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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

311 Comes to Oakland

The city finally added the widely adopted phone number for municipal complaints. But with rampant illegal dumping, Oakland’s complaint-driven approach has been criticized.
June 06, 2018

The California Trail at the Oakland Zoo Opens June 28

Bison, gray wolves, grizzlies, and other native California animals will roam the East Bay again.
June 04, 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

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

I Just Want to Say One Word to You: Bioplastics

Richmond’s Full Cycle Bioplastics looks to a green future.
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

The Great Heron Project

As new housing transforms the face of downtown Oakland, an ambitious plan to relocate the city’s night herons proceeds, along with a student-led effort to make them the city’s official bird.
January 08, 2018

A (Road) Diet for the Future

East Bay activists are pushing to replace more traffic lanes with bike lanes. But not everybody is happy about it.
October 10, 2017