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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Monterey Bay Aquarium visitors watch native species, including the giant kelp, in one of the establishments exhibitions. The aquarium protects marine species by providing information about climate change and maintaining research and surrogacy programs.

Global Reset: In a world of warming oceans, what does a sanctuary provide?

by Sabrina Zhu and Alysa Suleiman November 8, 2021

560 billion tons of CO2 absorbed. A 30% increase in the acidity of surface waters. A roughly 50 times faster rate of change in oceanic pH. 5652 marine species classified as threatened. This is the damage...

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Green Team hosted the multi-day long Harker EcoChallenge. Students and faculty members completed environmentally responsible tasks, like consuming meatless meals or travelling by bike, and submitted their accomplishments for points.

Global Reset: Food waste contributes to climate change

by Sabrina Zhu and Mark Hu May 19, 2021

Every year, $936 billion worth of food is wasted, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). These 1.3 billion tonnes, equivalent to one third of all food produced,...

Snow covers the quad next to the cafeteria at the University of Texas at Austin. The university closed campus on Feb. 14 and reopened on Feb. 24 due to the water outage and hazardous weather conditions.

Global Reset: Unprecedented snowstorms hit Texas and leave residents without power or water

by Alysa Suleiman and Sabrina Zhu March 1, 2021

When the first flakes of snow drifted down Tuesday, Feb. 16, covering the front of her apartment complex in Houston in a blanket of white, Meeah Bradford, a junior at St. John’s Academy, laughed and...

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...

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to adopt a progressive stance on climate change and to reverse President Donald Trump’s actions. The Biden Administration has also expressed a concern for environmental justice, or the disproportionate harm of pollution on people of color and low-income communities.

Global Reset: Biden pledges a progressive climate change plan

by Irene Yuan and Sabrina Zhu January 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to adopt a progressive stance on climate change and to reverse President Donald Trump’s actions. Biden’s main plan, driven by a desire to see a clean energy revolution...

The Bay Area Sky turned shades of orange and yellow in September of 2020 due to the fires ravaging the state.

Global Reset: 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...

Smoke fills the sky near the property of middle school math teacher Margaret Huntleys sister on the outskirts of the capital city of Canberra. Bushfire smoke consists of water vapor, various-sized particles and toxic gases like nitrous oxide and carbon monoxide.

Global Reset: Australia battles blazing bushfires in war against climate change

by Emily Tan and Brian Chen February 3, 2020

26.9 million acres burned. More than 3,000 homes destroyed. 33 deaths, including nine firefighters, as of Jan. 31, according to the Crisis Coordination Center of the Australian government. And over one...

Global Reset: #TeamTrees raises environmental awareness

by Mark Hu and Nina Gee November 18, 2019

A large black number hovers momentarily at 19,999,966 on a live YouTube subscriber count and suddenly spikes past 20 million; James “Jimmy” Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, has just reached 20 million...

The logistics team brainstorms how to get students to Diridon, the starting place of the Sept. 20 climate strike.

Global Reset: “The existential crisis of our time”

by Eric Fang, Mark Hu, Nina Gee, and Saloni Shah August 30, 2019

Youth demand climate action  The sidewalk outside the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel was flooded with yellow. Last Friday, over 250 young people protested outside of the hotel, where the Democratic...

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...

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