San Francisco Bay Area Green News (761 - 770 of 1154)
Bay Area regulators want cities and condo builders to consider how building near freeways would affect residents' health. If adopted, it would be the first such guideline in the country.
Monday, June 8, 2009LIVBLUE: Statement on Plastic Pollution (English and Spanish)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
photo: J. NovakTreecycling programs have been popping up across the nation, but San Francisco's program is likely the most convenient of them all. According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle that I saw on Mother Nature Network, San Francisco residents can put their Douglas firs and Scotch pines by the curb through January 15 knowing that the Read the full story on TreeHugger
EARTHJUSTICE.orgCorporations forced to admit power not neededDecember 30, 2009
Photo via IndoSpectrumAs early as last month, there were estimated to be at least 1500 sea lions off of San Francisco's famous Pier 39. Now, most appear to have all but vanished. A few stragglers lounge on piers where hundreds of sea lions used to lay in massive stacks--so where did the famous mammals go?...Read the full story on TreeHugger
Barely out of their teens, the aspiring civil engineers are helping villagers construct two buildings the students themselves designed 'â€ a library and an onion storage shed 'â€ out of compressed-earth and concrete bricks that won't rot in heavy rains like the region's usual mud and thatched-roof structures.
Image via GlobalTapGetting free refills for your reusable water container can be tougher than it sounds. While it'd be nice to walk into a cafe or restaurant and ask to fill 'er up, social decorum says you should buy something to sweeten up your request. While TapIt NYC has helped thirsty folks find free water refills, that's one city - out of a whole nation of people we're trying to get to swi...
Mayor Gavin Newsom plans to propose an ordinance that would require retailers to display radiation levels. Studies on the health risks are not conclusive, one environmental group acknowledges.San Francisco officials are debating whether to make this famously liberal city the first in the nation to require retailers to prominently post the amount of radiation emitted by cellphones.
San Francisco has just announced that it will be continuing its popular Sunday Streets program next year with new dates and locations for 2010! Running for the past two years, the event closes off a series of roads to vehicular traffic and and opens them to street parties, bike-riding, and uninhibited power-walking. Spearheaded by Mayor [...]
(editor's note: Earlier today we checked in on some cycling issues going on south of us. Now, let's see what Livable Streets Advocates are up to in NorCal.)For decades, planners and transportation specialists have debated howSan Francisco's most important street could be re-visioned to make it