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Environmental Health (News)

Lennar pile-on

Submitted by Reporter on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 10:00pm

Claiming that a rash of health problems in the Bayview is related to dust from Lennar Corp.'s Parcel A construction site at the Hunters Point Shipyard, a busload of Bayview–Hunters Point 49ers fans rode to the team's headquarters in Santa Clara on Sept. 26 to ask the team not to build a new stadium with the Miami developer.

The corporation that ate San Francisco

Submitted by Reporter on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 10:00pm

For the past decade, Florida-based megadeveloper Lennar Corp. has been snatching up the rights to the Bay Area's former naval bases, those vast stretches of land that once housed the Pacific Fleet but are now home to rats, weeds, and in some places, low-income renters.


Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto Speech

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 10:00pm

In an emotionally charged talk, Majora Carter explains her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx. This MacArthur-winning activist shows how minority neighborhoods have suffered most from flawed urban policy, and energetically shares her grassroots efforts to "green the ghetto." Her talk from the heart drew a spontaneous standing ovation at TED, and has proved equally moving online. As blogger Mike Maupuia records: "So I'm sitting at my desk at

New energy tax? California might vote on it

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 02/05/2006 - 10:00pm

LOS ANGELES - A California constitutional amendment taxing oil production to fund a range of alternative energy efforts may go to voters this November, setting up a nine-month battle between environmentalists and oil companies.

Some big names in California business including movie producer Steven Bing and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla will help fund the “Californians For Clean Alternative Energy” effort to get the measure on the ballot and convince voters to approve it.


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