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PG&E announces Public Safety Power Shutoff following wildfire danger

PG&E announces Public Safety Power Shutoff following wildfire danger

Helen Kang, Copy Editor

November 24, 2019

During the last two weeks of October, PG&E began a series of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) following Red Flag Warnings from the National Weather Service to prevent wildfires. After PG&E’s faulty electrical and transmission lines led to the 2018 Butte County Camp Fire, the most devastating...

Laughing matters: The science behind humor

Lauren Chen and Amrita Himmatraopet

November 8, 2019

“Laughter is the best medicine” is a common cliché, but countless clinical trials and years of research demonstrate that laughing can actually improve your mental health in a variety of ways. In fact, even at Dougherty Valley, many use laughter as a coping mechanism on a daily basis. Researcher...

Government subsidizes fossil fuels at the expense of the environment

Government subsidizes fossil fuels at the expense of the environment

Sneha Cheenath, Sports Editor

October 20, 2019

Despite advances in renewable energy, the government continues to subsidize nonrenewable energy sources such as oil and coal because of the grave economic effects of removing them.   According to AP Economics teacher Daniel Farmer, “The purpose of a subsidy … is to make it easier to provide more o...

The invisible crisis of vanishing fish

Sarah Kim and Steven Deng

October 13, 2019

Pacific Catch. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cioppino’s. These restaurants, famous for their seafood and fish, may soon struggle to find any fish to serve at all with the plummeting fish stocks of today’s international fisheries. Commercial fish stocks are at risk of passing the point of no return in as little...

DV students strike for climate change

DV students strike for climate change

Daniela Wise, Social Media Editor

October 8, 2019

On Sept. 20, Dougherty students protested and organized a climate strike during the end of fourth period and lunch, joining many students across the country in effort to persuade politicians to treat the climate crisis as a moral obligation. “I am a firm believer that we need to save our environment bef...

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

May 26, 2019

Many headlines today warn of climate change. They cite statistics showing data that global temperatures are increasing, among other effects. Other articles strongly urge action as they emphasize the limited time we have left to mitigate the effects of global warming. We also see and hear about political actions...

AP Biology encounters life and nature at Cal Academy of Sciences

AP Biology encounters life and nature at Cal Academy of Sciences

Daniel Shen, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2019

On April 23, DVHS's AP Biology classes, taught by Mrs. Minu Basu and Mrs. Pam Sheppel, visited the California Academy of Sciences, witnessing the most exotic forms of life in the museum's myriad of environmental exhibits.

Sustainable solutions take root in the form of new zero-waste products and services

Sustainable solutions take root in the form of new zero-waste products and services

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

April 8, 2019

As the Green New Deal and studies about warming trends raise concerns about climate conditions and environmental issues, the zero-waste movement is bringing awareness to the issue of food and resource waste, marking a trend of increased sustainability in the United States. Bring Your Own (BYO) Container grocery store...

America’s coal industries decline as mining jobs stagnate

America’s coal industries decline as mining jobs stagnate

Taylor Atienza and Sasha Hassan

February 19, 2019

“We’ve ended the war on clean, beautiful coal,” President Donald Trump announced at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “We’re going to put our miners back to work.” However, coal and related jobs aren’t on the rise in the US, with coal usage and demand down to its lowest point since 1979...

Igniting the effort toward preservation

Sydney Lewis, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

The central focus of humanity has been for generations, and continues to be, the advancement of human society. Cities and urban settlements are continuously growing, although with the resulting decline of biodiversity, the time has come to recenter our focus. As our planet faces an accelerating eradicat...

Global warming: Should you be worried?

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

February 4, 2019

After trying to save his home from the Woolsey Fire on Nov. 9, Ethan White was forced to abandon his house in Malibu, California. His wife, Nikki, had already fled with their two children, aged five and two, earlier that day. As the flames destroyed his home, White with a group of his neighbors. ...

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

Rahul Kumar

December 6, 2018

Paradise, a once-beautiful Californian city full of golf courses, boats, museums and beautiful parks, has been devastated by the Camp Fire that began on Nov. 8, 2018. Every morning, Mount Diablo glorifies San Ramon with its majestic, refreshing rays. But at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, what normally...

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