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Technological innovation has provided us with many creative ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change as we are beginning to feel some of the catastrophic effects it has in store for us. It’s great to see companies finding new ways to harvest energy from things like waves, improve solar power, and find cleaner methods of transportation. However, while these are great ways to create alternatives to the status quo, none can be implemented on a large scale yet, because the technology is not mature yet and because of the sheer amount of bureaucratic red tape hampering any measure against…


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Power outages leave the Bay Area dark, but solar power can light it up for good.

The Autumn of 2019 may feel like a lifetime ago considering all that’s happened this year, but those in the Bay Area remember it all too well- heatwaves, the looming threat of wildfires, and notably: power outages. The Bay Area had to adjust to the power being cut out at any time, disrupting the lives of many — with over 800,000 people in 34 counties that were affected by outages that they were told could last multiple days. …


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By Mehul Kamran

When thinking of the way we listen to music, gone are the days that we associate our music with vinyl records and tapes. The world has ushered in a new era of music, with streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal providing cheap, accessible music to millions worldwide. Spotify boasts over 217 million monthly active users and Apple Music has over 60 million.

When we think about the negative environmental consequences of the music industry, our minds jump to images of music festivals and concerts with thousands of people with the potential for waste. Reaching…


With renewable energy becoming more mainstream as headlines describing new effects of climate change are reported daily, images of solar & wind farms may please the conscience, and create some optimism about the battle against climate change. More businesses and homes are turning to solar power, and more hillsides are being converted into wind farms, with people trying to do what they can to turn away from fossil fuels. …

Mehul Kamran

UCSC class of '21

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