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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 2, 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...

STEM Scene: Feb. 12

STEM Scene: Feb. 12

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Reporter February 17, 2021

New COVID-19 variant spreads across country: In September 2020, a new coronavirus variant detected in the United Kingdom rapidly spread around Britain before coming to the United States, specifically...

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...

POLL-itics: Climate change and the environment

POLL-itics: Climate change and the environment

by Nicholas Wei and Sally Zhu November 2, 2020

With Harker Aquila’s new 2020 election repeater, POLL-itics, hear from members of the Harker community on various political issues ahead of the 2020 election on Nov. 3. This installment of POLL-itics...

An expanding animal agriculture industry leads to deforestation to open up new lands, but by cutting down on customer demand by either eliminating or minimizing personal beef consumption, the impact is twofold: forested lands are protected, combating the effects of CO2 emissions, and methane produced by cattle farming decreases.

Cattle and carbon: Why I chose to stop eating beef

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor January 21, 2020

At the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit held on Sept. 23 in New York City, one speaker’s words were particularly convicting. In a YouTube video from Guardian News, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta...

#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...

Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas on Aug. 24.

Hurricane Dorian strikes coast: Rebuild process begins after 8 billion dollars in damages

by Anmol Velagapudi and Irene Yuan November 9, 2019

Dorian, the latest major incident of climate change, was the most intense tropical storm on record to hit the Bahamas. Causing more than seven billion dollars in damages, it is just one of the many hurricanes...

Climate strikers march down Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose, chanting and shouting for environmental protection policies and governmental action. Last Friday, millions of protestors around the world took to the streets to demand climate action from national governments, most of these strikes led by youth activists.

“No Planet B”: Students, faculty join millions worldwide on strike at rally for climate action

by Sriya Batchu, Kathy Fang, and Arushi Saxena September 22, 2019

As a student speaker dressed in a red shirt finishes her speech and steps away from the microphone, the vast crowd of mostly young people erupts in cheers while waving brightly colored handmade signs with...

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

Climate change: “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,...

Jeff Biggers motions during an interview.  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.

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

by Nicole Tian and Arya Maheshwari March 24, 2019

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...

Green Team members Alex Shing (11), Sachi Bajaj (10), and Anvi Banga (11) led Harker students on a walkout as part of the Youth Climate Strike. Green Team organized the event, which was partaken in by students all around the world in efforts to push lawmakers to focus on climate-related policy.

Over 250 students step out of class in climate strike

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor March 16, 2019

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...

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