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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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Would you take a bus to LA?
Jul 28, 2019 5:59 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 8,063

Buses are climate-friendly, cheap to ride, and don’t require any special tracks or right of ways. They are an important transportation alternative on our warming... More
Hey Palo Altans, how is that plastics ban going?
Feb 2, 2020 6:05 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 7,701

As of January 1, plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers are no longer allowed in Palo... More
Traffic got you down? Get over it.
Oct 20, 2019 6:04 am
Comments: 48 | Views: 7,654

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
Juggling Renewables
Apr 14, 2019 6:28 am
Comments: 50 | Views: 7,630

As California pushes to reduce emissions by 40% in the next twelve years, we are increasingly betting on clean electricity. We are electrifying vehicles, electrifying... More
Online vs In-Store Shopping: Which wins?
Nov 3, 2019 5:21 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 7,561

Now that Halloween is over, ‘tis the season for holiday shopping. I’ve been wondering whether shopping in stores or online generates fewer emissions.... More
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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. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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