A fading memory of Lake Tahoe

Few weekends ago, I took my own advice and sought out a little solace from California’s own glistening jewel of natural beauty and timeless clarity: Lake Tahoe. In preparation for my adventure, I couldn’t help rekindling old memories in my mind. My excitement for this outing quickly became clouded by
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I was wrong, Alaska is surreal

When my mom mentioned this May that we were possibly going on a 15-day trip to Alaska, I had to admit I was hesitant. Part of the trip included a weeklong cruise, which I was not too thrilled about because I have a history of awful experiences with boats. As soon
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CalPIRG’s Go Solar campaign: what you need to know

Whether it’s your first semester or your last, you have probably been approached at least once by the on-campus environmental group CalPIRG. Perhaps you’ve accumulated a ton of their flyers and emails by now — maybe even texts. Perchance you’ve heard about their campaign, called Berkeley Go Solar! If you don’t know
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Gas stickers are not enough

On Thursday, the city of Berkeley’s Community Environmental Advisory Commission voted to move forward with a mandate for labels on gas pumps explaining that fuel usage produces greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to climate change. A letter from the president of the petroleum association was immediately presented, claiming that such
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Establish carbon tax on fossil fuels

Sophie Mattson wrote about a Berkeley proposal to require climate change warning labels on gas pumps. It reminded me of a 1983 New York City law requiring establishments selling alcohol to post signs warning pregnant women that drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause birth defects. Alcohol industries worried the signs
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Eco-drama ‘Night Moves’ moves quietly and suspensefully

The eco-friendly craze is ever growing, and those who are extreme supporters of simply making our planet better for future generations may not be all too excited for the new eco-drama “Night Moves.” Kelly Reichardt (“Wendy and Lucy,” “Meek’s Cutoff”) directs the film, which is about three environmental extremists carrying
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Governor declares drought emergency while UC Berkeley, UC system seek to limit water use

Brown asks all California residents to reduce water consumption by 20%

Calling the state’s parched weather “perhaps the worst drought that California has ever seen,” Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a state of emergency Friday as residents and public officials grapple with what is shaping up to be the driest year on record. Brown’s emergency drought proclamation asks all Californians to voluntarily
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