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Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

published about 7 hours ago
Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland
A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 coast live oak saplings in plastic buckets in a West Oakland park.

Push grows to add Rim of the Valley lands to national recreation area

published about 12 hours ago
Push grows to add Rim of the Valley lands to national recreation area
As a graduate student at California State University Northridge in the mid-1970s, the late Marge Feinberg began rabble-rousing for a "green belt" of wildlife habitats, parks and recreational areas encircling the San Fernando Valley.

National Briefing | West: California: Tests Ordered After Oil Leak

published 1 day ago
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder of the line.

Dot Earth Blog: The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar Energy Work Force for Africa

published 1 day ago
Dot Earth Blog: The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar Energy Work Force for Africa
A hip-hop star, Akon, and a young solar-technology instructor visit the U.N. to show how they are lighting up Africa.

25% voluntary cut in farmers' water use OK'd by California amid drought

published 1 day ago
25% voluntary cut in farmers' water use OK'd by California amid drought
California water regulators have accepted an unprecedented proposal from Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta farmers to voluntarily cut water use by 25% -- or fallow a quarter of their cropland -- in an effort to avoid harsher, government-imposed cuts.