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Healing the Planet, One Plate at a Time

Jo Lerma-Lopez and other local chefs promoted plant-based cooking for Holiday reFresh, one of the online events in Acterra’s Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet program that seeks to decrease the carbon footprint of food. Photo courtesy Acterra. The COVID-19 …

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Weathering the Storms

The phrase “perfect storm” gets tossed around a lot, often incorrectly. But it feels appropriate now, as we struggle through a COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged public health and the economy, leading up to a politically charged election, during a time …

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Imperiled Islands of the Bay

The Quartermaster Storehouse at Angel Island State Park’s Camp Reynolds is vulnerable to sea-level rise. Photo courtesy the Angel Island Conservancy. The late-19th-century whitewashed buildings at Angel Island State Park’s Camp Reynolds stand at attent …

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Gush Hour: More Frequent Flooding Threatens Roadway Travel

Highway 37 is subject to increasing flooding as sea levels rise. Photo by Alec MacDonald. Driving delays have long been a major source of stress for many Bay Area workers and travelers — so they’ll be unhappy to learn that rising sea levels imperil the …

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Speeding Approval of Tidal Marsh Restoration in the Bay

The eventual removal of the environmentally hazardous wharf and pilings at Terminal 4 in Richmond is one of the first Measure AA projects to be handled by the Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team. Photo courtesy California State Coastal Conserva …

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Driving Away Diesel

CARB’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation requires that public transit agencies transition to zero-emission bus fleets. Photo courtesy Gillig. The steady deep throb of a diesel engine is not as menacing as a villain’s laugh, but it is a threat neverth …

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Avoiding Disaster

Using the old League standby of the button pin and the new League standby of Zoom, incoming LWVBA President Sherry Smith offers an important election reminder. Screenshot by Alec MacDonald. Given the unprecedented turmoil that 2020 has wrought thus far …

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The Air in There: Building Ventilation Key During COVID-19

Opening a window is a simple yet vital way to improve indoor air quality and keep buildings healthy. Photo by Alec MacDonald. When air outdoors is unhealthy because of toxic gas, smoke, or tiny particles of diesel soot, people are advised to protect th …

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Transit Agencies Partner with Private Companies to Improve Service

Usage of Uber software by Marin Transit’s on-demand shuttle van service Connect is one of many public-private partnerships studied in a recent national report on transit and mobility. Photo courtesy Marin Transit. Bay Area cities and transit agencies a …

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Where’s the Dirt? Scientists Surveying Sediment in Salt Marshes

Eroded scarps along the bayward edge of Corte Madera Marsh illustrate how waves, limited sediment supplies, and rising sea levels can drive shoreline retreat. Photo by Alec MacDonald. When Brenda Goeden first started working on mud, silt, and sand in t …

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