Stories about Pollution

Screen Grabs: Soviet Hippies, Green Film Fest, John McEnroe

SCREEN GRABS It’s a week unusually full of documentaries, including the Roxie’s single showing next Wed/5 of Soviet Hippies—a look at countercultural resistance behind the Iron Curtain—and the return...

OPINION: How to fix the toxic Hunters Point Shipyard mess

The US Navy recently announced the first steps of its plan to re-test some contaminated soil of the Lennar Shipyard, after a faked cleanup called "the biggest eco-fraud in...

Yimbyism and the cruel irony of metropolitan history

The sense of housing crisis is nearly everywhere. Debates about housing policy are heating up, turning once arcane fields into the subject of fevered Facebook exchanges. Housing prices are...

Trump’s offshore oil plan is a hostile act by a rogue nation

We can’t overstate just how much President Trump’s offshore drilling offensive threatens the planet and its inhabitants. Not only is he inviting dirty drilling rigs off Ocean Beach and...

Here’s what the Blue Angels leave behind

A nasty brown stain in the air that includes a lot of very toxic chemicals.

Jerry Brown sides with polluters in key bill

Here are some of the things that have happened in the past two days: A giant piece of ice, the size of Delaware, broke off Antarctica, signaling even faster climate...

Should Uber be shut down?

Everyone’s talking about Uber’s latest problems with management style, sexual harassment, company culture … and CEO Travis Kalanick, who embodied all of that, has been forced out. Big investors hope...

YIMBYs, Smart Growth — and unanswered questions

On February 1 I flew to St. Louis for the  New Partners for Smart Growth conference, the largest gathering dedicated to dense, transit-oriented/walkable/bikeable development in the United States. For many...

How to keep saving the planet

In response to some of the dismaying plans that may come to pass with Trump's election as president, we ask Steven T. Jones of the Center for Biological Diversity...

Polar bears and climate change in Vegas

Las Vegas is a tough town for polar bears. But there I was, in the hours before the final presidential debate, sweating profusely inside our Frostpaw the Polar Bear...