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Massive Rangeland Carbon Se...

Massive Rangeland Carbon Sequestration Opportunities May Hinge on Urban Compost

(via www.worldchanging.com)

WorldChanging Teamby Warren Karlenzig There's carbon in them thar roots!Just as San Francisco has made commercial and residential composting mandatory and other cities are considering doing...

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on Dec 04, 2009 at 02:50 PM
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on Dec 04, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Cisco Pits San Francisco vs. Amsterdam in Race to 21st Century Sustainability

(via solveclimate.com)

Cisco is harnessing a new power in the fight against global climate change: a potent mix of hometown pride and rivalry.Two major announcements came out of its Sustainable Cities session with officials from San Francisco and Amsterdam yesterday. First, the tech giant is partnering with San Francisco to develop a joint vision for a Sustainable 21st Century San Francisco. Second, Amsterdam is laun...

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on Dec 02, 2009 at 04:22 PM

How good is composting?

(via feeds.sfgate.com)

If you're among those disgruntled by San Francisco's mandatory composting program , or if you just sometimes wonder whether that smelly compost bin is really worth it, consider these statistics, provided by Chronicle reporter John Coté:Since San Francisco began a compost collection...

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on Nov 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM
In San Francisco: Judge Par...

In San Francisco: Judge Partially Lifts Ban on Bike Injunction

(via la.streetsblog.org)

Underthe judge's order, the MTA can only install 3.7 of the 14 miles of bikelanes it had hoped to paint in the first year. Flickr photo: Doubletee

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on Nov 30, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Counter Culture: A special upscale treat in San Francisco

(via www.sacbee.com)

Chances are good your December travels will take you to San Francisco for some holiday-oriented shopping and sightseeing. For many Sacramentans, the trip to S.F. this time of year is a ritual as firmly rooted as driving to Apple Hill to cut down a Christmas tree, or lining up at 4 a.m. on Black Friday, which is today.If you go to S.F., don't leave without a slow waltz around ultra-classy Union ...

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on Nov 27, 2009 at 12:21 AM

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom!

(via www.inhabitat.com)

Inhabitat readers might remember that we interviewed San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom back in October over a live webcast that was open to any of our readers who wanted to attend. The finale of our Green Talks series of live chats with green thought-leaders, this interview touched on subjects such as mandatory composting, electric [...]

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on Nov 23, 2009 at 09:51 AM

Md. regulators approve Garret County wind farm (AP)

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AP - The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved an application to build a 50-megawatt wind energy farm atop Backbone Mountain near Oakland in Garrett County.

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on Nov 19, 2009 at 11:52 AM
Action Beats Talk: Santa Cl...

Action Beats Talk: Santa Clara to Get Pilot Bike-Sharing Program in Mid-2010

(via www.treehugger.com)

Cyclists in Santa Clara. Not the actual bike-sharing program since there are no pics yet. Photo: Flickr, CCFirst in the Bay AreaDespite talk about a bike-share program in San Francisco for the past couple of years, it looks like Santa Clara will actually beat them to the punch with a pilot program to be launched in mid-2010. Market research began last April, and about 1,200 surveys were conduct...

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on Nov 18, 2009 at 01:51 PM
Habitat partners with state...

Habitat partners with state, private sector to build affordable LEED-ND project in Oakland

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

     Habitat for Humanity's East Bay affiliate is retrofitting a brownfield into 54 affordable homes on two acres of land in Oakland, California.  With excellent location, walkable density, great design, and green features, the Edes Avenue project has been...

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on Nov 17, 2009 at 06:20 AM