Robyn Purchia

Untangling a whale of a problem for environmentalists and fishermen

It’s another lively summer in The City’s waters. For the second straight…

Saying no to plastic straws doesn’t suck for SF businesses

At the tiki-themed, FiDi bar Pagan Idol straws are a staple. They…

In Inner Sunset, Green Benefit District offers greater representation, cleaner environment

In the last year, Dogpatch and northwest Potrero Hill residents saw a…

Taking the road less traveled by Lyft, Uber and car

Last week, The City finally got a peek at something it’s long…

Fossil fuel divestment would put SF’s money where its mouth is

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal…

Remembering Rose Braz, a beloved thorn in the side of the establishment

The same night that oil companies gained an ally in President Donald…

Retirement Board bets employees’ future on dirty, dying coal industry

The City’s pension fund managers and President Donald Trump have something in…

Our planet needs evidence-based policies, not preconceived notions

We can’t blame Donald Trump and his alternative-fact minions for ushering in…

Tap that tap: San Francisco should dig its new water supply

More than 80 years ago, San Francisco faucets began pouring water from…

Plug the dirty cash flow to pipelines and polluters

Four years ago, the Board of Supervisors urged the agency in charge…

Have faith in religion’s ability to bridge the political divide

Since the George H.W. Bush administration, Mustafa Ali has worked to reduce…

Leak-free natural gas may just be a pipe dream

On Oct. 23, 2015, Southern California Gas Company found a massive leak…

Line drawn in the sand between beach access and protection

Despite stormy weather last Thursday afternoon, Crissy Field beach wasn’t empty. A…

Power in the pipeline: How SF can build on Dakota Access protests for future generations

Among President Donald Trump’s many ignorant decisions last week, he also opened…

San Francisco’s ivory market must go the way of shark fin soup

On cursory glance, the ivory trade seems alive and well in San…

Don’t waste 2017, rise up to polluters

Last year wasn’t easy for many San Franciscans. The pot of systemic…

San Francisco restaurants make food a climate change solution

’Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, and San Francisco’s…

Protecting wildlife is hard, compromise makes it easier

Over the last 40 years, habitat loss, overconsumption, pollution, invasive species and…

How to talk to Trump supporters this Thanksgiving

If you’re like me, you’re probably still coming to terms with post-election…

Bringing Standing Rock home to San Francisco

Although the election has dominated the news, glimpses of an increasingly violent…