clean technology

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dec 1, 2015
"Writing Santa" by Flicker user Timlewlsnm. Used under CC/Resized and cropped

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW News:

Curing AIDS: New San Francisco-based Institute gets $20 million // San Jose Mercury News

“Some of the world's top AIDS scientists unveiled a plan on Monday to create a major new Institute for HIV Cure Research, with the ambitious goal of eliminating the deadly virus from those who are infected.”

The Fog Harvester

Sep 17, 2014
Leila Day

John Lovell is holding onto a rope, easing himself down a steep drop-off.

“I’ve already fallen off it once!” Lovell yells, looking down a steep canyon called Avalon in Daly City. It’s a gusty place, with planes constantly overhead. Lovell is here to check on his harvest.    

“People ask me what I do, and I say, ‘[I] harvest fog,’ they say, ‘Harvest frogs?’” Lovell laughs.

Courtesy of maps.google.com

Three incumbents are leaving their city council seats in Oakland this year, including District One’s councilmember, Jane Brunner. District One is basically North Oakland, separated by the 24 freeway, which divides the more upscale neighborhoods of Temescal and Rockridge from the historically lower-income neighborhoods to the west. Both Oaklands come together at the corner of Alcatraz and San Pablo Avenue, just shy of the Berkeley border.

California's clean-technology investment is growing, according to a report released today by SF-based nonprofit Next 10, a nonprofit promoting awareness around the environment, technology, and the economy. From 2010 to 2011, investment rose 24% to $3.5 billion, and while Next 10 says this was a significant boost to the state's financial recovery, some economists say the clean-tech industry is still a small sector of California's overall economy...