Environment

Protesters can be seen speaking and holding signs to oppose a proposed crematorium. Photo by Nigel Manuel

No new crematoria, say council and demonstrators

Oakland residents showed support at last night's City Council meeting for an ordinance that limits the construction of new crematoria. Councilmembers also voted on a Jack London Square redevelopment and recognized community volunteers and organizations.
A Planting Justice volunteer "tickles" the roots of a plant for a newly-built herb garden.

Planting Justice builds edible gardens for urban dwellers

Oakland-based grassroots organization builds edible gardens to grow sustainable food, create jobs, and build community.
Highland Hospital in Oakland is currently undergoing retrofitting to meet seismic safety standards.

Hospitals in Oakland prepare for the next earthquake

Hospitals are conducting emergency drills and retrofitting buildings to withstand the next big shake.
Honorees at Friday's Red Cross Alameda County heroes breakfast. Back row: Emily Scholz, Josie Mattos, Dan Gale, Ed Coyne, Tim DeGrano, Jose Tamayo. Front row: Mary Silveria, Renee Herzfeld, Lisa Grodin, Bishop Jerry Macklin.

Red Cross honors Alameda County heroes for bravery, service

Alameda county residents who show exceptional commitment and service are recognized.
Allendale Recreation Center hosted their first Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 26.

Oaklanders clean up on city’s 20th Annual Earth Day

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to clear trash, weed, plant, and restore creek beds at Oakland's 20th Annual Earth Day event on Saturday. They joined more than a billion people worldwide in what environmentalists call...
Eric Maundu, an electrical engineer grow fresh foods sustainable in urban cities using smart aquaponic systems.  He teaches at American Steel Studio in West Oakland.

Eric Maundu greens up Oakland at Kijani Grows

Out of a small section of warehouse space in West Oakland, Eric Maundu is growing a big dream. He wants to make it possible for almost anyone to grow food in an economical, energy efficient...
A photo of picketers with police in teh background.

For some port truckers, the new year brings new worries over work

For independent truckers at the Port of Oakland who have not yet complied with pollution regulations, the New Year may mean the loss of a job.