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Don't leave your home

A foreclosure can be tough on tenants — but it shouldn't lead to eviction
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On Oct. 4, 2008, Genevieve Hilpert came home to her apartment in the Outer Mission to find her gas shut off. The 35-year-old, who lives alone, hasn't had gas service since then. Read more »

The coal question

Green City: So-called clean technology a myth?
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GREEN CITY Over the past few years, a growing number of environmentalists have called for greatly curtailing the burning of coal, a practice that threatens the health of people and the planet. On Nov. Read more »

Shades of green

Environmentalists reject the two state measures on renewable energy but support San Francisco's Prop. H
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California's major environmental groups have long called for the state to do more to promote a switch to renewable energy sources, yet they widely oppose two state ballot measures that claim to do so, urging votes to reject Propositions 7 and 10 as false promises. On the local level, however, the environmental community strongly supports Proposition H, the Clean Energy Act, against well-funded attacks by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Prop. 7 would require utilities to acquire half their power through renewable energy resources, and Prop. Read more »

Reviving radicalism

The economic collapse and seemingly endless wars are lending new energy and credibility to the revolutionary movements
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As the country's economic, environmental, and political systems teeter on the brink of collapse, several Bay Area groups are reviving calls for radical solutions. And some are drawing parallels to the spirited political activity of 40 years ago.

"In my opinion, 1968 was the beginning of a process, an awakening of the questioning of social movements," Andrej Grubacic, a globalization lecturer at ZMedia Institute and the University of San Francisco, told the Guardian.Read more »