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Debate Over Chabot Gun Range

Gun enthusiasts have rallied in support of the longtime shooting range in the East Bay Regional Park District, but the park district is studying the noise and lead pollution.

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.

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.

Egrets Take Up Residency in Downtown Oakland

Bird advocate seeks protections for herons and their offspring nesting in ficus trees at 12th Harrison streets. Their idea works well in sleepy Santa Rosa, but doesn’t translate well for the edges of Oakland’s urban Chinatown.

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.

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.

Restoring East Bay Streams

Here are a few recent and dramatic successes in a 40-year movement to reclaim and restore the Bay Area’s urban creeks.

Worst Mistakes in Waste Diversion

These five tips can make your recyle, compost, and trash bins greener.

Best Hikes of the East Bay

The beauty of hiking in the East Bay is that it can be a lone experience not far from the trailhead. This guide includes lesser-known adventures as well as old favorites in a world of hiking microclimates with unique characteristics. From Alameda, Berkeley, and Crockett to Moraga, Oakland, and San Leandro with varying distances and levels of difficulty, these hikes are sure to please.

Wendy Wheeler and Thomas Page Hike All the East Bay Park Trails

Two friends undertake a massive trekking project that takes them to the near and far-flung reaches of EBRP District lands.