climate change

State Sen. Scott Wiener hopes to make businesses disclose their carbon footprint. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Wiener bill would require corporations to report and cut down carbon emissions

Andrew Sheeler The Sacramento Bee Large California corporations would be required to…

 

San Francisco leaders argue that plans to develop housing in the region’s transit-heavy urban areas are at odds with goals to increase equity for people of color. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

SF officials fear regional housing strategy could increase displacement of people of color

Equity and climate goals at odds in plan that concentrates development in transit-rich urban areas

 

Zero Grocery is among the Bay Area organizations delivering groceries in plastic-free packaging. (Screenshot)

Bye Trump, hello hope: SF can show US what’s possible

City’s climate efforts will shine under new administration

 

A regional proposal calling for people to work from home could have negative effect on downtown San Francisco and San Jose, according mayors of those cities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mayor London Breed: We ‘cannot support’ MTC telecommute mandate

Proposal to require more employees to work from home could harm downtown and low-wage workers

A regional proposal calling for people to work from home could have negative effect on downtown San Francisco and San Jose, according mayors of those cities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Wildfires and smoke-filled air have become increasingly common in California in recent years. (Shutterstock)

California can do better on climate

By Scott Wiener The night of August 29, 2018 capped off a…

Wildfires and smoke-filled air have become increasingly common in California in recent years. (Shutterstock)
Appeals of emergency projects including Slow Streets were denied by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After weeks of delay, SFMTA emergency response projects can continue

Board of Supervisors denies five appeals against CEQA exemptions

Appeals of emergency projects including Slow Streets were denied by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday will make it easier to win approval for projects such as protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety improvements and light rail and bus lanes. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

New law makes sustainable transit easier, faster and cheaper to implement

SB 288 will add a number of climate-friendly infrastructure projects to CEQA exemption list

A bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday will make it easier to win approval for projects such as protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety improvements and light rail and bus lanes. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Muni riders enjoyed one day of free transit after weeks of poor air quality due to smoke. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Despite long run of ‘Spare the Air’ days, free transit remains a rarity

In response to weeks of unhealthy air quality caused by smoke from…

Muni riders enjoyed one day of free transit after weeks of poor air quality due to smoke. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee speaks to attendees of his State of the City address at the Hibernia Bank in San Franciso on Thursday, January 26, 2017. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF posts deleted federal climate change information

San Francisco has joined a dozen cities in posting federal climate change…

Mayor Ed Lee speaks to attendees of his State of the City address at the Hibernia Bank in San Franciso on Thursday, January 26, 2017. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Crab sit inside a vendor booth outside Alioto's Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab from ocean acidification

SEATTLE — Dungeness crab are forecast to take a hit from ocean…

Crab sit inside a vendor booth outside Alioto's Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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Climate change negatively affecting San Francisco Bay’s oyster population

A new report released by UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory and the San…

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State leaders have pointed to San Francisco’s extreme economic disparity as a challenge to securing funding to address environmental concerns.

Empowering the Bayview to weather climate change

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

State leaders have pointed to San Francisco’s extreme economic disparity as a challenge to securing funding to address environmental concerns.
If California funds new composting facilities, more cities could divert waste, more farmers and ranchers would have access to compost and more rangeland could be covered. (Courtesy photo)

Our waste could help reverse climate change

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

If California funds new composting facilities, more cities could divert waste, more farmers and ranchers would have access to compost and more rangeland could be covered. (Courtesy photo)
In this May 18, 2016, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a community event in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Gov. Jerry Brown looks to extend climate-change efforts

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown has launched a campaign to extend…

In this May 18, 2016, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures during a community event in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
A solar panel installation sits atop the Esplanade Ballroom and South Lobby roofs of the Moscone Convention Center on April 19, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

It’s entrepreneurs’ time to shine with clean energy solutions

If the world is to head off the worst effects of climate…

A solar panel installation sits atop the Esplanade Ballroom and South Lobby roofs of the Moscone Convention Center on April 19, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A vendor at Fisherman’s Wharf holds up a live crab outside a food stand on March 9 in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Climate change could further delay crab season

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

A vendor at Fisherman’s Wharf holds up a live crab outside a food stand on March 9 in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

California to Florida: We’re better, and stop the stunts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — California's governor is ripping into Florida Gov. Rick Scott…

San Francisco plans to release a resiliency strategy next week that explores how The City can survive events like natural disaster and climate change. (Courtesy photo)

Climate change prompts resiliency strategy in San Francisco

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

San Francisco plans to release a resiliency strategy next week that explores how The City can survive events like natural disaster and climate change. (Courtesy photo)
In this Jan. 16, 2016 photo, Tera Lecuona, resident of the heavily-impacted Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, holds a protest sign during a hearing in Granada Hills over a gas leak at Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Los Angeles prosecutor smells crime, charges utility for huge gas leak

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors filed misdemeanor criminal charges Tuesday against…

In this Jan. 16, 2016 photo, Tera Lecuona, resident of the heavily-impacted Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, holds a protest sign during a hearing in Granada Hills over a gas leak at Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency…

SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)