The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The concept of lab-grown meat has the potential to solve the global challenges associated with climate change and food production, yet the high cost and shortage of available technology still obstruct widespread implementation.

Cultured meat paves the way for a more sustainable future

Allan Zhang, Copy Editor December 13, 2022

On Nov. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first cultured meat product, lab-grown chicken produced by food technology company UPSIDE Foods. Faced with increasing concerns about the...

California aims to eliminate the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, a policy that many viewed to be a step in the right direction against greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

California tackles climate change by restricting gas-powered vehicle sales

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang October 3, 2022

On Aug. 25, 2022, California passed a policy that would prohibit the sale of new gas-powered cars and light trucks within the state by the year 2035. Although this proposal, Advanced Clean Cars II, does...

The Trash-Free stand at the weekly San Ramon Farmer’s Market in the City Center Bishop Ranch invites locals and businesses to participate in the program

San Ramon’s Trash-Free program encourages sustainability among locals with customer incentives

Kimberly Cui, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

The City of San Ramon implemented “Trash-Free” this April to encourage local businesses and residents to reduce single-use foodware.  The program recently expanded a subproject on drinks, designed...

Contra Costa County brought together over 800 volunteers this year, collecting over 10,000 pounds of trash

California’s Coastal Cleanup Day unites volunteers against plastic pollution

Ella Shen, Managing Editor September 16, 2022

California’s 38th annual Coastal Cleanup Day takes place on Sept. 17 , 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. An average of 70,000 volunteers from around the state participate in this global event, with over 50 countries...

Plastic lines many of Californias beaches, devastating both the land and seas around it.

The plastic pollution pandemic

Ella Shen, Managing Editor September 13, 2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over our lives, another more subtle pandemic is growing: the plastic pandemic. The pandemic has increased usage of sanitary plastic products, which are being washed...

Dougherty Valleys prospective bike co-op strive to allow students to use school owned bikes throughout the school year.

Dougherty Valley’s prospective bike co-op rides in a positive direction

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath and Jade Wang May 19, 2022

Late students are certainly not an anomaly at Dougherty Valley High School. Every morning, a handful of students rush through the front gates at the sound of the late bell, all with different excuses....

California condors at the Hopper Mountain NWR facility wait for medical evaluation.

California condor returns from the brink of extinction to grace Contra Costa County skies

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief May 16, 2022

In October 2021, for the first time in 100 years, a California condor – the largest flying bird in North America – graced Contra Costa County skies.  In 1987, there were only 27 condors remaining...

chevron sign with the label, prices for gas

Californians bear the financial brunt of skyrocketing gas prices

Shreyas Sambara and Nihal Singh April 25, 2022

As gas prices soar above $6 a gallon in the San Ramon Valley area, San Ramon residents and Californians statewide are perplexed by the cause of such outrageous prices.  “There’s been a huge increase...

The Board of Supervisors voted to build houses on the map shown.

Contra Costa County express their disapproval towards the Tassajara Parks Project

Ashley Lee, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

On July 6, 2021, the Contra Costa County Planning Commision voted 4-2 to reject 125 single-family homes from being built on the Tassajara Valley due to water issues, only to be overturned by the Board...

Tule Elk Population Distribution Maps of California, Past to Present

NPS threatens endangered tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore: an exploration of sides and solutions

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief October 24, 2020

In the 1870s, there were ten tule elk left in the world.  These 10 individuals were leftovers, the ghosts of a species that had been hunted to near extinction by Europeans. Endemic to California, the...

As the SCU Complex fires are being contained, air quality in NorCal steadily declines

Ravaging SCU lightning complex fire almost contained

Megan Dhillon, PR Editor September 13, 2020

As of Sept. 11, the SCU lightning complex fire is now 98% contained, having affected 396,624 acres across multiple counties (Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County,...

Humans are the first creatures to have instigated a mass extinction. Perhaps well be the first to reverse one, too.

Climate change: what we need is shame

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief May 28, 2020

I used to drink giant bottles of water— the 32 ounce plastic ones you can buy at certain Costcos. As a disproportionately hydrated person, I would lug them to school every day. That was one giant plastic...

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