Category Archives: Science

Campus litter issue, student indifference escalates

It’s 1:14 on a Tuesday in the Carmel High School amphitheater. Lunch has just ended, and all the students have cleared out to class. The amphitheater has not been returned…

Engineers and educators sound off on the fracking debate

Well, well, well—a very deep subject. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” is frequently in the news. This drilling technique has enabled energy producers to extract oil and natural gas…

New bacteria may provide solution to plastic pollution

A team of Japanese scientists at the Kyoto Institute of Technology recently discovered a strain of bacteria that has the capability to decompose certain types of plastic in six weeks,…

‘Sitting disease’ health trend gains stature

Recent studies have shown that sitting for more than four hours a day can decrease average life expectancy by two years. At CHS, students may spend up to six hours…

Allergies plague CHS students during pollen season

Sneezing. Itching. Coughing. These pestering symptoms are the uncomfortable reality for Carmel High School students who suffer from environmental allergies. Allergies are hypersensitive immune responses to substances that either enter…

California active proponent of water-saving techniques

The effects of decreasing water levels and severe drought across California have brought about the implementation of more conscious water conservation efforts on behalf of the entire state. Local efforts…

State may face threat of mosquito-borne Zika

As the Zika virus makes headlines around the world, its impacts are beginning to be felt in the U.S. with California in particular perhaps feeling its presence in the coming…

Carmel River courses with wildlife and resources

It’s winter in Carmel Valley, and water flow in the Carmel River is high and fast. With this year’s heavy rains, the drought-afflicted river should be recovering, and so should…

Monterey Bay sea otters make waves in 2016

Reaching to the crowded top shelf of his filled-to-the-brim classroom, CHS science teacher Mike Guardino takes down a cardboard box. Unsurprisingly, it too is filled to the brim. Within rests…

Hi-tech drones quickly becoming soaring technology

Imagine it: Christmas is just days away, and those oven mitts you bought for grandma won’t arrive in time. The roads and malls stagnate with last minute shoppers and holiday…