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California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

Rahul Kumar

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, Environment, News, Science & Tech

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...

Youth make history in Juliana v. US

Youth make history in Juliana v. US

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Environment, News, Showcase

Three years ago, 21 plaintiffs between the ages of 8 and 19 challenged the federal government at the federal U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in one of the most landmark environmentalism cases of the 21st century. This October, they are finally going to trial. Juliana v. U.S. began in Au...

Trump administration unravels Obama-era policy with rollback of emission regulations

Trump administration unravels Obama-era policy with rollback of emission regulations

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Environment, News, Web Exclusive

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their final plans to reduce methane emission regulations, echoing previous moves by the Trump Administration to weaken climate legislation that controlled the production of emissions.  Climate scientists warn that fewer regulations on methane produc...

It’s not just you: Those white trees on campus really do stink

Michael Han, Assistant News Editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under Community, Environment, News

In the spring, blooming flowers create a picturesque background anywhere you look. Ultimately, all things come to an end, and many of the flowering trees have already shed their petals as new buds grow. Less regrettably, however, is the dissipation of the trademark scent of these smelly white trees. However,...

Why climate change still matters: investigating impact, involvement and uncomfortable truths

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Community, Environment, International, News

Climate change. You’ve heard the term at least once, but likely more than you’d really care to. It’s repeated constantly, in reports about those poor starving polar bears, the gradually rising ocean levels, the dying bees. You’ve heard it, certainly, but let’s face a fact: we mourn those poor bea...

Endangered Species Act at risk for extinction

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Environment, News

Since its enactment in 1973, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has remained a great source of contention. But with the new Trump administration, the controversy over its necessity has reached a new height. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange have led ...

New environmental policies of the Trump administration fuel uncertainty for the future

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Environment, News, Politics

  Mere hours after President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20, the Trump  administration ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to freeze all affairs and contracts (The Washington Post). An email detailing the new instructions was sent to the EPA’s Office of Acqui...

California judge leads recent victory against hydraulic fracking

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Environment, News, Uncategorized

Last September, a U.S. federal judge overturned a federal plan that proposed allowing over one million acres of land in California to be used for hydraulic fracking. Hydraulic fracking, or fracking, is a method of obtaining natural oil and gas from the ground by injecting fluids into the earth. The fl...

An elephantine crisis: new study investigates elephant losses in Africa

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Environment, News

At the Conference of Parties to CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa last September, the International Union for Conservation of Nature presented a new study that revealed African Elephant populations have experienced the worst losses in 25 years. The IUCN report, presented at the 17th conference between the or...

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