Crash Course: Natural Disasters

A geographical overview of disaster-prone California By Charlotte Chui Located next to the Pacific Ocean and nestled on top of thousands of known fault lines, California has a reputation as one of the most disaster-prone states. The state is the breeding ground for various natural disasters, ranging from raging floods to damaging wildfires. With this … Continue reading Crash Course: Natural Disasters

Glass Half-Empty: Addressing reservoir water waste

By Shreya Parjan Brown is the new green. Burgundy blotches cover Santa Clara county on drought watch maps. A hotline even allows you to report that pesky water-wasting neighbor. And so we forge ahead. Another year of drought. Another year of meeting the stringent county goals of water usage reduction. But what if, at the same time … Continue reading Glass Half-Empty: Addressing reservoir water waste