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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Transportation burns for change

When I was in eighth grade, school was canceled for a few days due to the amount of smoke in the air. The wind was blowing ash from wildfires in Yucaipa and Hesperia to our blacktop during our physical education class some 30 miles away. Friends and relatives from all
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Drug disposal responsibility

The need for medication take back programs

When we turn on the tap, we hope to enjoy a clean glass of water. However, more and more prescription drugs, such as anti-anxiety or anti-seizure medications and even hormones, are being found in our drinking water. With no consistent and convenient method of disposal, residents either stockpile unwanted drugs
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A call for ecological action

Consensus shows humanity’s life support systems are imperiled

Our planet’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems, together with their climatic envelopes and geological substrates, and the processes and products resulting from their functioning represent humanity’s life-support systems. Their roles include the capture of carbon dioxide and release of oxygen, supplying food, provisioning of drinkable water, controlling soil erosion,  suppressing pest,
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A worker places absorbant plume onto oil in Strawberry Creek.

UC Berkeley oil spill elicits concern over Strawberry Creek wildlife

An oil spill at UC Berkeley this weekend could have released more than 1,000 gallons of fuel into Strawberry Creek, raising concerns about the environmental impacts on the wildlife living in the stream. After a tank containing diesel fuel was found overflowing in Stanley Hall Saturday evening, approximately 1,700 gallons
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