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Delays by Air Pollution Regulators Could Cost Lives

Environmentalists say Bay Area regulators are continuing to drag their feet on dealing with air pollution from refineries. And residents in vulnerable communities are paying the price.
November 05, 2018

FEMA Finalizes Flood Zone Map in Alameda

Meanwhile, getting insurance, curbing greenhouse emissions, and shoring up vulnerable infrastructure are becoming matters of social justice.
September 05, 2018

Drowning in Plastic

A Dutch company has set up operations at Alameda Point, where it hopes to launch an ambitious invention that will clean up plastic from the world’s oceans.
August 13, 2018

When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.
May 21, 2018

Yes to Straws by Request

These Alamedans would be happy to see plastic straws go altogether.
May 14, 2018

Finally, Protection for the Moke

After three decades, environmentalists are on the cusp of obtaining wild and scenic designation for the Mokelumne River, which would prevent new dams on the East Bay’s primary water supply.
February 28, 2018

Parks May Get Financial Boost

A $4 billion measure on the June ballot would help upgrade parks and increase access to them.
February 12, 2018

Alameda’s Real Rock Wall

Yes, it’s a winery, but it’s also a hidden landmark for nature lovers and fishermen.
February 07, 2018

Is Caltrans Killing Alameda Creek?

The transportation agency plans to cut down 300 more trees to widen Niles Canyon Road—a project that threatens a major East Bay watershed.
January 15, 2018

Solar on Mount Trashmore?

Some environmentalists want to build a solar farm atop the Doolittle dump. But not everyone is on board.
October 11, 2017