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[30 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Massive oak tree in Redwood City loses branches, births an activist Gwen Minor climbed a Redwood City tree about to be cut down — and refused to come down for the next eleven hours — back in September. Are Americans’ attitudes toward trees changing? Hear from Minor.

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[29 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Ambiguity around Proposition 1 — the California Water Bond — remains as Election Day approaches In the midst of one of the worst droughts in memory, key details about Proposition 1 — the California Water Bond — still remain unclear as Election Day nears.

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[27 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Bay Area protesters march in San Francisco against the ivory and rhino trade The rise of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is pushing both mammals to the brink of extinction. In early October, close to one thousand people marched from Saint Mary’s Square to Union Square in San Francisco, protesting the ivory and rhino horn trades.

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[15 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
California’s critical water cycle out of balance for state’s farmers With extreme drought conditions persisting throughout the state, Central California — known as the “Food Basket of the World” — is seeing fallow fields, sinking ground and livelihoods threatened.

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[11 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
West Nile Virus is alarming example of climate change’s effects The local threat of West Nile Virus is high. As dwindling water supplies and rising temperatures bring tropical disease a lot closer to home, local agencies prep for potentially the worst mosquito season ever.

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[18 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Yellow Fever Mosquito keeps Santa Clara, San Mateo Counties on alert Officials are not sure how this mosquito species got into California. The two primary and most concerning diseases spread by “Aedes aegypti” are the dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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[9 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SPECIAL REPORT – Leaded gas: A toxic tale “Leaded Gas: A Toxic Tale” is an adaptation of an award-winning print article that tells the story of how major corporate interests turned a blind eye to health risks from leaded gasoline from the 1920s through 1980s.

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[22 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SPECIAL REPORT: Climate change comes home Climate change is happening and though local governments in the Bay Area have begun to recognize extreme weather events, sea level rise, prolonged heat waves and drought, are they doing enough?

Education, Environment, Frontpage Featured, Multimedia »

[21 May 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Paly students use humor to create engaging sustainability video From catching a teacher eating in front of an open refrigerator to probing a coach who forgot to cover the swimming pool, photography students use humorous situations to explore energy conservation.