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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
It was adoption day for 'living' Christmas trees at Our City Forest, San Jose's nonprofit dedicated to urban greenery and recycled scenery. Potted holiday trees that can be replanted in the city's parks or at schools are, in a very real sense, greener than the estimated 25 million or more cut trees sold each year in the United States, most of which end up in landfills or wood chippers.
photo via flickrSometime living in the Bay Area is a source of green pride. San Francisco has some of the most progressive environmental regulations in the country, and now the city is getting ready to tackle climate change. The Bay Area's air quality agency will vote in April on standards that would cut in half the emissions of global warming causing gases and other pollutants attached with ne...