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Letter: 12-year-old urges preservation of Amazon rainforest

The following is a submitted letter to the editor from a 12-year-old reader who asked to remain anonymous. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Editor, I am interested in saving the Amazon Rainforest from destruction and pollution, and I have made this

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KSS students seek funds for Little Forest outdoor classroom

Kingston Secondary School (KSS) students are asking for your help to plant a “Little Forest” outdoor classroom in Champlain Park. Namirah Quadir, Urban Student Trustee for the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Isadora Ferguson of Friday’s for Future Kingston, both students at KSS, appear in a YouTube video asking

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Queen’s University ranked first in Canada for their Sustainable Development Goals

In the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings of global universities that are advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and beyond their local communities, Queen’s University has placed first in Canada and fifth in the world. The rankings measured over 1,200 post-secondary institutions and focused on the

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Jeff Scott: The Countryside View – The precarious rise of Dixie

Being a Civil War buff, I have often ventured into the Heart of Dixie with an historian’s eye. The American southeast, or the Confederate States as they were then, were devastated by the Civil War, particularly by Sherman’s destructive ‘March to the Sea,’ where the army set out to destroy

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Jeff Scott: The Countryside View – The news that still needs to be told

  Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy,’ did a stint on John Oliver’s late night show Last Week Tonight to talk about carbon taxes and climate change. He did an adult version of his iconic science show as a skit. He angrily stated, “By the end of this century, if emissions

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Protest demands greater municipal action on climate change

  On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 a rally was held outside the City of Kingston’s Strategic Planning meeting at Goodes Hall by 350 Kingston, a group of local citizens “committed to taking action on climate change.” This was the city’s fourth strategic planning session and intended to finalize council’s 2019-2022

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Kingstonians take to the streets as part of international climate strike

Kingstonians take to the streets as part of international climate strike Anywhere from 300 to 800 people gathered in the streets of Kingston throughout the day, joining those in over 95 countries internationally taking part in the global ‘Climate Strike’ on Friday, Mar. 15, 2019. Here in Kingston, the rally

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