike the protesters' strategy in Oregon.
Artists should cooperate with music streaming services
November 29, 2015
In a point-counterpoint on whether artists should withhold their music from online streaming sites, columnist Benroy Chan writes that it is in the best interests of listeners, artists and the greater music industry for artists to stream their music online for free.
SAT remains a valuable part of admissions process
November 22, 2015
Starting in March, prospective Longhorns will have to take the revamped SAT. Although arguments against standardized testing rage on, the SAT has been vital to the college admissions process for decades. With the new changes, the test will provide an even better prediction of college success while reducing income bias.
DHFS Friendsgiving can help international students feel more at home
November 16, 2015
Columnist Benroy Chan discusses how DHFS events such as Friendsgiving can help international students grasp local culture.
UT should develop energy efficiency beyond biofuels
November 9, 2015
Columnist Benroy Chan argues that the University should diversify its clean energy research.
Campus carry works only in theory
November 1, 2015
Columnist Benroy Chan writes on that the benefits of campus carry will be intangible to most students when the law goes into effect next year.
Social media may instill apathy in users
October 25, 2015
Columnist Benroy Chan believes this generation's exposure to tragedy through social media has affected its empathy for victims.
State government should help universities lower tuition costs
October 18, 2015
Columnist Benroy Chan argues that state governments are complict in the rising cost of public education.
Harm reduction more effective than abstinence for teaching safety
October 11, 2015
Columnist Benroy Chan writes that abstinence programs are less effective than those that promote harm reduction, like UT's Think About It.
ACL guests should take safety precautions
October 4, 2015
Columnist Benroy Chan highlights the greater health and safety risks facing ACL goers.
Marijuana users must be aware of effects
September 27, 2015
Columnist Benroy Chan wrties that marijuana may be more harmful than popular thought gives it credit for.
Piracy is not the solution to steep textbook prices
September 20, 2015
In a point-counterpoint on the ethics of textbook piracy, Columnist Benroy Chan argues that piracy is not the way to battle the rising prices of traditional textbooks.
UT Clean Plate Club teaches responsibility to young adults
September 9, 2015
Guest columnist Benroy Chan believes that preventing food waste is about more than keeping dining halls clean.
Researchers discover rate of ancient climate change varied by latitudes
September 8, 2015
UT researchers discovered climate change occurs much more rapidly at northern latitudes as opposed to equatorial latitudes, according to a UT press release.