Environment

Two different flavors of Oaktown Crickets are sold at Oakland A's and Raiders games at the Oakland Coliseum. Photo courtesy Jared Ginn, Tiny Farms

The Oakland Coliseum serves up locally raised crickets as new stadium snack

Modern western societies have resisted to eat insects as a part of their daily diet. However, in recent years, a new trend has started to give way. This season, the Oakland Coliseum offers crickets as...
Tim Donaghy, Senior Research Specialist at Greenpeace, sits on the steps of Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Downtown Oakland

Oakland has taken a lead role in local climate initiatives

At a time when the federal government does not support climate action, climate experts say local city efforts can mitigate warming and help the nation. Oakland has taken a lead role in local climate initiatives.
Assistant Fire Marshal Enrique Orduña watches and holds the nylon tubes as children crawl through after performing the stop, drop, and roll technique.

Fire departments educate youth during high risk month for California wildfires

Last year, the state of California experienced its most destructive and deadliest wildfire season on record. October is one of the highest-risk months of the year for wildfires in the state. Currently, fire departments and...
City of Oakland staffers and volunteers set up for the latest listening session of the Livable Oakland initiative at the West Oakland Senior Center on Saturday, September 29.

City officials gather community input on issues facing seniors in Oakland

As Oakland takes steps toward becoming an "age-friendly city," District 3 residents shared how issues like high housing costs and access to transportation affect local seniors.
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West Oakland slated to benefit from plan to reduce air pollution

Ten communities from around the state are being selected for the deployment of air monitoring systems and community emissions reduction programs.

Protestors rally to stop Oakland coal shipment project

Developers may have won in court, but opponents of a project that would ship coal through Oakland say that they’re not done fighting.
Oakland’s Public Works Department maintains over 900 miles of sewage infrastructure. Most of the parts are 50 years old, but some were built over a century ago.

EPA fines Oakland and municipal utility district for sewage discharge violations

Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and five East Bay communities were fined $389,300 in penalties for violating the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 Clean Water Act settlement. Oakland was penalized the most...