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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Th!nk (Think)Which U.S. city is most ready for an armada of electric vehicles? Los Angeles. Where's the next-best place? San Francisco. Following these two California cities in EV friendliness are a pair of northern cities you might not associate with EVs: Chicago and New York. What makes a city EV ready, as defined by Think? It's not just the number of charging statio...
Dozens of people chanted and held signs outside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in San Francisco to draw more attention to a cluster of birth defects in a town near the largest toxic waste dump in the West.California - United States Environmental Protection Agency - San Francisco - Landfill - Toxic waste
(Editor's note: "Muni Rider Profile" is a somewhat regular series at San Francisco Streetsblog, which is just what the title suggests. Because this profiled person has moved to L.A. and is riding our Metro system, I thought I'd include it here. If you want to see more of this kind of story, please let us [...]
Ecologic is an Oakland based start-up that has developed a first-of-its kind, sustainable packaging solution designed to solve one of the biggest environmental problems today: the manufacturing and consumption of plastic bottles and plastic coated milk and juice cartons. Packaging is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gases, landfill waste and non-renewable [...]
Â If youâ€™re in the Bay AreaÂ right now, you haveÂ an extraordinary opportunity to take aÂ glimpse intoÂ the work of twoÂ eco-art pioneers: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison.Â Since 1974, the Harrisons have focused their work on hot button environmental topics, addressing dire issues such as global warming. TheirÂ latest projectÂ dubbedÂ Greenhouse BritainÂ is currently on exhibit at the Kala ...
San Franciscans, if you were wondering what that green painted box on Scott St. is for, wonder no more. San Franciscoâ€™s first green bike box now has a user-friendly picture of a bicycle stenciled on it. Bike boxes, or waiting areas for bikers to pull into at traffic intersections have been used in New York [...]
If youâ€™re in the market for a floating home but not digginâ€™ the dark, cramped image that the word â€œhouseboatâ€ typically brings to mind, we think the Tafoni Floating Home will really â€œswayâ€ you (get it â€“ because boats rock back and forth? Okay nevermind.). Designed by Joanna Borek-Clement with the San Francisco Bay Areaâ€™s [...]
Part of an abandoned, former industrial site in Oakland is now Ironhorse at Central Station, a 99-unit affordable housing development. Owned by Bridge Housing, designed by David Baker + Associates,...
When: February 4, 2010 in San FranciscoFebruary 9, 2010 in ChicagoOrganized by: GreenBiz.com