Measure AA to Save the Bay from Sea Level Rise

Still not convinced that the sea is rising? Well check out the article, Rising Reality, by the acclaimed San Francisco Chronicle Urban Design Critic, John King. This special report takes a very real, and very fair, look at the issue of sea level rise in the Bay Area. It is easy to read with great […]

Self-driving freight trucks on the move to a highway near you!

We have all heard about Google’s push for self-driving cars; however, earlier this week news came about a new Bay Area start-up working to develop self-driving freight trucks. Yes, you heard right – a giant truck rolling down the highway with tons of cargo and no human driver at the wheel. The group, Otto, was started […]

Are these sinkholes a sign?

On Tuesday evening, a sinkhole opened up right in downtown San Francisco and nearly swallowed a vehicle. No one was hurt, but maybe this sinkhole, and the even larger sinkhole that formed last month in the Pacific Heights area, are signs that we as Californians need to start seriously considering our aging infrastructure in relation to our record-breaking drought. Though these sinkholes […]

New projections intensify the Bay Area’s sea level rise risk and timeline

Sea level rise is a hot topic in the San Francisco Bay Area these days, with more organizations and cities, including San Francisco, making efforts to coordinate a response to the rising tides that are inevitably coming to the Bay Area over the coming decades. The problem is that many of us in the SF […]

Striped Bass in the San Francisco Bay

The time has come for the 1992 law intended to boost California’s striped bass population to be scaled back.  The striped bass is a non-native fish species introduced into our region’s ecosystem in the late 19th Century primarily for the purpose of sports fishing.  The unintended consequence of promoting the population of this species is the […]

San Francisco’s Plan for Sea Level Rise

San Francisco has come up with an impressive plan to keep its feet dry this century. With so much talk of rising tides, the City has formulated a 100-page Sea Level Rise Action Plan backed by Mayor Ed Lee. This thorough document lays out the adaptation framework for exactly how the City and County of […]

Micro plastics Polluting the SF Bay?

Micro plastics is a trending topic in the bay area environmental community, spurred by a recent study from the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) by Dr. Rebecca Sutton that found our bay contains greater micro-plastic contamination than any large inland US body of water. Micro plastics can be defined as pieces of plastic, less than […]

BART Moves South this Summer!

The Warm Springs BART Station is set to open this summer after being delayed since December. This is a big step for Bay Area transit infrastructure. With the tech industry booming in South Bay, it only makes sense to connect it to the rapidly-growing cities of Oakland and San Francisco through the State’s most efficient […]