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Greening the Bay With Measure AA

The Clean and Healthy Bay parcel tax may be this generation’s chance to step up and restore the bay before it’s too late.
April 05, 2016

Rich Ross Has a Thing for Octopuses

A Cal Academy senior scientist studies the larger Pacific striped octopuses, sometimes in his at-home Alameda Lab.
November 26, 2015

It’s Not Just the Earthquake; It’s the Inferno

Most area cities remain woefully unprepared for the profusion of fires expected to break out in the wake of the Big One
September 05, 2015

Hope Floats for Alameda’s Harbor Seals

The San Francisco Bay Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s new ferry facility will disrupt local harbor seals, but seal fans have found a suitable haul-out site for a new dock to keep them around.
July 15, 2015

Learn a Lesson in Compassion About the Bay Farm Island Egrets

A successful heron-monitoring program invites bird lovers to see the bird colony that calls Bay Farm home at a free library exhibit and slideshow. ADVERTSING CATEGORY: OM AM Arts & Culture
June 17, 2015

Should You Flush or Not?

Drastic times requires drastic measures, especially when the drought is concerned. Here we examine proper behavior when it comes to flushing.
June 04, 2015

Snorkling with Manta Rays Off the Kona Coast

Graceful manta rays swimming underwater ballets off the Big Island’s Kona coast paint a picture of paradise.
May 22, 2015

When a Dangerous Sport Became Too Dangerous for Clif Bar

The Emeryville energy bar maker cites riskiness in its decision to dump climbers with the timing coming as Clif Bar presents a highly acclaimed film celebrating the hellions and athletes who pioneered Yosemite climbing.
May 01, 2015

Green Businesses Flock to Alameda Point

Natel Energy, Saildrone, and Wrightspeed have followed Makani Power to Alameda Point to create an active green-business incubator.
April 26, 2015

VF Outdoor Builds the Greenest Office Complex

Apparel giant VF Outdoor is a large company, but it has a commitment to sustainability and making as small an impact on the environment as possible, and its net-zero-electric corporate complex in Alameda shows just how serious it is.
April 15, 2015