Climate Equity and the Geography of Poverty

Nicole Keeney A peculiar characteristic of human society is the correlation between wealth and distance from the equator. Picture a globe, with the equator circling the middle. Sandwiching the equator are the Tropic of Cancer (30° North) and the Tropic of Capricorn (30° South), forming the region known as the tropics. Areas in the tropics [...]


ROXANNE SHIU Hurricane Florence was considered one of the wettest hurricanes in history (Maxouris and Jones, 2018). Storm surge was the biggest threat, where the water reached up to 13 feet in some areas (Samenow, 2018). Due to this massive flooding, city officials supported buildings for shelter in which people could be safe from the [...]

Agriculture and Biodiversity: Eavy’s Summer Field Research

By Eavy Barbieux, Senior, Founding Class, VP of Finance This summer, I had the pleasure of conducting field research in organic strawberry fields in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties with a team of incredible women from UC Davis, UC Berkeley, University of British Columbia, and University of Kentucky. The goal for this research season was [...]