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East Bay Community Energy aims for 100% clean energy by 2030

By Julia Baum
East Bay Community Energy recently committed to providing nearly 1.7 million local customers with 100% renewable energy in the next decade, 15 years ahead of the state's target date, when the Board of Directors adopted…

The Dirtiest And Cleanest Cities In America (The Worst Will Surprise You)

Laura Begley Bloom Photo by Getty Images
As 2020 comes to an end and people are beginning to consider traveling again, health, safety and cleanliness have become top priorities. In order to shed light on the places in America with the best—and…

San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland Bring Electrification This Holiday Season

By Matt Gough
Before 2019, not a single city in the United States had laws prohibiting the use of fossil gas in new buildings. Now, at the end of 2020, 40 cities have passed electrification ordinances across California, with many…

Glass Fire destroys structures in California’s North Bay

By Bill Gabbert
On Monday the Glass Fire at Santa Rosa, California grew in all directions, even as the strong winds that initially spread the fire slowed. But the high temperature and the low relative humidity combined with…

California’s most destructive wildfires could hit this fall. Here is why

By John Lindsey
This condition can produce north to northeasterly katabatic, or, downslope winds. These gales can bring dry and heated air that blows across bone-dry vegetation and trees that have not seen rainfall in months, a typical…

Oakland Hills residents hire company to cut down over 200 trees ahead of peak fire season

By Luz Pena
"We had several dead trees in this area and they were leading up the hill," described Evans. His team cleared brush for three to four acres and removed over 200 trees. Their plan is to…

Low-Cost, One-Way Electric Moped Share Comes To Berkeley

These electric mopeds, run by Revel, allow licensed drivers, age 21 and over to take low-cost, short trips as simple as a ride to work, the grocery store, or to an outdoor gathering with members…

Why California wildfires are so extreme right now

By Andrew Freedman and Jason Samenow
A rare mix of ingredients came together in central and northern California this week to produce fast-moving, explosively growing wildfires that are so powerful they create their own weather.

There’s No Time to Waste in Bringing the Carbon Barons to Justice

By Jason Mark Photo by Javier art
he Carbon Barons are in trouble. Landmark lawsuits against ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel giants charging that they have caused—and lied about—the climate crisis are making real headway. Unfortunately, they’re doing so just as Big…

Researchers work to develop low-methane beef

By Elizabeth Schroeder
In recent times, beef farmers around the world have increasingly come under fire from environmental organisations claiming that methane emissions from cattle pose serious consequences for the environment.