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The 2023 California wildfire season has been less active compared to recent years, leading to less natural destruction.

California cities avoid major fires and smoky days

William Zhao, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

California’s 2023 fire season has been subdued compared to past years, allowing for less damages to local communities and more pristine skies.  Heavy rainfall in this past spring helped alleviate...

The sun sets behind smoke from the Oasis of Mara Fire at Joshua National Park in 2018

Particulate matter makes sunsets pretty, but not vivid

Abby Kapur, Sports Editor May 9, 2023

In fall of 2020, California skies were stained red due to the smoke from the fires burning all across the state. The smoke gave the skies a dull, maroon hue. It was one of the most prominent examples of...

 Oil drill sites are being set up in Alaska for the recently passed project, the Willow Project.

The Thunder of Willow

Nishita Mukherjee, Managing Editor May 7, 2023

The Biden administration decided to pass The Willow Project, on March 13 of this year, a decision that has gained quite a reaction from the general public. The Willow Project references the American...

As hate toward vegetarian diets increases, its essential to question the effectivity of them.

Subject to Change: Questioning vegans

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Opinions Editor April 16, 2023

Dear reader,  Recently, I was scrolling through my YouTube feed and I saw a video from YouTuber beenoftheweek with the Vegan Teacher that piqued my interest. For those of you who haven’t been on...

Shopping for more than you need harms the planet, and ultimately this overconsumption becomes unsatisfying as well.

Subject to Change: Overconsumption is how we’re slowly murdering our home

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Opinions Editor February 1, 2023

Do you have a drawer filled with things that you never use? Maybe you have a section of your closet with clothes you wore once and will possibly never wear again. Perhaps you're looking for the “next...

Many rivers and creeks across the state are flooding and spreading into towns and communities.

California’s recent megastorms are more than just an outlier- it’s a pattern

Ella Shen and Saanvi Haridas January 31, 2023

For the first time in decades, California has been hit with multiple fierce winter rainstorms. Creeks and ponds that have been dry all year long filled up and many residents across the state are being...

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,...

With soup on paintings and other eco-vandalism actions, the climate change gambit is changing.

Climate activists seek unexpected outlets to convey their urgent message

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...

Dealing with population growth requires us to strike a careful balance between the needs of humans and nature.

The overpopulation myth obstructs meaningful climate action

Indra Deshmukh, Copy Editor January 24, 2023

Earth’s population just reached eight billion people, and many of them are upset about it. It’s hard to blame them: the environment is a hot topic, and overpopulation has contributed considerably to...

While electric cars may appear to be a better choice compared to gas-powered vehicles, they still come with drawbacks.

Electric cars aren’t the environmental saviors people think they are

Sofia Jones Rivera and Ella Shen November 29, 2022

The recent ban on the production of gas powered cars set to go into place in 2035, is simply pressure by the producers to benefit off of society’s glorified perspective of the green impact of electric...

Hurricane Ian causes destruction of the Florida coast, disrupting the lives of many.

Hurricane Ian wreaks havoc across Florida, disrupting the lives of many

Sofia Jones Rivera and Ekroop Kaur November 19, 2022

On Sept. 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian was one of the deadliest hurricanes to strike the United States since the 1930s. With its three separate landfalls in Cuba, Florida and South Carolina, the tropical cyclone...

Fresh produce tables welcome customers to browse and pick out their favorite fruits.

Farmers’ markets promote a fruitful future

Ananya Mukherjee, Indra Deshmukh, and Neetra Chakraborty November 14, 2022

Solar panels. Electric cars. Windmills. Paper straws so we can “save the turtles.” As the planet hurtles closer toward a climate catastrophe, environmentalists are increasing their efforts to improve...

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