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Unintended Consequences

Organized labor is using state environmental law to make developers hire union workers. California housing advocates call it “CEQA abuse.”
December 05, 2016

The Original Cheapskate

Thoughts on environmentalism and the shocking election outcome.
December 01, 2016

The Door to Narnia

Two naturalists promote the exceptional fauna of Lake Merritt, Oakland’s heart.
November 07, 2016

Is the Drought Really Over?

For urban water users and agriculture, the answer is yes. But not for fish.
November 03, 2016

Oakland Steers Away From Cars

Two recent decisions could help encourage smart growth, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the cost of housing.
October 26, 2016

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.
October 05, 2016

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.
September 16, 2016

Rue Mapp Has Natural Swagger

The dynamic Oaklander and nature lover shares her love of the outdoors through her vibrant nonprofit Outdoor Afro.
September 12, 2016

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.
September 12, 2016

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?
September 08, 2016