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

Shopping for more than you need harms the planet.

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

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer 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...

// Arushi Chanda

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,...

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...

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...

Pakistan suffers from the aftermath of consistent floods, resulting in a state of emergency

Pakistan works to recover from worst flood in country’s history

Shreya Jagannathan, Copy Editor October 5, 2022

Since June, Pakistan has been devastated by heavy monsoons and melting glaciers that resulted in a series of dangerous floods. Nearly one third of the nation is underwater and millions of victims have...

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...

As droughts worsen, many Californians believe grass lawns are counterproductive toward water conservation efforts.

Outdated appeal of grass lawns harms water conservation efforts

Lauren Chen and Tanvi Rao October 2, 2022

Just like the white picket fence, a neatly trimmed lawn has remained a symbol of suburban Americana for decades. However, the maintenance of these meticulously-kept lawns comes at a devastating environmental...

The Trash-Free stand at the weekly San Ramon Farmer’s Market in the City Center Bishop Ranch invites locals and businesses to participate in the program

San Ramon’s Trash-Free program encourages sustainability among locals with customer incentives

Kimberly Cui, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

The City of San Ramon implemented “Trash-Free” this April to encourage local businesses and residents to reduce single-use foodware.  The program recently expanded a subproject on drinks, designed...

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