Robyn Purchia

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…

Just say no to drugs in your meat

San Francisco progresses where Washington, D.C., stalls. In 2004, Mayor Gavin Newsom…

A little buzz could make a big impact in San Francisco

Environmentalism can seem out of touch. Take, for example, the Board of…

Fines, foodies and Airbnb could get San Francisco closer to ‘Zero Waste’

San Franciscans don’t all cheer for the Giants, stand in line for…

Empowering the Bayview to weather climate change

Climate change is already happening, and Bayview-Hunters Point is not ready. With…

Our waste could help reverse climate change

A few years ago, on a ranch in the small Marin town…

Can San Francisco afford Gov. Brown’s ‘by right’ housing bill?

As an attorney, I have raised environmental challenges to housing projects. I…

Police, pollution choking lives in the Bayview

Last December, police shot Mario Woods, a black man carrying a kitchen…

When will San Francisco see the final straw?

San Francisco is light-years ahead of other American towns when it comes…

Dogpatch, Potrero Hill lead by example

About a year ago, property owners in the Dogpatch and northwest Potrero…

Little pills give San Francisco a big headache

Those little pills collecting dust in your medicine cabinet raise big health,…