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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...

Youth make history in Juliana v. US

Youth make history in Juliana v. US

Taylor Atienza, Features Editor

October 19, 2018

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

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, News Editor

April 28, 2018

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

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

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 ...

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