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Environment

Climate-Change Denial in Alameda

As sea levels rise, the Island will face the most serious flooding in the East Bay. But officials have been slow to float sustainable solutions.

Rising from the Ashes

Advocates for Berkeley Tuolumne Camp are pushing the city to reopen the popular family camp by 2020. But they’ll have to navigate several challenges.

Pick Up the Poop Bags, People

East Bay park users say there’s a growing problem of dog walkers leaving plastic bags full of poop alongside trails—whether by accident or on purpose.

Whose Trails?

Mountain bikers dream of one day riding throughout the hills on East Bay MUD land. But hikers, equestrians, and plant lovers want to stop the cyclists in their tracks.

Unintended Consequences

Organized labor is using state environmental law to make developers hire union workers. California housing advocates call it “CEQA abuse.”

The Original Cheapskate

Thoughts on environmentalism and the shocking election outcome.

The Door to Narnia

Two naturalists promote the exceptional fauna of Lake Merritt, Oakland’s heart.

Is the Drought Really Over?

For urban water users and agriculture, the answer is yes. But not for fish.

Oakland Steers Away From Cars

Two recent decisions could help encourage smart growth, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the cost of housing.

From Ban to Butt

After local and state governments banned indoor smoking two decades ago, the Bay Area’s waterways became choked with cigarette butts.