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San José Ballot Measure Would Rewrite the City’s General Plan for Development, to the Dismay of Open Space Advocates

May 30, 2018 by Jacob Shea

San Jose's Measure B, on the ballot in the June 5 election, could have far-reaching implications for civic governance

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Putting Nature on the Balance Sheet

September 24, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Three Bay Area counties —Santa Clara, Sonoma and Santa Cruz — have found a way to put these values of nature onto a balance sheet.

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Award-Winning Filmmaker Discusses Upcoming Wilderness Anniversary

July 02, 2014 by Jonah Raskin

Filmmaker Steve Dunsky usually spends his time behind the camera not in front of it. Now and  then, however, he ...

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Could this be the end of California’s drift gillnet fishing?

April 16, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

The tide may be finally turning against the use of drift gillnets off California waters. WARNING: Disturbing images.


California’s New Fracking Law Divides Environmentalists

September 27, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California's new fracking law is the first of its kind in the nation to regulate this method of tight oil extraction.

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GGNRA mulls plastic water bottle ban

April 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

GGNRA is under pressure to join growing number of national parks that ban the sale of plastic water bottles.


Do the Presidio’s New Dog Walking Rules Go Far Enough?

April 02, 2013 by Heather Mack

Limits on commercial dog walkers in the Presidio has some nature lovers questioning: Should they be allowed at all?


Santa Clara Valley habitat plan up for final vote

January 28, 2013 by Kristen Martz

San Jose officials on Tuesday will decide the fate of a plan to preserve 46,000 acres of open space.

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SF to Shift Street Tree Care to Property Owners

July 20, 2011 by Alex Zielinski

Due to looming city budget cuts, SF Mayor Ed Lee recently produced a budget package that cut $300,000 from street tree care. The proposal would shift the city’s responsibility for 24,000 trees in front of private property onto the property owners over the next seven years.

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SF Aims to Make City Safer for Birds

July 14, 2011 by Carly Peltier

Every year in North America, a billion birds die by colliding with windows, buildings, and communication towers. Many of these deaths could be avoided by doing things like tinting windows and turning off lights between dusk and dawn. A proposed new city policy, would aim to better protect birds in San Francisco, which has more than 400 bird species and sits right on the Pacific Flyway.

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