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red-tailed hawk in vineyard

Raptors Rather Than Rodenticide

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Replacing pesticides with barn owls for rodent control was one of several innovations that marked a new appetite for more environmentally sustainable production in California vineyards.

Can Rooftop Solar Save California’s Open Space?

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This spring, Alameda County approved of the Aramis Renewable Energy Project, dividing East Bay environmentalists who disagree about whether the undeveloped North Livermore Valley should remain open ranchland and wildlife habitat, or whether part of the flat, sunny valley would … Read more

wildfire smoke and sunset

Beyond the Plume of Smoke

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“While acute smoke is bad for human and environmental health, smoke in moderation can be part of human and environmental health and well-being.”