Driving Away Diesel

The steady deep throb of a diesel engine is not as menacing as a villain’s laugh, but it is a threat nevertheless. Diesel exhaust is full of tiny sooty particles made up of black carbon, toxic [...]

Getting the Carbon Out

It may be startling to realize that 26 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in California come from buildings — two-thirds of that from homes. Some of these emissions are indirect, from [...]

Shelter from the Smoke

In November 2018, as the Bay Area was overwhelmed by smoke for the second year in a row, Santa Clara County agencies quickly adapted emergency plans for protecting vulnerable residents during [...]