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

Tule Elk Population Distribution Maps of California, Past to Present
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...

Ravaging SCU lightning complex fire almost contained

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

Climate change: what we need is shame

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

COVID-19 offers chance to revitalize the planet — or destroy it

Carbon emissions have plummeted due to shelter-in-place orders, but we must enact change now, before they are lifted — before it is, once again, too late.
May 3, 2020
As people retreat into their homes worldwide, the earth takes a huge sigh of relief.

New York institutes new ban on disposable plastic bags

New York institutes new ban on disposable plastic bags
April 21, 2020

The state of New York’s plastic bag ban went into effect on March 1, 2020. Such a ban “prohibits the distribution of plastic carryout bags by any person required to collect New York State sales tax,”...

France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

Male chickens produce neither eggs nor palatable meat, so they are not useful in the poultry industry.
March 21, 2020

Countless chickens are hatched in order to produce the 65 billion chickens that are consumed each year. However, male chicks are deemed unpalatable, resulting in the deaths of seven billion chicks annually. This...

Australian bushfires spark activism at Australian Open

The Australian Open commenced on Jan. 19 despite smoke engulfing Melbourne Arena as a result of the Australian bushfires. Many matches were affected leading players to donate parts of winnings to fire relief.
March 7, 2020

The Australian Open began on Sunday, Jan. 19, in spite of poor air quality caused by the Australian bushfires. Though the Melbourne Arena wasn’t directly affected by the fires, poor air quality still...

Bushfires devastate Australian wildlife

Bushfires devastate Australian wildlife
February 7, 2020

Australia has been engulfed in numerous wildfires since the fire season began in late July. As of Jan. 13, 28 casualties and over 2,000 destroyed homes have been recorded. While there are several speculated...

Global communities strive toward carbon neutrality in order to combat climate change

Global communities strive toward carbon neutrality in order to combat climate change
February 4, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of protesters of all ages, ethnicities and genders united behind large, colorful banners. A scene in New York,  Berlin, London and countless other cities during the climate strike...

Food waste litters Dougherty halls

Following lunch and brunch, leftover food is thrown into the nearest trash can, or even left on the floor, without a second thought.
January 8, 2020

At Dougherty Valley High School, abandoned lunch trays filled with leftover food are a common sight. Littering the quad, hallways and stairwells, these lonely trays are indicative of a sinister lurking...

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord
December 27, 2019

On Nov. 4, President Donald Trump put in a notice that the U.S. would leave the Paris Climate Accord in exactly one year, which will be exactly one day after the upcoming presidential election. By United...

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