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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
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...
San Franciscoâ€™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 architectsâ€™ imaginations for new ways to use the soon-to-be abandoned space. Inspired by the success of New Yorkâ€™s recently opened High Line Park, [...]
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 ...
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 [...]
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
Itâ€™s always a pleasure to see a stunning home with sustainable features, but isnâ€™t pretentious about it. This beautiful residence in Atherton in the Bay Area is such a house â€“ gorgeous, with an obvious connection to the outdoors and sustainable features that could go undetected by the casual observerâ€™s eye. Featuring many green design [...]
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:
Â Deficiencies cited in Environmental Protection Agency oversightSeptemberÂ 25,Â 2009
Editorial: San Jose could become a leader in the movement to phase out the bags that stay with us forever
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 â€” only with bags, it's the health of the environment, especially waterways, that bears the consequence.