Panel and Farm Tour: Two Upcoming Events Tap into Drought, Climate and Food Systems

Panel and Farm Tour: Two Upcoming Events Tap into Drought, Climate and Food Systems
The worst of the drought is looming for farmers. Consumers nationwide may get hit with rising food prices through the summer. Yet the impacts of the drought may go far beyond this summer: our local food system is adapting to a future with a volatile climate. We have two back to back events that will… Read more »

Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions Climate Conference, 5/9/14-5/11/14

Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions Climate Conference, 5/9/14-5/11/14
350 Bay Area and Sunflower Alliance are hosting a Climate Conference, Dirty Energy, Clean Solutions this weekend. Mark Jacobson, Stanford professor, plus thirty-one other expert scientists and activists will present cutting-edge information that will significantly raise our effectiveness as climate activists. Spanish translation available. Here’s the overview of the conference: Friday: (San Francisco: Unitarian Universalist… Read more »

Fracking During a Drought?

Fracking During a Drought?
Governor Brown has called for Californians to voluntarily cut back water use by 20% to help ease strain on our water resources during the drought. What he’s kept quiet about is the water-intensive fracking wells throughout the state that may be developed under oil-industry friendly SB 4. Each well uses an average of 5 million… Read more »

Next Week’s King Tides Are Preview of Sea Level Rise

Next Week’s King Tides Are Preview of Sea Level Rise
Do you ever wonder what sea level rise will look like? Winter high tides, or “king tides” give us a glimpse of our coast’s future with rising sea levels due to climate change. The king tides will be coming next week, Jan 29 – 31st, during the new moon. The California King Tides Initiative is… Read more »

The Drought Is On: Get Free Water-Saving Devices to Reduce Your Use

The Drought Is On: Get Free Water-Saving Devices to Reduce Your Use
Governor Brown made California’s drought an official emergency last week, asking all businesses and residents to cut back water use by 20%. Conserving now means that our existing water supplies will go further, and is the least expensive strategy for both water users and water districts to cope with the drought. Simple water saving devices… Read more »