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Environment

A (Road) Diet for the Future

East Bay activists are pushing to replace more traffic lanes with bike lanes. But not everybody is happy about it.
October 10, 2017

Lake Temescal’s Future Could Be in Doubt

The popular lake has closed four consecutive years because of toxic algae blooms—an increasing problem found around the globe.
August 31, 2017

A Better Housing Plan

Activists won commitments from Bay Area planners to find ways to build more affordable housing in the region.
August 22, 2017

How to Green the Island

Since rapidly increasing solar power makes little sense in Alameda right now, the answer is less driving.
July 19, 2017

Building Around BART

After bulldozing neighborhoods early in its history, BART now wants to build communities.
July 12, 2017

Getting the Lead Off

A years-long project to remove highly toxic lead-based paint from 6,000 PG&E transmission towers gets started this summer in Alameda County.
July 10, 2017

Fighting for a Better Future

Activists are driven by a sense of urgency to strengthen a new regional plan for housing and greenhouse gas reductions by 2040.
July 3, 2017

Dealing with the Sprawl Devil

Thousands of acres of green open space in the East Bay are in danger of being gobbled up by suburban housing tracts.
June 12, 2017

For the Birds

As Alameda embarks on a construction boom, the city is exploring ways to protect birds from flying into glass buildings.
June 7, 2017

Lake Merritt Reborn

How Oakland voters transformed the city’s “Crown Jewel.”
May 10, 2017