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Saving SF Bay may mean filling parts of it in, agency says

October 9, 2019 — An article in the San Francisco Chronicle today reported on the Bay Conservation and Development Commission's (BCDC) unanimous vote last Thursday to amend the Bay Plan to make...

Governor Newsom releases new Executive Order on Climate Change

September 25, 2019 — Last week, in conjunction with Climate Week and student strikes on climate change across the globe, Governor Newsom issued a wide-ranging Executive Order, N-19-19, directing several state agencies to...

A brief introduction to climate change and transportation: How to reconcile people's love affair with their vehicles and society's need to reduce carbon emissions?

September 23, 2019 — In a new article, Yale Climate Connections outlines worrying trends in transportation greenhouse gas emissions, both in the U.S. and globally, and points to behavioral and...

San Jose set to become largest U.S. city to enact natural gas ban

September 19, 2019 — An article in the Mercury News reported that on Tuesday, San Jose's city council approved an ordinance barring natural gas in new single-family homes, low-rise multifamily...

SF Bay is rising - are we moving fast enough to adapt?

September 17, 2019 — An article published in the San Francisco Chronicle today underscores the urgent need for action to address sea level rise on the Bay Area's 400 miles of shoreline, the...


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