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Environment

Is the Drought Really Over?

For urban water users and agriculture, the answer is yes. But not for fish.

A Costly Fight Over Housing

Alameda could lose tens of millions of dollars in a legal battle with a developer that wants to build 182 units of housing along the estuary.

A Park Grows in Alameda

Development is imminent for the new 22-acre Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.

Our Backyard: Bike to the Future

Alameda’s very existence depends on embracing climate-friendly modes of transportation.

From Ban to Butt

After local and state governments banned indoor smoking two decades ago, the Bay Area’s waterways became choked with cigarette butts.

Feds Pull Millions in Funding for Tree Thinning in East Bay Hills

The move by FEMA comes on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the worst firestorm in East Bay history.

Rue Mapp Has Natural Swagger

The dynamic Oaklander and nature lover shares her love of the outdoors through her vibrant nonprofit Outdoor Afro.

Oakland Children’s Hospital Doctors Prescribe Parks

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and the East Bay Regional Park District team up to treat kids and families with a dose of the outdoors.

Trading Salmon for Almonds

To survive, both depend on river water from Northern California, but one is thriving, while the other is threatened. Is that fair?

The Battle for Point Molate

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and a developer want a large-scale development at the former Navy site, while opponents push for open space and low density.