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The World Dives into Deep Sea Mining

By Kung-Min Lin *image above:  Pelagite: A manganese nodule found in the deep seafloor – can be used to enhance rolling and forging qualities As technological development approaches its pinnacle, the world’s supply of precious metals such as nickel are running out …

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Consequences of Fast Fashion

By Kaitlyn Wang Shoes worn only several times, forgotten dresses hanging in the closet, T-shirts that have barely seen the light of day—too often, clothes are purchased, then set aside and eventually discarded.   According to McKinsey & Company, the number of …

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The Birds and the Bees

By Jamie Minden Despite their obvious necessity, bees have been dying off quickly.  Recently, a year of pesticide use destroyed 44% of US bee colonies, and 7 species of bees are on the endangered species list.  European countries have even cited a …

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SB 100

By Sachi Bajaj It is finally August 2018, which means the final vote of the bill SB 100 will be taken this month. This is a critical time in California right now as this is our state’s most crucial climate bill of …

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Reconstruction of Construction

By Kaitlyn Wang On May 18 in the McAfee Center, Saratoga High School’s Raising Interest in Science and Engineering (RISE) Club hosted the speaker series “Engineering a Greener World.” An opportunity for students and members of the community to learn about the …

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Black Rhinos: Critically Endangered

By Nicole Chan What is the problem? From 1960 to 1995, the population of black rhinoceros has dropped 98%, thus labeling them as critically endangered animals. This is largely due to a dramatic increase of poachers who sell the rhinos’ horns on …

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The Hidden Effects of Animal Agriculture

By Natasha Yen Exposure is the first step to understanding, and animal agriculture is a reality that people need to know. On the surface, the term “animal agriculture” represents the raising of animals for human consumption. However, animal agriculture is a more …

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Teslas: The Ups and the Downs

By: Sejal Krishnan   Here in the Silicon Valley, you see many Teslas everyday and may think that they are doing something great for our environment and world by its unique feature of using electricity instead of fossil fuels albeit at the …

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Creative Eco-Friendly Habits

by Sachi Bajaj Sea levels rising. Coral reefs dying. Ozone layer depleting. Our environment is crumbling, and if we are not quick to act, it will fall. Priscilla Chan, the wife of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asserts that we as the “current generation …

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Measure P Passes in Foster City

by Hamsavardhini Thirunarayanan Foster City voters have approved of the $90 million upgrade to the city’s levee system for combating rising sea levels. All property owners will see a rise in tax rates of approximately $41 for every $100,000 of property value …

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