The local ecologist is no longer updated via Blogger. Also, we could not migrate our skin, so we are working on recreating the old one.
On the afternoon NPR news hour I heard that Berkeley along with Oakland and San Francisco are in the top ten greenest cities in the U.S. The number one city is Portland with a 4.8 score for “green living” while Berkeley is number seven with a 2.8 score for “green living.” Recently a friend and I wre struck by the lack of stormwater management in Berkeley. This was foremost on my mind watching the recent downpours run off into the storm drains. Maybe Berkeley can improve its score by installing green streets (see Portland, Oregon) and permeable sidewalks (see San Francisco). Here are other headlines from the weekend.
Cody’s to move Downtown, leave 4th Street Daily Planet
Bay Area performing arts groups going green Chronicle The marquis announces that the theatre is the first 100% solar powered theatre in the U.S.
Amid weeds and rust, a ruin seeks a second act New York Times