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Urban Farming in West Oakla...

Urban Farming in West Oakland: Goats, Veggies and Backyard Slaughter (Graphic Video)

(via www.treehugger.com)

Image credit: ChowI find myself increasingly taken with the term "urban farming". From the awesome permaculture allotment of Mike Feingold to the Carrboro Urban Farm Tour to the urban aquaponics of Growing Power, these pioneers can't be described as gardeners. They are growing serious amounts of food for themselves and the...Read the full story on TreeHugger

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on Oct 15, 2009 at 06:51 AM

San Francisco Walks to School

(via www.worldchanging.com)

WorldChanging Team by John Hamilton A generation ago, nearly half of all U.S. kids walked or bicycled to school. Today, less than fifteen percent do, with...

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on Oct 14, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Bay Line: A High Line Park for San Francisco’s Bay Bridge

(via www.inhabitat.com)

San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is currently undergoing a massive renovation as an aging section of the East Bay span is replaced with a new one, and the old conduit has fired up architects’ imaginations for new ways to use the soon-to-be abandoned space. Inspired by the success of New York’s recently opened High Line Park, [...]

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on Oct 08, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Who speaks for transit?

(via feeds.sfgate.com)

Why doesn't transit work in San Francisco? I've put forward more than one hypothesis in the past, but there's another reason: Nobody speaks for transit riders.Think about how differently society treats those who use different modes of transportation.Last week, two schoolchildren were hit ...

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on Oct 05, 2009 at 01:52 PM

San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

(via www.inhabitat.com)

The Pacific Ocean could soon be lighting up the beautiful city of San Francisco as a tidal-energy project planned for the waters near the Golden Gate Bride is now in the final stages of acquiring the necessary permits for implementation. The project, which has been in the works for over four years, will produce 10 [...]

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on Oct 05, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Large new dam construction steaming ahead in Santa Clara and Alameda County

(via www.mercurynews.com)

Engineers are finalizing a $409 million plan to replace Calaveras Dam, a key piece in the Hetch Hetchy water system that serves 2.5 million Bay Area residents, but is at risk of earthquakes

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on Oct 02, 2009 at 06:21 PM

Beautiful Atherton Residence Sustainably Connects With Nature

(via www.inhabitat.com)

It’s always a pleasure to see a stunning home with sustainable features, but isn’t pretentious about it. This beautiful residence in Atherton in the Bay Area is such a house – gorgeous, with an obvious connection to the outdoors and sustainable features that could go undetected by the casual observer’s eye. Featuring many green design [...]

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on Oct 02, 2009 at 06:21 AM
Are Two-Way Streets the Way...

Are Two-Way Streets the Way of the Future?

(via la.streetsblog.org)

Today on the Streetsblog Network, we're featuring a post from San Francisco's Pedestrianistabout two-way street conversions in Minneapolis and how such changingtraffic patterns could benefit pedestrians and other users:

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on Sep 29, 2009 at 10:52 AM

EPA Remands Permit for Desert Rock Coal Power Plant

(via climateofourfuture.org)

 Deficiencies cited in Environmental Protection Agency oversightSeptember 25, 2009

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on Sep 28, 2009 at 08:21 PM

Editorial: San Jose could become a leader in the movement to phase out the bags that stay with us forever

(via www.mercurynews.com)

Twenty years from now, Americans will look back in wonder at our addiction to plastic bags. It may be a stretch to compare it to smoking, but it's on the same spectrum — only with bags, it's the health of the environment, especially waterways, that bears the consequence.

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on Sep 25, 2009 at 02:51 PM