By Sherry Listgarten
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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a... (More)
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Electric vs Gas Heat: Which wins?
Oct 6, 2019 5:48 am
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With colder weather coming, it’s a good time to think about our heating emissions. They represent a sizable chunk of California’s overall emissions,... More
Mar 17, 2019 6:14 am
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The question that I was asked the most when I started this blog was: “Can you please find out what is happening with our recycling?” There has been a... More
Mar 10, 2019 6:36 am
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People love to weigh in on whether it’s burping cows or farting cows that puff more methane into the air. But landfills don’t burp, or moo, or do anything... More
The Best Time to Charge an EV
May 12, 2019 6:05 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 8,197
I was talking with my mom the other day about electric cars. Since I’d just written a blog post on our power grid, I reminded her not to charge her EV in the... More
Power Outages: Are You Ready?
May 26, 2019 5:47 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 8,153
We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by switching from gas to electric power. We have electric cars, trucks and buses, space heating, water heating, industrial... More
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Los Altos's State of Mind opening NYC-inspired pizza shop in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 16 comments | 8,540 views
Wait, wait – we’re working on it
By Diana Diamond | 19 comments | 2,688 views
My Pet Peeves
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 7 comments | 2,100 views
Premarital and Couples: Here Be Dragons!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,506 views
Flying: How to lower your impact
By Sherry Listgarten | 5 comments | 1,186 views
Short story writers wanted!
The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.