The 350 Bay Area Blog

Content from Climate Leaders in the Bay Area

VICTORY FOR NO COAL IN RICHMOND

VICTORY FOR NO COAL IN RICHMOND

What Victory? The scrappy industrial city of Richmond took a bold step toward a fossil fuel-free future on Tuesday night when its city council passed an historic land use ordinance banning the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in a three-year phaseout....

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Divestment – It’s Complicated, But Worth It

Divestment – It’s Complicated, But Worth It

Photo by the Renewable Energy Hub Just 20 oil and gas companies have contributed 35 percent of all energy-related carbon dioxide worldwide.  Eight of them are investor owned:             *Chevron   ...

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Berkeley Gas Ban Update and FAQ’s

Berkeley Gas Ban Update and FAQ’s

This past July, Berkeley became the first city in the US to eliminate natural gas hookups for new low-rise residential construction, ending the era of automatically and mindlessly extending the infrastructure that accelerates the climate crisis. Other cities have been...

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Want more & bigger oil tankers in the Bay?

Want more & bigger oil tankers in the Bay?

The Trump Administration wants to dredge the channel into the Carquinez Strait deeper to allow bigger oil tankers to access the Contra Costa refineries. This will open the door for dirty Tar Sands Crude coming to Phillips 66 and the other refineries.  Tankers...

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Air Quality Policy Update

Air Quality Policy Update

Increasing evidence shows health impacts from airborne particulate matter, or PM, occur well below the current national ambient air quality standards. As a result, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is convening a four-part conference series to help...

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Adding to Our Climate Change Worries: Migration

Adding to Our Climate Change Worries: Migration

Image taken from the Climate Impact Lab When we think of the myriad and increasingly severe problems caused by climate change, we reserve most of our alarm over increased heat, drought, melting glaciers, firestorms, rising sea levels and more violent weather events. ...

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A Review Essay. . . Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben. Falter: Has the Game Begun to Play Itself Out? New York: Henry Holt, 2019. We need to do nothing less than change who we are, how we behave, and how we relate to the planet . . . . —Ricardo Salvador, The Union of Concerned Scientists A leading writer,...

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Global Climate Strike Photos

Global Climate Strike Photos

THANK YOU to everyone who was able to make it out, volunteer, or support the Global Climate Strike in any fashion. We've got some awesome photos from the SF Strike and March organized by Youth vs Apocalypse. See the clever posters and masses of people below! Photos by...

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