The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

Just rain won’t be enough to fill the bucket the California drought has left empty.

The heavy rains won’t solve California’s drought

Nethra Dhamodaran, Opinions Editor January 27, 2023

Rainfall totals have been 400-600 percent above average values the past several weeks in nearly all of California, according to the National Weather Service. Locally, that has translated to San Francisco,...

Soup on paintings: the climate change gambit is changing

Soup on paintings: the climate change gambit is changing

Udita Jonnala and Mitali Mittal January 24, 2023

Eco-vandalism is on the rise after two students, Phoebe Plummer and Anna Holland, tossed soup on “Sunflowers”, a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, to protest against the use of fossil fuels in October...

California aims to eliminate the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, a policy that many viewed to be a step in the right direction against greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

California tackles climate change by restricting gas-powered vehicle sales

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang October 3, 2022

On Aug. 25, 2022, California passed a policy that would prohibit the sale of new gas-powered cars and light trucks within the state by the year 2035. Although this proposal, Advanced Clean Cars II, does...

Generational gaps can affect how we tackle climate change as younger generations are left with the responsibility of the climate crisis.

Climate change among the final generations

Tessa Galeazzi, Assistant Web Manager January 11, 2022

“It’s up to your generation to ensure a brighter future for our world!” When I was younger and teachers said anything along those lines to the class, I felt a sense of pride and encouragement....

The Countdown: a series

The Countdown: a series

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief October 14, 2021

Caring is the hardest part. Which is ironic, given the outstanding consequences of the alternative. When I think about the things I care about most—or that trigger the most guilt—I think about...

When humans disturb the ecosystem, the consequences come back to bite us -- in the form of viruses like COVID-19.

Blaming the right beast: why the pandemic is humanity’s fault

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief September 25, 2020

Eight years ago, a science writer named David Quammen predicted the COVID-19 pandemic. In his bestselling book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, Quammen wrote:  “If there...

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