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COVID-19 Vaccine Creates Misgivings in Communities of Color

The emergence of a COVID-19 vaccine has created feelings of both relief and concern for residents state-wide. For those in the black community, the apprehension…

Four Drawbacks of Electric Buses & What You Can Do About Them

More cities and counties in California are switching to renewable diesel and biodiesel fuels for their bus fleets. Although electric vehicles are important for reaching…

San Francisco Recycling Project aims to save 30 Million Gallons of Drinking Water Annually

There is a massive recycling project planned in San Francisco, which will transform dirty groundwater into clean steam that will be used to heat hundreds…

EPA Battles Rats with Rodenticide to Protect Human Health

The agency tasked with regulating pesticides has turned to using them in order to protect employees, the public and children.  The California Environmental Protection Agency…

Community Foods Market in West Oakland. Photo: Deonna Anderson

West Oakland Food Desert Finally gets a Full-Service Grocery Store

Community Foods Market (now open) provides West Oakland with much needed access to fresh and healthy food options. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had…

Most of California’s Rainwater goes Wasted down the Drain

Last February, California received an estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain. Unfortunately, most of it was wasted, going down the drain and into the Pacific…

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