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Light pollution mutes the sky over Los Angeles. “When you have city artificial lighting in the area, it brightens the night sky, just like the sun brightens the sky and turns it into day,” astronomy teacher Dr. Eric Nelson said.

Global Reset: Where have all the stars gone?

by Jonathan Xue and Ashley Mo February 23, 2024

Far above the Earth we inhabit lies an infinite abyss, scattered with universes undiscovered and galaxies unexplored. Through our night sky, we capture a fleeting glimpse of this world sublime, a window...

As the 2023 holiday season concludes and families remove the festive twinkling lights from the roof and the delicate ornaments from the tree, now is a better time than ever to consider future environmental footprints.

Global Reset: Preserve holiday magic

by Eva Cheng, Asst. Sports Editor January 17, 2024

In the midst of the winter season, the age-old debate between real and artificial Christmas trees surfaces yet again: the nostalgic scent of pine and rustic charm of a real tree versus the glossy, truly...

A Tesla parks near the charging stations in Harkers front parking lot. “If even 10% of the cars on the road are EVs, and they arent polluting, that would make a big difference,” Siddhi Jain (12) said.

Biden’s electric vehicle plan: Driving toward a greener future

by Victor Gong and Claire Zhao August 29, 2023

President Joe Biden announced plans on April 10 to transition the U.S. to electric vehicles in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The “EV Acceleration Challenge” strives...

A Rotten Robbie gas station sign displays the increased prices for gas in San Jose, California, on March 25. Californias current average gas price is $5.689 and had a price peak on March 29 at $5.919.

Global Reset: Escalating Russia-Ukraine conflict takes heavy toll on environment, calls attention to security of clean energy

by Kinnera Mulam and Sabrina Zhu April 25, 2022

The war between Russia and Ukraine poses threats to the environment in both the war zones and in countries with economic ties to Russia as nations scramble to compensate for the lack of Russian materials. The...

Green Team co-president Camilla Lindh (12) talks about protecting Coyote Valley from industrial development during the clubs meeting last Wednesday during long lunch. This local place is a location Green Team has been working on saving since the beginning of the year.

Harker Green Team discusses upcoming sustainability goals

by Kinnera Mulam and Ananya Sriram December 7, 2021

Harker Green Team gathered for their sixth meeting to discuss updates regarding their goals for the school year in upper school Spanish teacher Diana Moss’ room on Wednesday, Dec. 1, during lunch.  Co-president...

Emma Biswas (11) reads written responses from Green Teams EcoChallenge bulletin board. Honor Week launched today with a focus on the environment and will continue with different daily themes throughout the rest of the week.

Honor Week begins with environment, Green Team encourages sustainability through bulletin board

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor September 20, 2021

The upper school Honor Council launched Honor Week today with the theme of environment, urging students to spend time in nature and protect our campus. The coming three days will focus on the tenets of...

A poster describing the daily challenges for each day of Earth Week. “We wanted to still be as engaging as possible this week, even if it wasn’t in person,” upper school Green Team President Anvi Banga (12) said. “Take advantage of tomorrow, because it’s not every day that we get to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.”

Upper school online classes canceled tomorrow for 50th annual Earth Day

by Aditya Singhvi and Arya Maheshwari April 21, 2020

All upper school online classes will be canceled tomorrow in observance of the 50th annual Earth Day following a virtual webinar at 9:30 a.m., giving members of the community a chance to unplug and spend...

Some opportunities for citizen science include Agent Exoplanet, Project BudBurst, Mark2Cure, Christmas Bird Count, the Citizen Weather Observer Program and Cyanotracker.

Keep up the progress

by Jin Tuan, STEM columnist and lifestyle editor December 7, 2018

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...

Looking back, Kaidi Dai (11) sports a navy blue long sleeve shirt with “it’s what’s inside that counts” embroidered on the back. During her free time, Kaidi enjoys thrifting, and several of her favorite pieces are thrifted.

Sense or Style?

by Emily Chen, TALON Co-Academics Editor December 1, 2018

On the hunt for sustainable and eco-friendly clothing? Well, look no further. Sustainable clothing includes all fabrics created from eco-friendly resources, such as recycled and reused materials or...

The art of creating kombucha leather

The art of creating kombucha leather

by Jin Tuan and Arely Sun October 18, 2018

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...

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