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Electric Motorcycles: Urban Eco-Transportation of Tomorrow

Electric Motorcycles: Urban Eco-Transportation of Tomorrow

Elliot Hu, Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Science + Tech

You may have seen Foothill's mobile police units around campus, either on patrol or helping students and faculty with things like door locks and security. What you may not have noticed is the department’s choice of electric motorcycles. Looking to simultaneously reduce emissions and improve operating...

Op-Ed: The Sociology of Climate Change Denial

Op-Ed: The Sociology of Climate Change Denial

Logan Keifling, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics, Politics, Science + Tech

Over 15,000 climate scientists from 188 different countries signed a joint declaration certifying human's role in climate change. Why are we still doubtful?

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Petroleum & Permafrost: Impacts of The Senate Tax Plan

Petroleum & Permafrost: Impacts of The Senate Tax Plan

Alix Schoback, News and Politics Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News

The Senate's recently passed tax bill has significant implications for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaskan permafrost, and our warming planet.

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My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

Anita Dubinko, Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News, Science + Tech

At the inaugural morning of this year’s Bioneers conference, 18 Foothill students sat in the audience as the talented Afia Walking Tree and Deb Lane performed a blood pumping chorus of lively drumming. As a newcomer to Bioneers, I wasn’t expecting something so lively and indulgent so early in the m...

Breaking: Foothill College Recertifies Eco Pass Program

Breaking: Foothill College Recertifies Eco Pass Program

Liza Turchinsky, Editor in Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life

Last week, Foothill College students took part in a referendum on the VTA Eco Pass program. Out of 758 voters, 68.8% approved fee increases in order to sustain the partnership between the Associated Students and the Valley Transit Authority. The initiative allows for unlimited rides on the VTA Lightrai...

The Transformation

The Transformation

Sophia Falco, Contributor

November 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Dirt, rubble, hunger, dead weeds, broken glass broken dreams. The smell of carbon dioxide pollutes the streets and fills the lungs of young and old and their empty stomachs greedy businessmen, dressed in their rich stuffy suits and so-called red power ties replace purity with carbon dioxide. ...

Northern California Fires: Impacts and Analysis

Northern California Fires: Impacts and Analysis

Ben Klein, Editorials Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life, Local News

The Script analyzes the role of climate change in the devastating Northern California fires.

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Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium

Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium

Ben Stefonik, Professor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life

Foothill College is offering a new opportunity for Foothill students to present their work in a professional setting at the Foothill College Research and Service Leadership Symposium.  The goal of the symposium is to bring a professional conference experience to Foothill College.  This is a great oppo...

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Sophia Falco, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Science + Tech

Cuba, much like the rest of the planet, is under direct threat from climate change. Sea levels, which are rising at an alarming rate due to human activity, as well as extreme weather, are all serious threats to crops. Largely to blame is human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. According to t...

When A Certain Uncertainty Means Certainty: The Failure of Scientists to Communicate Effectively

When A Certain Uncertainty Means Certainty: The Failure of Scientists to Communicate Effectively

Bernadette De Zoysa, Contributor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Science + Tech

A physicist will be quick to point out that speed and velocity are not at all the same thing even though Merriam-Webster declares these words synonymous. When an ecologist uses the word cosmopolitan they are most likely referring to the broad distribution on an ecosystem and not a sophisticated global ...

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Atlanta Rydzik, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When someone mentions climate change, you might subconsciously conjure up an image of a mother polar bear and her two cubs trudging across a melting ice cap. You might even picture your neighbor’s gas guzzling SUV, polluting the air children inhale, damaging their lungs. Viewing climate change from a p...

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

Power Politics: The Race to Dam the Mekong is Shortsighted

April 14, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion + Politics, Politics

In 146 BCE, the Romans laid waste to the city of Carthage, killing or enslaving the population of 400,000. The Conqueror Scipio Africanus-- weeping in his moment of victory-- turned to his mentor and said “all cities, nations, and authorities must, like men, meet their doom” thinking of his beloved...

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