Tag Archives: environment

A mock-up of an earthquake early warning (EEW) alert on a cellphone. An EEW system is under development but not yet available to the public. Credit: K. Cantner, AGI, after Jennifer Strauss.

Mobile App Would Bring Earthquake Early Warning to All

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News   In a perfect world, we’d all be as prepared for an earthquake as Jennifer Strauss.   In a perfect world, we’d also have an early-warning system to give [...]
Pope Francis visited Ecuador this week with a message of preserving the environment for everybody's sake, especially those who are most vulnerable. Photo courtesy of Time.

Pope Francis Visits South America, Calls for Climate Justice for the World’s Poor He says government should include indigenous groups, people of African descent, women in decision-making.

Pope Francis arrived in Ecuador on Sunday, visiting his home continent for a three-country tour that includes Bolivia and Paraguay.   The pope’s visit to Quito—Ecuador’s capital city—attracted over one million people who traveled from [...]
Dan Monte and his Peace bike. (Photo by Godfrey Lee)

Biking for Peace and Environmental Justice

Dan Monte is raising awareness of climate change and peace with a cross-country bike trip from San Rafael to Washington, D.C.   Early on Memorial Day, the San Rafael resident started his trip at the [...]
Demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland, where Phil Tagami’s California Capital & Investment Group is located, calling on him to keep his promise not to bring coal into Oakland. Photo by Ethan Buckner.

McElhaney Puts Damper on Tagami’s Coal Plan

News has spread of developer Phil Tagami’s action to negotiate a deal with four counties in Utah to ship coal to a new export terminal at the Oakland Army Base that could begin operation as [...]
A thinned eucalyptus stand.

Park District Board Receives Federal Grant for Fire Prevention

The East Bay Regional Park District took a major step forward this week in its long-term public safety efforts to reduce fire hazards in the East Bay Hills by accepting $4.65 million in federal grants [...]
Francesca Vietor, Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement with The San Francisco Foundation. Photo courtesy of SFF.

Francesca Vietor of The San Francisco Foundation Attends White House Roundtable

The San Francisco Foundation’s Program Director for Environment, Public Policy and Civic Engagement, Francesca Vietor, recently attended the White House Green Infrastructure Leadership Roundtable to discuss sustainability with senior officials from agencies such as the [...]
Photo from Glassdoor.

Council Puts a Wrap on Trash Conflict

The Oakland City Council declared a victory and a truce this week in the month-long garbage conflict with Texas-based Waste Management, the nation’s largest trash hauler, which was determined to force the city back into [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Congresswoman Lee Applauds EPA’s Decision to Cut Power Plants Carbon Pollution

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is praising the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. “The Obama Administration’s decision to begin cutting carbon emissions from power plants is an important step on [...]