Where do we get our water?

photo of water dripping
Jonathan Hale/File

It has been said countless times: Water is considered to be the most important thing on Earth. Frankly, we don’t value it enough. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, “On average, each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day for indoor home uses.” That’s a lot.  In the
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Illustration of the sun above an earth with depictions of lowering 'water levels' indicative of a drought.

Addressing drought as a collective problem

By combining forces between our student community members and those of us who call Berkeley and the East Bay home, we can take responsibility and make an impact. Together, the daunting task of overcoming extreme, regular droughts becomes more attainable.
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Out of the woods

Human Nature

My sense of closeness with animals and wildlife has changed dramatically as I have grown up, but I feel as though my guiding principles have just matured, becoming updated versions of what they once were.
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Photo essay: Appreciating the little things

Whether it’s strolling through Sather Gate, sprinting to Kroeber Hall, dancing through Memorial Glade or drunkenly stumbling down to Southside, the rhythm of my footsteps has created a Berkeley heartbeat. Walking onto campus for the first time during my senior year of high school, my heart was fluttering, unsure of
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Getting lost and finding woody plants

California has been my home since I took my first breath, my sense of self created between rolling oak hillsides and riparian corridors. However, my knowledge of the ecological communities I visited on weekends and holidays was sparse at best until last semester when I took Integrative Biology 157, “California
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