You'll get more than two-buck chuck and a few jars of artichoke hearts if you head to Trader Joe's on Nob Hill tomorrow morning around 10 a.m. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has teamed up with local advocates and the anti-animal-antibiotic mascot Joe the Pig to hol ... More >>
TLC's Chilli is now hawking Dasani. (Side note: Chilli looks amazing.)A decade or two ago, bottled water was associated with the WASPiest of the white -- alpha-dog fitness geeks, neurotic soccer moms, people too good for what comes out of the tap. Now, according to a new Mother Jones article, bot ... More >>
Mission accomplished!The other day we noted how the Center for Biological Diversity was off to answer the David Letterman-worthy query: Can a man in a bear suit hand an environmental petition to the Secretary of the Interior? It turns out he can: The group sent out an e-mail claiming its 52,000-stro ... More >>
David BlaikieMore attractive than ever.San Francisco-based utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced yesterday that it will be undertaking a $1.5 billion project to produce more solar energy for its customers throughout the state. The initiative, which includes plans to build new solar-power ... More >>
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.
The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es