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Waste Not, Want Less: Tapping Water Supplies from the Drain

Flooding inundated Rockville Hills Regional Park in Solano County after the December storms. Photo by Robin Meadows. When the big rains drenched us in December, my daughter in Palo Alto called me in Fairfield to see if our drought was finally over. You …

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Rising Tides Expected to Take Toll on Transportation Infrastructure

Rising Tides Expected to Take Toll on Transportation Infrastructure One of the more significant impacts of climate change on the Bay Area’s built environment will be to transportation infrastructure. Many freeways, tunnels, bridge approaches, and trans …

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Soil Storage: Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in Agricultural Land

Soil Storage: Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in Agricultural Land California’s agricultural industry ships a staggering amount of prized products all over the world: almonds, grapes, and strawberries, to name a few. But in the future, our farms may become …

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Taking Local Action on Climate Change

Many climate action plans promote bicycling, solar panel usage, composting, and rainwater catchment as ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photos by Alec MacDonald. If you didn’t hear the news, maybe you felt it: 2014 was California’s warmest year …

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