By ANGELA ZIMMERMAN Geographer Midi Matilda On and On January 31, 2013 The Fillmore Better than: Hearing "Kites" on the radio or "Verona" through headphones. Geographer came home last night after a month on the road, and San Francisco embraced the band with eager and earnest arms. From Portland ... More >>
You thought yesterday's quakes were scary ... Two nearly identical quakes along the Hayward fault jolted the Bay Area yesterday, which naturally has everyone thinking, "Is this foreshadowing the Big One?"A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the East Bay at about 2:41 p.m. yesterday. No damages were r ... More >>
We sure did from the seventh floor of our building in Fisherman's Wharf. The USGS is reporting a 3.9 quake happened at about 2:41 p.m. near Berkeley. Here's what you felt:USGS
CosmoPolitician via FlickrFirst, the bad news: Ocean Beach will likely sink, thanks to global warming. But the good news is, it won't suck nearly as bad as it will for our neighbors down in Southern California.The reason for this is that our beach is kinda lame, according to a new study. Therefor ... More >>
Put this fire out!Typically, you expect an environmental activist to be dressed in all organic clothing, maybe even birkenstocks. Whatever it is they are wearing, you at least imagine that they are them to be adults, as in over the age of 18. But apparently, the concern over global warming stretc ... More >>
Joseph SchellGeographer at the Independent last night.GeographerButterfly BonesK.FlayFebruary 23, 2011@ The IndependentCount them among the promoted: Last year, S.F. beat-pop trio Geographer played a great show opening for Atlas Sound. For Noise Pop 2011, the band headlined the Independent, playi ... More >>
A much-retweeted "warning" of a 7.0 earthquake that will ostensibly hit Southern California tomorrow has earned a stern tweet of its own from the United States Geological Survey. You can't predict earthquakes, notes the USGS. And there's no Easter Bunny, either. Dire warnings of a massive quake a ... More >>
Don't touch that greenhouse gas, warn out-of-state attorneys general...If California voters don't pass Proposition 23 -- which would pull the rug out from under the state's 2006 law limiting greenhouse gas emissions -- a gang of out-of-state attorneys general have threatened to file suit against ... More >>
Gibbs Smith PublishersAs a drug rug-clad, headband-sporting Johnny Mathis might warble, it's beginning to look a lot like Earth Day. Revving up to Thursday, related food-themed happenings abound. Tomorrow, chef Laura Stec and atmospheric scientist Eugene Cordero, Ph.D. will appear at the Ma ... More >>
That damn volcanic ash. Iceland's big volcanic eruption has had a domino effect of canceled flights, closed airports, and, worst of all for music fans, of course, canceled concerts.Tomorrow night's gig with Bad Lieutenant, the ex-New Order members' US debut at the Regency Ballroom, ain't gonna ... More >>
An unpublished study shows the surprisingly lethal effects of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Why are government scientists helping the ship's owner keep it a secret?
As any S.F. resident who has a Twitter account may know, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake occurred near Milpitas, CA at 10:09 AM today. Having worked next to a freeway overpass in Los Angeles, we are prone to second guessing ourselves when the earth starts shaking. This morning before we could finish ou ... More >>
People in fields such as petroleum, investment banking, or running chambers of commerce, know what it means to be blessed. They are embedded within industries that love to put on conventions and trade shows. Workers travel to distant cities, check into the Hyatt, mingle with people who went the s ... More >>
His knuckles do not drag...Angry words continue to be exchanged about fiery Florida freshman Congressman Alan Grayson referring to Republicans as "knuckle-dragging Neanderthals" and Rep. Nancy Pelosi's refusal to compel him to apologize. But a San Francisco State University professor has a probl ... More >>
Could there be a secret deal with Arnold on health care that will inflate union rolls?
Not likely, given his lack of spine in opposing the initiative promoting more parking
A company is dumping questionable materials into the ocean so that you can buy forgiveness in the form of carbon credits
The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change
Al Gore was in town last week to remind us all that we're ruining the planet. But do you think the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hot air?
Al Gore takes on the other imminent threat to America
Otherworldly dance group Capacitor peels back the Earth's layers
VeloSwap rides into town
Surfers battle enviro-surfers over a proposed jet-ski ban that would protect wildlife -- but threaten big-wave surfing at the legendary break known as Maverick's
To show the value of pundits in the Terror Era, our columnist tells the CIA where bin Laden's been, President Bush where to go
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
Environmental group targets Stanford investment muscle
The strange quest of San Anselmo's Graham Hawkes, who will dive a two-man submarine to the deepest point in the ocean. If someone gives him $7 million.
Investigation unmasks worldwide James Bond weather-disaster conspiracy
The area's first Scottish cultural festival finds it necessary to play the name game