climate change

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An unusual scene has been playing out at Ocean Beach over the past few weeks.

Can copying plants curb climate change?

Nov 17, 2016
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Imagine that cars that are no longer dependent on fossil fuels. Instead of gasoline, they’d run on a new fuel—called butanol—that’s made, with the help of bacteria, from three simple ingredients: sunlight, air and water.

On the October 24th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann about his new book The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy.

Your Call: The 2016 Brower Youth Award Winners

Oct 12, 2016
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On the October 12 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with three of this year’s Brower Youth Award winners.

Your Call: Climate change policies in the US

Oct 3, 2016

On the October 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about US climate policy. The US recently ratified the Paris climate agreement, aiming to keep temperatures "well below" 2 degrees Celsius, but those obligations will not be met unless new measures to cut greenhouse gases are passed.

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On the September 1st edition of Your Call, we’re talking about how climate change is affecting wildfires.

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Antarctica is officially the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on Earth. At almost one and a half times the size of the United States, 98% of it is covered with thick sheets of ice. 

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When I started asking people about their dream transit system for the Bay Area, a lot of people said they want transit to be more convenient. My friend Chris Quines – everyone calls him Burd – plays in punk bands.

 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jun 2, 2016
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Mayor Ed Lee announces $9.6B budget focusing on safety, cleanliness and homeless // SF Examiner

"San Francisco is poised to expand homeless services, increase its police force and spruce up neighborhoods under the proposed city budget announced by Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday.

Your Call: Looming global water shortage

Jun 1, 2016
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 On the June 1st edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the global water crisis. 

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Next Tuesday all nine counties in the Bay Area will vote on ballot measure AA.

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
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Rising reality // San Francisco Chronicle

"Fifty years ago, Bay Area residents rallied around the call to save San Francisco Bay. Public action on an unprecedented scale reversed development tides that for more than a century had covered shallow waters with land for industrial parks and housing tracts, roadways and garbage dumps.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

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Mayor Lee put on public display over SF police reforms - San Francisco Examiner

“With beefed up security at City Hall and a room full of protesters, Mayor Ed Lee was taken to task Tuesday by members of the Board of Supervisors who sought answers for how San Francisco will address a beleaguered police department.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016
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SFPD unaccountable, uses ‘stop and frisk,’ D.A.’s panel says // SF Gate

 

On the April 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about how people around the world are fighting climate change. 

Your Call: Utah coal stirs up concerns in Oakland

Mar 29, 2016
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On the March 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss plans to export coal from Utah to Oakland. 

Your Call: In search of true wilderness

Mar 20, 2016

  On the March 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with environmental journalist Jason Mark about his new book, Satellites in the High Country: Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man.

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Some scientists are saying that you can’t talk about the global refugee crisis without talking about another crisis: climate change.

Your Call: Saving our oceans

Feb 2, 2016

On the February 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Liz Cunningham about the new book Ocean Country: One Woman’s Journey from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas. 

Your Call: The natural and cultural history of rain

Jan 26, 2016

On the January 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with award winning environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett about her new book “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History.”

Your Call: Tim DeChristopher's peaceful uprising

Jan 19, 2016

On the January 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with environmental justice activist Tim De Christopher.

Philosophy Talk examines the year that was 2015

Jan 1, 2016

What happened in 2015 that challenged our assumptions and made us think in new ways?


On the December 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Paris climate summit. In a landmark deal, for the first time, 195 countries have agreed to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2 °C.

On the December 10th edition of Your Call, we'll discuss which countries and cities are leading in renewable energy development. Green power is a major talking point at this week's Climate Change Summit in Paris but who is leading the charge to reduce their emissions?

Your Call: Exxon's history of climate denial

Dec 8, 2015

On the December 9th edition of  Your Call, we’ll discuss Exxon's role in funding science that denies the impacts of climate change. An email from an in-house climate scientist reveals Exxon may have known about the dangers of climate change as early as 1981.

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On the December 8th edition of Your Call, we're talking about the role cities play in combating climate change. 

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  On the December 7the edition of Your Call, we kick-off our week-long climate coverage by discussing sea level rise in the Bay Area. 

Your Call Weekly Kudos: December 4th, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

Daily news roundup for Monday, November 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015
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California Governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions // Sacramento Bee

"Gov. Jerry Brown heads to the U.N. Climate Change conference in Paris  this week to urge other states and provinces to sign onto California’s pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

Daily news roundup for Thursday, November 5, 2015

Nov 5, 2015
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California revs up for Paris climate-change summit // LA Times

"In the wonky world of climate change, California’s presence at the United Nations summit in Paris next month is expected to be a star-studded affair.

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