SACRAMENTO — More than a century ago John Muir argued that Congress should include a wildlife corridor with stunning vistas of the Merced River in the boundaries of Yosemite National Park. He lost to timber interests. Read More
When water comes out of a tap in The City, one thing is certain. It didn’t originate in San Francisco.
The tens of millions of gallons of potable water delivered each day by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are entirely piped in from elsewhere. But agency officials want to change that. Read More
As the Golden Gate National Recreation Area looks into banning the sale of bottled water, the beverage industry is hoping to have a say in the matter.
Park officials intend to begin the process within six months, but the American Beverage Association says limiting consumer choice is unnecessary. Read More
The sale of bottled water is banned in 14 national parks, and now two treasures in the cradle of the environmental movement are being asked to jump on board. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee batted .1000 when it came to local propositions on Tuesday’s San Francisco ballot, calling his sweep “like a second World Series win.”
Along with the passage of a statewide tax measure destined primarily for schools, the success of several local measures put San Francisco on a stronger economic foundation, Lee said in an interview. Read More
After many years of ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith, I have come to realize that most people have a strong sense of the divine in nature. Nature, for many, is the place where we meet God and taste the beauty of creation. San Franciscans especially thrive on the natural wonder around us and have been famously progressive and forward-thinking when it comes to sustainable living and preservation of our natural resources. Read More
San Francisco does not currently do enough to recycle water. Nor does it do enough to recharge its underground aquifers and use groundwater for its customers. Read More
The latest battle in the intermittent centurylong war to drain the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park is intensifying as the Nov. 6 election approaches. Read More
Proponents of a November ballot measure to study the overhaul of San Francisco’s water supply remained unsatisfied Tuesday morning when a Superior Court judge declined to alter the proposition’s wording. Read More
Officials from the Yosemite Restoration Campaign announced Monday that they have secured enough voter signatures to let San Franciscans vote on a measure to study the feasibility of draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
“We are only asking for simple steps to make a plan,” said campaign director Mike Marshall, executive director of Restore Hetch Hetchy. Read More