Environment

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.
A terminal at the Port of Oakland

Pollution cuts at the port promise a breath of fresher air for West Oakland

In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
At the Oakland Sustainability jam, a team creates the prototype for a universal language.

Oakland’s first sustainability jam creates solutions using design thinking

Last weekend, Oakland held its first-ever sustainability jam, which encouraged people to create solutions to economic, environmental and social problems.
An activist brandishes a picket in front of a passing tractor-trailer.

Despite a roar of support, Port of Oakland truckers meet resistance in negotiations

Frustrated truck drivers rolled into downtown yesterday as their representatives met with state and city officials.