Environment

Nonprofit Issue: DIY beach cleanup

by Joanne WilliamsIf you’ve seen those colorful beach cleanup stations on the sand from Bodega Bay to Pacifica, you are encouraged to become a...

Upfront: Renewable revolution

by Joseph MaytonEditor's note: This story is under review following reports of challenges to the veracity of Joseph Mayton's reporting for other publications.The addition...

Feature: Coho vs. pinot

by Will ParrishIn July, roughly 1,000 rural Sonoma County residents overflowed classrooms and small meeting chambers at five informational sessions convened by the State...

Upfront: The rising

by Kathleen WillettEvery summer, recreational oyster and shellfish harvesters brace themselves for the period from May until the end of October when red tides...

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...