Tag Archives: environment

EBMUD urges East Bay residents to use water wisely even though drought is over. Photo by Julia Vassey.

East Bay drinking water reservoirs reach full capacity

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)’s recent announcement that its drinking water reservoirs have reached full capacity might sound alarming after the spillway crisis in Oroville, but staffers say that is actually good news.
An Huynh and Susan Nguyen, 16, inspect the Chinese Garden Park in Oakland to survey for existing problems as part of Love Your Parks Day community innitiation on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The survey ratings are charted and comments are evaluated for an end of the year report given to the Oakland City Council and a powerpoint is presented to the Public Works Committee. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Volunteers survey Oakland’s parks, amidst ongoing challenges

On Saturday, volunteers and park stewards gathered for the 11th annual Love Your Parks Day, conducting a survey to inspect the conditions of more than 110 Oakland parks.
Fran Rachel, 97, a resident of Berkeley, dances at a rally calling for a fracking ban in California. Rachel's wooden handpainted sign dates back to Vietnam War protests; she is now a great-grandmother. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Thousands rally in Oakland to call for an end to fracking

Despite early signs of rain, thousands of people converged in Oakland on Saturday in what organizers are billing as the largest anti-fracking demonstration in U.S. history, calling on Governor Jerry Brown to put an end...
The Northern California Breathmobile parked at Jack London Square.

Mobile asthma clinic provides free treatment for kids

Breathmobile provides diagnosis, treatment, prescriptions, medicine supply and education at no cost for children under age 18 in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Judges announce awards at Solar Hackathon '13.

Energy innovators shine at Solar Hackathon ’13

Amid the clacking of keys and the slurping of Red Bull energy drinks, about 30 computer hackers recently gathered in Oakland. Their goal: to make solar energy easier, cheaper and more fun to use. The...
The staff is creating a simulation of the Redwoods. Photo: Terry Lorant

Oakland Museum of California to open gallery showcasing Oakland’s natural environment

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will be opening a new gallery focusing on California Natural Sciences on May 31. A recent behind the scenes sneak peek of the wing—which is still under construction—showed that...