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Turning off unnecessary lights at night illuminates the natural glow and beauty of the stars and galaxies visible in the night sky.

Global Reset: Bright lights tarnish dark starry nights

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor February 23, 2021

Traveling hours away from the Bay Area’s brightly lit sky to take photos of the galaxies in our universe, one finds oneself in a vast wilderness as stars twinkle above across the night sky. A swarm of...

The Bay Area Sky turned shades of orange and yellow due to the fires ravaging the state. Over 3.1 million acres of land have burned since the start of the year.

California struck by record wildfire season

by Mark Hu and Arya Maheshwari October 3, 2020

Fires have swept across California with over 3.7 million acres in land burned, as of October 3. The state has been dealing with the lasting effects of a harsh heatwave that prompted the California Independent...

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

by Arya Maheshwari, Varsha Rammohan, Lucy Ge, and Michael Eng April 27, 2019

The icecaps are melting. Wildfires and polar vortices are breaking out. The ocean is acidifying. Category 5 hurricanes are ripping through the U.S. seemingly every year. In the face of looming disaster,...

Global Reset: Local efforts to be environmental

Global Reset: Local efforts to be environmental

by Eric Fang and Anna Vazhaeparambil February 26, 2019

How can we replace plastics in our schools with compostable material? How can we reduce idle energy? What are some activities that may get students more interested in the environment? Attendees of the...

A rendition of an H2 molecule of the hydrogen gas used in fuel cells.

The potential of Hydrogen

by Sara Yen and Jessie Wang December 8, 2018

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, transportation, mainly cars and trucks, constitutes almost 30 percent of all global warming emissions in America. When discussing alternative zero emission...

Global Reset: Hurricane intensity worsens with changes in global climate

Global Reset: Hurricane intensity worsens with changes in global climate

by Vivian Jin and Lucy Ge October 22, 2018

After Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence damaged the east coast of the United States, thousands of people continue to recover from the destruction. According to the United States Census Bureau,...

Global Reset: The new normal

Global Reset: The new normal

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor September 3, 2018

17 fires are actively burning across California as of Aug. 28. The Mendocino Complex fire, the largest ever in Californian history, continues to spread in the Ranch portion and is now 93 percent contained....

Global Reset: Holocene Extinction threatens biodiversity

Global Reset: Holocene Extinction threatens biodiversity

by Nicole Chen and Ruhi Sayana January 29, 2017

Over 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed this earth, yet their peaceful harmony ended when a meteor struck, creating a crater in the Yucatan Peninsula and bringing about a drastic fluctuation in climate...

Coral in the British Virgin Islands. Widespread coral bleaching events have been occuring in places such as the coast of Hawaii and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Global Reset: Coral bleaching threatens marine ecosystems

by Rose Guan, Winged Post Copy Editor November 17, 2016

The largest living thing on earth is dying. The Great Barrier Reef stretches across more than 130,000 square miles off the coast of northeastern Australia. Its several hundred coral species and associated...

Global Reset: Climate change brings both droughts and floods

Global Reset: Climate change brings both droughts and floods

by Katherine Zhang and Helen Yang October 11, 2016

Catastrophic floods poured 7.1 trillion gallons of water on southern Louisiana in August, submerging thousands of houses and businesses and causing the state’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Meanwhile,...

Global reset: the darker side of light

Global reset: the darker side of light

by Tiffany Wong, Copy Editor August 28, 2016

In the fight to protect the environment, countless organizations and groups have spoken out about the impacts of the pollution of air, water and chemicals on the natural world. But while light pollution...

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