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The Ocean Cleanup Fails on Its First Effort

The device, known as Wilson, was towed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to Hilo Bay in Hawaii in December after hitting snags on its maiden voyage, but the Alameda company that sent it is vowing to continue the plastic cleanup mission.
March 5, 2019

Alameda Point Park Moves Closer to Reality

The Navy’s cleanup of an old airfield, known as Site 32, is nearing completion, paving the way for a new park and wetlands.
March 4, 2019

The Tick That Took Me Out

My story of getting and coping with late-stage Lyme disease—one of the fastest spreading, most debilitating, and least understood diseases in the nation.
January 21, 2019

Delays by Air Pollution Regulators Could Cost Lives

Environmentalists say Bay Area regulators are continuing to drag their feet on dealing with air pollution from refineries. And residents in vulnerable communities are paying the price.
November 5, 2018

FEMA Finalizes Flood Zone Map in Alameda

Meanwhile, getting insurance, curbing greenhouse emissions, and shoring up vulnerable infrastructure are becoming matters of social justice.
September 5, 2018

Drowning in Plastic

A Dutch company has set up operations at Alameda Point, where it hopes to launch an ambitious invention that will clean up plastic from the world’s oceans.
August 13, 2018

When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.
May 21, 2018

Yes to Straws by Request

These Alamedans would be happy to see plastic straws go altogether.
May 14, 2018

Finally, Protection for the Moke

After three decades, environmentalists are on the cusp of obtaining wild and scenic designation for the Mokelumne River, which would prevent new dams on the East Bay’s primary water supply.
February 28, 2018

Parks May Get Financial Boost

A $4 billion measure on the June ballot would help upgrade parks and increase access to them.
February 12, 2018