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Young climate activists marched 266 miles from Paradise to SF demanding change

By Luz Pena

Young activists from across the state marched across the Golden Gate Bridge to the homes of Senator Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanding support for the Civilian Climate Corps Act as “the first step of implementing the Green New Deal.”

06/15/21
                                                               

Arup details San Francisco International’s Zero Net Energy Plan

By Lawrence Butcher

Climate change is causing significant environmental, economic and social impacts around the world. In the case of California, heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, sea level rise, public health and local economies demand attention and resources as never before.

06/09/21
                                                               

‘Wake for whales’ held in San Francisco

By Bay City News

A wake to mark the deaths of a dozen whales that have washed up on Bay Area shores this year will be held Tuesday morning at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

06/08/21
                                                               

East Palo Alto Community Rises Up To Face Rising Seas

By Kevin Stark and Ezra David Romero Photo: JJ Harris , KQED

The first time the streets flooded, Appollonia Grey ‘Uhilamoelangi, known as Mama Dee in her East Palo Alto community, got a little nostalgic. The weather, though severely inclement, at least reminded her of home in Samoa.

05/27/21
                                                               

Feinstein, Padilla Introduce Bill to Restore San Francisco Bay

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla (both D-Calif.) today introduced the San Francisco Bay Restoration Act, a bill to create a permanent program within the Environmental Protection Agency dedicated to restoring the San Francisco Bay ecosystem,

05/27/21
                                                               

Sea-Level Rise Affects Coastal Areas 4 Times Faster Than We Thought. Here’s Why

By Peter Dockrill Photo by Byba Sepit

The sea is rising, but that’s not all. Scientists say current assessments of global sea-level rise have disregarded an important phenomenon affecting coastal regions – an oversight that means the ongoing specter of sea-level rise is even more ominous than we knew.

03/09/21
                                                               

The San Francisco Bay Area’s largest solar farm is approved

By Michelle Lewis

The Aramis Renewable Energy Project is Intersect Power’s 100-megawatt solar farm that will feature around 300,000 solar panels. Construction could start in mid-2022 and operations could begin by mid-2023. It would power up to 25,000 homes and offset 188,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

03/09/21
                                                               

Young people seeking to change federal policy on climate change try new tactic

By Bob Egelko Photo by Robin Loznak

After a federal appeals court reluctantly dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people demanding government action against climate change, the youths proposed Tuesday to scale back their suit and seek only a ruling that U.S. promotion of fossil fuels violates their rights to life and liberty.

03/09/21
                                                               

Climate Change Will Reshape Silicon Valley As We Know It

By Tim O' Reilly Photo by Wei Fang

High-profile entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, venture capitalists like Peter Thiel and Keith Rabois, and big companies like Oracle and HP Enterprise are all leaving California. During Covid-19, Zoom-enabled tech workers are discovering the benefits of remote work from cheaper, less congested communities elsewhere. .

03/08/21
                                                               

New satellite images show Northern California’s kelp forest almost gone

By Tara Duggan Photo by John Anderson

The kelp forest that only eight years ago formed a leafy ocean canopy along the Northern California coast has almost completely disappeared, and scientists who study kelp and the species that depend on it are worried about its inability to bounce back.

03/05/21