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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.

Parks May Get Financial Boost

A $4 billion measure on the June ballot would help upgrade parks and increase access to them.

Alameda’s Real Rock Wall

Yes, it’s a winery, but it’s also a hidden landmark for nature lovers and fishermen.

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.

Solar on Mount Trashmore?

Some environmentalists want to build a solar farm atop the Doolittle dump. But not everyone is on board.

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.

Lake Temescal’s Future Could Be in Doubt

The popular lake has closed four consecutive years because of toxic algae blooms—an increasing problem found around the globe.

A Better Housing Plan

Activists won commitments from Bay Area planners to find ways to build more affordable housing in the region.

How to Green the Island

Since rapidly increasing solar power makes little sense in Alameda right now, the answer is less driving.

Building Around BART

After bulldozing neighborhoods early in its history, BART now wants to build communities.