The Onion lately has taken to occasionally just telling the truth, more or less, and those articles are usually every bit as good as any other Onion story. On Monday, there was one titled "Tea Party Congressman Listens To Constituent Who Wears Thomas Jefferson Costume Everywhere." It began: At ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print edition: Geographer: While Geographer's Mike Deni isn't given to pretense, he's been known to wax a little philosophical from time to time. One such pearl of wisdom: "You never want to accomplish what you set out to do. That's when you've really failed." Granted, the J ... More >>
Scientist say birds in Northern California, including San Francisco, are getting bigger and fatter by the year. And since Global Warming tends to be the scapegoat for all our general state of deterioration, it made sense to place blame squarely on Climate Change. But after considering the science, ... More >>
View Larger Map No, those vibrations weren't everyone running out of the office simultaneously to hit up the food truck. The United States Geological Survey confirmed to SF Weekly that we were moments ago hit with a temblor. And, yes, today is the 105th anniversary of The Big One. The hard-working ... More >>
Dude, it's not going to happenWhile the rest of San Francisco waits for a white flurry to fall on downtown, surfers on the coast are waiting for something that on any other weekend would seem more likely than snow -- a huge swell.But alas, the wacky winter weather patterns have hijacked the annua ... More >>
The hull of the Cosco Busan following its 2007 accidentTwo international shipping companies have agreed to pay San Francisco's commercial fishermen $3.65 million in damages for an oil spill that occurred after the Cosco Busan container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge in 2007.The settlement, anno ... More >>
Humans in gas masks just aren't the sameA cow in a gas mask is a memorable image. That's probably why it was deployed, to great effect, in a recent exhibit on climate change at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. While this is the sort of thing that would doubtless please André Breton, dairy farmers -- n ... More >>
Calibree PhotographyStars at the Fillmore last nightStarsGeographerNovember 10, 2010@ The FillmoreMontreal's Stars met up with San Francisco's own Geographer for a show at the Fillmore last night. "Most I spoke with were there for the headliners, but were blown into a frenzy by the openers," phot ... More >>
It's not as bad as you thinkThe San Francisco Chronicle has a big story today about how the California Air Resources Board overestimated the amount of pollution caused by diesel-burning trucks and other vehicles as it crafted regulations to improve air quality. It's a thorough story, and sure to ... More >>
Our past ... and future?A self-anointed earthquake predicter's bizarre claim that Los Angeles would be rattled by a 6.0 to 7.0 temblor today has nine-odd hours to come true. At the strike of midnight, Luke Thomas of QuakePredictions.com will either become an object of reverence or revulsion. The ... More >>
Fill 'er up -- for $135!Those of us not named Rush Limbaugh know that in order to prevent the world from devolving into a giant Mad Max set, we've got to drive less. So as California's politicians and environmental regulators set ambitious emission reduction targets to combat global warming, the ... More >>
Gee, Reddy, seven cents doesn't seem so bad to save the planetThe list of companies opposing Prop. 23, a measure that would knock down California's 2006 anti-greenhouse gas law, reads like a Who's-Who of the sort of high tech and outdoorsy companies that usually line up behind environmentally-fri ... More >>
Soft on terrorism, just like Barbara BoxerRepublican Carly Fiorina has launched a doozy of an attack ad (view after the jump) against incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, managing to make herself look like a wannabe national-security hawk and something of an ecological cretin in just over 30 ... More >>
Where are the beer refrigerators?Following Sunday's passage of a historic health care bill letting brakeless track-bike riders stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26, America's hipster lobby now turns to legislative battles in areas such as immigration, climate change, financial reg ... More >>
Dominic SantosGeographerWhat records do you think Neon Indian's mastermind will play at his SF DJ set? [Epicsauce] Check out the Karmann Ghia in Port O'Brien's new video for "Leap Year." [Hear Ya] An Isley brother remembers Hendrix eating at the kitchen table (and will play his tunes at the ... More >>
Over the weekend, hundreds of San Franciscans flocked to Justin Herman Plaza to join protesters in 181 countries urging United Nations negotiators to push for greenhouse gas reductions. Around 100 cyclists donned snorkels and other water-themed costumes to show that a warming, rising sea would inun ... More >>
Gavin Newsom says he's got everything coveredThis morning., Gavin Newsom's favorite group of notebook, tape-recorder, and camera-wielding inquisitors packed into his tepid chambers for a press conference regarding a proposed United Nations Global Warming Center at the Hun ... More >>
Dishonest and unsavory fishermen have found a home at the docks, where rent is cheap.
Let's scrap the city's weak, pale-green environmental standards and actually take the total environment into account
A spiraling, syncopated riff on the relationship between people and their jobs
A stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer walk into a bar ...
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is serving as cover for massive oil drilling that could wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
Just when you thought it was safe to flag down the waiter, a storm brews over shark fin soup.
Three sports clothing companies are sponsoring contests that encourage surfers to ride the 60-foot waves at Maverick's Point. Someone may be encouraged to death.