One Trend to Tout: As Population Climbs, US Energy Use is Going Down

One Trend to Tout: As Population Climbs, US Energy Use is Going Down

Energy efficiency is paying off, with energy consumption decreasing every year since 2007, even as our population continues to grow. A new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council is optimistically titled “America’s (Amazingly) Good Energy News” and was cause for a big thumbs up on Grist. Here’s the recap:
“America’s energy use peaked… Read more »

Plan Bay Area Adopted: Less Sprawl, More Transit for the Bay Area in 2040

Plan Bay Area Adopted: Less Sprawl, More Transit for the Bay Area in 2040

Anyone looking to rent an apartment, get a job, or even make a restaurant reservation in the Bay Area knows one thing for sure: the Bay Area is a place people want to be. By 2040, the population is projected to grow from seven million to nine million, heightening demand for housing and potentially putting… Read more »

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California

One of the most widespread chemicals in our bodies, bisphenol-A or BPA, has been added to the list of reproductive toxins that require warning labels under Prop 65. The decision from California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will mean that products containing hazardous levels of BPA will have a warning label. This… Read more »