Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, plastic knives and forks, tangled fishing line, plastic bags, food wrappers, cigarette butts… all this and more will be collected from California’s beaches this coming Saturday, September 25, on Coastal Cleanup Day.
Post on Sep 20, 2010 by Jennifer Skene
Oakland writer Irwin Silber died last week. He and his wife, singer Barbara Dane, were featured on a QUEST TV story about Alzheimer's disease.
Post on Sep 16, 2010 by Gabriela Quirós
In 1969, there were 65 days when Bay Area air quality exceeded federal health standards. Under those same standards, last year, there wasn’t a single day over the limit. On the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, we examine the impacts that the law has had on public health, business, and environmental justice in the Bay Area and what still needs to be done to improve the quality of our air.
Post on Sep 14, 2010 by Amy Miller
A new generation of eco-centric builders and designers are embarking on a $250 million project to raise, retrofit and re-power buildings across the 8,000-acre campus, in the hopes of slashing Stanford’s greenhouse gas emissions to 20 percent below 1990 levels in just 10 years.
Post on Aug 24, 2010 by Sheraz Sadiq
Oakland's Historic Lake Merritt is in the midst of a multimillion dollar face lift.
Post on Aug 20, 2010 by Amy Miller
A Bay Area researcher found evidence that an ancient human ancestor was using stone tools nearly a million years earlier than previously documented.
Post on Aug 11, 2010 by Sheraz Sadiq
The whooping cough epidemic that has killed six babies and made an estimated 1,500 people sick in California this year is exposing holes in the state’s immunization system, which leaders in the public health community are now racing to patch.
Post on Jul 28, 2010 by Gabriela Quirós
After years of stops and starts, electric cars and plug-in hybrids are on the cusp of a new era of mainstream acceptance, starting this year.
Post on Jul 28, 2010 by Sheraz Sadiq
Scientists from the University of California are working to construct the largest telescope on Earth.
Post on Jul 19, 2010 by Gabriela Quirós