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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

by Arya Maheshwari, Varsha Rammohan, Lucy Ge, and Michael Eng

April 27, 2019


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

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, the Green New Deal (GND) attempts to address the increasingly detrimental effects of climate change. ...

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

by Nicole Tian and Arya Maheshwari

March 24, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Jeff Biggers, the founder of the Climate Narrative Project, a project dedicated to the convergence of science and the humanities to effectively communicate the message of climate change, visited the upper school on Feb. 8 and participated in the faculty retreat over the following weekend. As part of ...

Over 250 students step out of class in climate strike

Over 250 students step out of class in climate strike

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

March 16, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Over 250 students participated in a 15-minute walkout organized by Green Team on Friday in solidarity with the Youth Climate Strike. The Youth Climate Strike was participated in by students from around 112 countries according to the website of the organizers of the strike. It was originally orga...

Global Reset: Local efforts to be environmental

Global Reset: Local efforts to be environmental

by Eric Fang and Anna Vazhaeparambil

February 26, 2019


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

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 Students for Green High Schools Conference on Jan. 26 brainstormed solutions to these questions in small...

Keep up the progress

Keep up the progress

by Jin Tuan, STEM columnist and lifestyle editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Columnists, STEM, Winged Post

Scientists work hard to come up with breakthrough after breakthrough. Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising step into the future, but like any other solution proposed, they aren’t the be-all and end-all of solutions to sustainability. Hydrogen fuel, though relatively straightforward to use and cons...

Green Team hosts screening of environmental documentary

Green Team hosts screening of environmental documentary

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

November 17, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, Online Exclusive, STEM

The Green Team hosted a screening of the first part of the documentary, Tomorrow, on Nov. 14 in Diane Moss’ classroom to offer a unique outlook on the environmental issues that affect the planet and the feasible solutions people can implement as a response. "It is very different compared to other...

From California to Alaska: Human ecology comes to life

From California to Alaska: Human ecology comes to life

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under STEM

It was late June in North America, but Dr. Kate Schafer was dressed in brown rubber boots, windbreakers and knitted beanies. After trudging in muddy soil for hours, many on the trek were exhausted and soaked, but all was forgotten as a towering waterfall came into view. Torrential water poured downwar...

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


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

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, the hurricane affected Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and the Di...

The art of creating kombucha leather

The art of creating kombucha leather

by Jin Tuan and Arely Sun

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Fueled by our consumerism, climate change continues to wreak havoc. The demand for crude oil and the mountains of plastic in our oceans often take the forefront in discussions about the negative human impact on the planet. What is equally as formidable, however, is the insatiable demand for animal fu...

Residents rebuild after super Typhoon Mangkhut damages Asia

Residents rebuild after super Typhoon Mangkhut damages Asia

by Gloria Zhang and Mara Tucker

October 17, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Winged Post

Residents and governments are rebuilding cities after Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest tropical storm of the year, swept through the Southeast Asia and Southern China, causing severe damage to infrastructure and agriculture. Typhoon Mangkhut, or Typhoon Ompong, first landed in the Luzon province of the...

Wildfires devastate Mendocino County

Wildfires devastate Mendocino County

by Eric Fang and Mark Hu

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

The largest wildfire in California’s history, the Mendocino Complex Fire, began last July and has officially been 100 percent contained as of Sept. 18, nearly two months after its inception. The complex, a likely byproduct of an increasingly warmer climate, is the deadly combination of two wildfires,...

Global Reset: The new normal

Global Reset: The new normal

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

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. With three injuries and one fatality confirmed so far, and smoke covering all of California and ...

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