The Wildcat Tribune

France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

France ban on chick culling takes step forward for animal rights

Aditi Lappathi and Eva Shen

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 process, known as chick culling, is more common than we like to think, since most of ...

Australian bushfires spark activism at Australian Open

Australian bushfires spark activism at Australian Open

Aria Khalique, Staff Writer

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 affected some players, inspiring activism in many. World No. 180 Dalia Jakupovic suffered a sev...

Bushfires devastate Australian wildlife

Bushfires devastate Australian wildlife

Amruta Baradwaj and Megan Dhillon

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 causes for the fires, the main source has been attributed to an intense drought that spread out...

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

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

Steven Deng, Copy Editor

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 on Sept. 20, 2019. Millions of protesters worldwide united under one common goal: to demand action a...

Food waste litters Dougherty halls

Food waste litters Dougherty halls

Anika Garg, Steven Deng, and Harshita Neralla

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 issue: food waste.  Food waste contributes more to climate change than nearly any country; acco...

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

Trump withdraws from Paris Climate Accord

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

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 Nations rules, the first day Trump would have been allowed to do so was Nov. 4, three years aft...

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...

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...

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