So you think you've seen it all in San Francisco -- unapologetic naked people, a nice-looking dude in a towel walking down Market Street, and a bird that refuses to quit smoking? Well now you can add walking mannequins to that uncanny list. No, Levi's mannequins aren't bitter about having to don th ... More >>
Hexavalent chromium is best known as the chemical compound at the center of Erin Brockovich's 1993 lawsuit against PG&E, which resulted in a $333 million settlement. The chemical had contaminated drinking water supplies in Hinkley, Calif.In 2001, the state legislature sought regulations for hexa ... More >>
Hey guys! March 20th was Meatout. I refrained from eating meat. Best holiday ever. The UN's World Water Day was this week too! Second coolest holiday of the week. Since this year's theme was food security, people actually talked about how meat is a nightmare for water conservation! It's ... More >>
Whole lotta irrigation goin' on in Napa.Irrigation is plainly a function of the modern world. Though the ancient Romans built spectacular gravity-driven aqueducts, drip irrigation for agriculture was not invented until the late 1960s in Israel, and only in the 1970s did water-bearing pipes a ... More >>
National Weather ServiceFolsom Dam is suffering from the blues.If you are a rain lover, it's been a rough last three years. Hell, for many people it feels like we've had a drought since this year's high school graduates were born.With the rain pounding San Francisco and much of California over th ... More >>
Will Sen. Dianne Feinstein's shady water deal shoot down Dems' election chances? Take one part frozen orange juice concentrate, mix it with three parts water, and you have a delicious morning drink.Take one sleazy political juice deal, and mix it with rotten water policy, however, and California' ... More >>
Some question conservation targets in water-system upgrade By Peter Jamison The $4.4 billion plan to upgrade the Bay Area’s aging water system — a vast public-works edifice that delivers water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park to San Francisco and surrounding cities — r ... More >>
The Environmental Defense Fund embarks on a national campaign to shame San Francisco into restoring the other great Yosemite valley, Hetch Hetchy. But is shame really a good political strategy?
Large numbers of Northern Californians really, truly believe that the government, the environmentalists, and the U.N. have joined forces in a plot so obvious, yet so subtle, so seemingly benevolent and fundamentally evil, that it can only be called ...
William Randolph Hearst's heirs want to build hotels and a golf course on his seaside estate, below his fabled castle. Ranchers and environmentalists are raising Kane.