Environment

Upfront: Charging ahead

by Ann HutchinsonSolar-power adopters are at the cutting edge of climate-change activism on the home front. In Sonoma County, they’re gaining in numbers, and...

Upfront: Mist opportunity

by Ellen ShehadehAs California faces unprecedented drought, people are finding ways to conserve water. Some methods—installing graywater systems or water-efficient appliances—are expensive and labor-intensive.Enter...

Upfront: Rising up

by Peter SeidmanCould sea level rise be a good thing for Bolinas Lagoon? A climactic irony has led to altering previous assumptions about restoring...

Dirt Diva: Mother Earth’s star students

by Annie SpiegelmanA few months ago I was at a family reunion with many of my highly educated relatives. The conversation turned to the...

Feature: Hot pockets

By Stephanie HillerGovernment efforts to arrest the fact of climate change have been so ineffectual that the call has gone out: What’s needed is...

Upfront: Five-finger discount

by Peter SeidmanMarin Clean Energy (MCE) is about to celebrate its fifth anniversary. The success of the alternative power agency continues to trigger paroxysms...

Home & Garden: Wake-up call!

by Annie Spiegelman, the Dirt DivaThe long winter snooze-fest is over. It’s time for your plants to get back to work! Temperatures are rising...

Downtown Streets Team collect 1 million cigarette butts

by Janelle MoncadaThe streets of San Rafael are looking much cleaner thanks to the Downtown Streets Team (DST), an organization that gives homeless and...