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California struck by record wildfire season

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.
Several lives lost, over 3.7 million acres burn as dry weather conditions bring fires with new intensity
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
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
Students and faculty take steps towards environmentally-driven action on the community level
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...

The potential of Hydrogen

A rendition of an H2 molecule of the hydrogen gas used in fuel cells.
Looking ahead to the future of renewable energy with hydrogen fuel cell research
December 7, 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
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
Climate change increases the size and frequency of natural disasters
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
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...

Global Reset: Coral bleaching threatens marine ecosystems

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.
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
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
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...

Global reset: facing our future

Global reset: facing our future
Climate change's effect on coastal cities
May 5, 2016

Torrential storms submerged Houston in two feet of rain last week, leading to flooding in the streets and forcing emergency personnel to rescue stranded citizens. These floods could be a preview into...

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