The Wildcat Tribune

PG&E announces Public Safety Power Shutoff following wildfire danger

PG&E maps out areas of impact and damage from the Oct. 29 PSPS, the third wave of power shutoffs. Customers from Northern California and the Bay Area lost their power for a couple days to prevent wildfires when a destructive wind event was predicted to come.
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...

Government subsidizes fossil fuels at the expense of the environment

Government subsidizes fossil fuels at the expense of the environment
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...

The invisible crisis of vanishing fish

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...

DV students strike for climate change

Dougherty students strike to fight climate change in the quad.
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...

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts

Scientific breakthroughs promise progress in environmental restoration efforts
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...

AP Biology encounters life and nature at Cal Academy of Sciences

Junior Cheryl Shin gazes upward at the exotic fish in the flooded rain forest exhibit in the Aquarium. “My favorite part of the AP Bio field trip was being able to explore the museum with my friends. I got really excited in the aquarium and butterfly exhibits and it was just a fun day with friends,” she said.
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...

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

Broken down financially, the Zero Waste movement is both accessible and economically monumental.
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...

America’s coal industries decline as mining jobs stagnate

In review, President Trump's policies on coal have had daunting repercussions for the environment and, while initially promising, questionable economic consequences.
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...

Igniting the effort toward preservation

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...

Global warming: Should you be worried?

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...

California Camp Fire endangers health of all children

A family wearing N95 masks evacuates Paradise, which remains permeated with hazardous smoke from the Camp Fire.
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...

Youth make history in Juliana v. US

After three years, the 21 youth plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the federal government will go to trial on Oct. 29. In Juliana v. U.S., the plaintiffs will fight for a climate recovery plan and advocate for the right to environmental protections.
Everything you need to know about the environmental “trial of the century”
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...

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