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Derry Township Environmental Action Committee discusses future plans

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter December 20, 2022

The Derry Township Environmental Action Committee, or DEAC, met on Saturday, November 17th to discuss future plans.  Tree Planting  First on the list, the committee was set to discuss how the tree...

HHS water fountains have a section used for refilling water bottles to help students limit the amount of single-use plastic they’re using. The water fountain in the second floor F-wing has already been used enough times to fill 32,916 plastic bottles. (Broadcaster/Elizabeth Vojt)

Six ways to celebrate Earth Day every day

Elizabeth Vojt, Reporter April 26, 2022

The 52nd annual Earth Day was celebrated on April 22. Earth Day is meant to be spent enjoying and celebrating Earth’s clean natural resources. Recently, many have also been using the day to learn and...

Aerial footage of palm oil and the forest in Sentabai Village, West Kalimantan, 2017 (Nanang Sujana/CIFOR/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Editorial: Palm Oil causing deforestation in rainforests

By Abbey Rogers March 10, 2021

Palm oil plantations cover more than 27 million hectares. To put this in perspective, New York City is 78 thousand hectares.  All this land cleared is pushing orangutans, Borneo elephants, and Sumatran...

Two Coast Guard members work to warm 60 sea turtles near South Padre Island, Texas, Feb. 17, 2021. Over 300 cold-stunned sea turtles were rescued by various volunteers and were documented, checked for identifying tags, and quickly transported to local rehabilitation centers. (U.S. Coast Guard/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles Rescued in Texas

Lauren Cribbs, Video producer March 3, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Stunned Sea Turtles Rescued In Texas As temperatures drop in Texas, sea turtles are becoming cold stunned, and are being rescued.  When the stunning occurs the turtles internal...

10 everyday eco-friendly products worth a try

Lauren Cribbs, Editorial January 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · 10 Every Day Eco - Friendly Products Worth A Try Environmentally safe products are becoming more common as millennials and gen Z customers are hoping for a more sustainable lifestyle....

COVID-19 Lockdowns also Help Environment Say Scientists

Lauren Cribbs and Caroline Glus May 12, 2020

The coronavirus has impacted most lives in the United States and other countries around the world with issued lockdowns. Being stuck at home due to stay-at-home orders, where the only time you can leave...

HHS LEAF Club pose for the camera with their fundraiser lollipops. The club sold 100 lollipops to better the environment. (HHS LEAF Club)

A New Environmental Club Begins at HHS

Eva Baker, Reporter December 10, 2019

“I think it’s really important to start an environmental club,” sophomore Irena Potochny said. Potochny’s idea came to life in the fall of 2019 when she became the co-president of HHS LEAF Club,...

Editorial: Schools Should Teach More About the Environment

Emma Taylor, Reporter May 22, 2019

Cars, factories, and farms. Most people see these things around all of the time and don’t think about it. However they should because it is hurting our environment. All of those things are causing pollution...

Editorial: Plastic Straws are Not Safe for the Environment

Lauren Cribbs , Reporter May 17, 2019

Over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States and it is predicted that 8.3 billion straws are covering the beaches around the world. Straws are causing deaths to many sea life...

Hershey High School students are being pushed to save the planet by using reusable water bottles instead of typical plastic ones. The Earth Day celebration this year focused on fighting to end the use of plastic that is damaging to the environment. (Broadcaster/Anna Levin)

Earth Day’s 48th anniversary celebrated

Anna Levin , HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 22 marks the 48th anniversary of the Earth Day celebration. Earth Day is an environmental movement started to fight air pollution created during the Vietnam war, according to the Earth...

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