This article was originally published in our Spring 2021 print issue. William T. Valentine had never seen such a strange sight during his 21 years living in Alameda. And as former chief of the Fire Department, he was pretty used to dealing with peculiar situations.
Michele’s classmates peered out of the classroom window and gasped in disbelief at what they saw. A thick, black cloud hovered over the small towns of Rodeo and Crockett menacingly, slowly traveling toward them. The smoke wouldn’t stop spilling into the sky, it seemed. The principal’s voice
Pesticides allow for the cultivation of crops. These harsh substances are used to destroy insects and other organisms harmful to crop growth. Although pesticides are a form of controlling various pests and diseases, they present another issue. Constant spray of harsh chemicals has indirectly affected the publics’ health.
Public Health and functioning public transportation are deeply intertwined; and the survival of public transportation post pandemic is critical to the health of the populations they serve. Take Oakland or Emeryville for example; without access to BART, individual mobility is extremely limited for those without
Industrial practices and fast-fashion contribute heavily to water pollution and to the global lack of access to clean water.
The conversation surrounding fracking has often been brought with confusion about its environmental impacts, raising concerns about the appropriate response.
This article was originally published in our Spring 2019 print issue. Pollution and climate change have been hot topics in public discussion for many years. They’re often used as buzzwords in popular media and literature, but they conceal pressing issues that often go unnoticed, lurking