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 »
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 »
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 »