Robyn Purchia

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,…

Rec and Park exposing children to potentially cancerous material

For years, city officials have assured San Francisco that it’s safe for…

Climate change could further delay crab season

When the state delayed our local Dungeness crab season last November, San…

Why the green mothers movement matters

San Francisco is friggin’ beautiful. Obviously, there are the spectacular views from…

Supervisors make big environmental moves

Thank you, San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The City has passed and…

Climate change prompts resiliency strategy in San Francisco

On April 18, 110 years after the 1906 earthquake devastated San Francisco,…

Will cigarette recycling cans encourage smoking?

In February, the San Francisco school board voted to let city middle…

City keeps quiet about use of toxic materials

When toxic levels of lead were found in the water supply in…

Synthetic turf poses potential health risks

San Francisco is littered with remnants of a questionable recycling program. Ground-up,…

Should SF help feed the hungry?

  Last week, two nuns who feed San Francisco’s homeless made national…

Airbnb, hotels strive to be sustainable

San Francisco is now Super Bowl City with a population expected to…

Old state recycling law needs new life

Last September, Kayren Hudiburgh, who owns Good Life Grocery in Potrero Hill…

Hope for San Francisco, environment in 2016

Last year brought some encouraging environmental news: President Barack Obama rejected the…

Uber, Lyft focus on green bills, not green cars

Joy to the world, a climate agreement has come. After two decades,…

Pension fund invests in dirty fossil fuels

As leaders gather in Paris to discuss climate change, it’s hard not…

Are Uber and Lyft putting San Francisco’s health at risk?

When former Mayor Gavin Newsom required The City’s taxi fleet to use…