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Bay Area residents, environmental activists and health advocates rally in front of City Hall demanding a stop to coal export talks. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Could Ban Coal on June 27 Environmental activists see growing momentum to stop coal trains

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to set a date for a final decision on whether coal will be shipped out of Oakland.   The decision is set for a special City Council meeting [...]
Round Valley Regional Preserve

Keep an Eye Out for Ticks

By Ned MacKay   The welcome rains of March herald the start of a likely beautiful wildflower season in the regional parks and other open spaces. Unfortunately, the rains also signal the active season for [...]
Dozens of rural hospitals have closed since 2010. Members of one small south Georgia town share how the closure of their local hospital has negatively affected their community.Photo courtesy of USA Today.

Hospital Closures Rattle Small Towns

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News   For years, Sybil Ammons was the director of nursing at Stewart County’s only hospital. Now, she’s the county coroner.   Since the hospital here closed three years ago, [...]