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A New Shade of Green
A New Shade of Green

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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Power Outages: Are You Ready?
May 26, 2019 5:47 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 12,506

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
The Weird Thing about Population Growth
May 17, 2020 5:48 am
Comments: 29 | Views: 12,497

There are a lot of people on the planet, with more added every day. It took 200,000 years to get to one billion... More
Traffic got you down? Get over it.
Oct 20, 2019 6:04 am
Comments: 48 | Views: 12,456

Most development projects in California need to do an environmental impact report as outlined by CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) before they can... More
Hey Palo Altans, how is that plastics ban going?
Feb 2, 2020 6:05 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 12,332

As of January 1, plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers are no longer allowed in Palo... More
Burping Landfills?
Mar 10, 2019 6:36 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 12,212

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
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