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Is Weed Greener Indoors or Out?

Author Kate Raphael By Kate Raphael
Although cannabis has a reputation as an environmentally-friendly plant, indoor cannabis cultivation demands significant energy to maintain precise light and temperature requirements. Last year, Colorado State researchers published the first...

Warren Logan’s Fight for Safer Streets

Author Lujain Al-Saleh By Lujain Al-Saleh
Warren Logan is confident that if we fight for safer streets, we can have them. “In Oakland you are more likely to be hit by a car than cancer or...

Feathered Flames

Among the more well-known causes of wildfire — lightning, volcanic activity, neglected cigarettes, gender reveal parties gone awry — there remains a less notorious culprit: electrocuted birds.

Mapping Those Most At Risk

Author Isaac Pearlman By Isaac Pearlman
With NOAA's recent update to their Billion Dollar Disaster Map, urban planners and citizens can see for themselves how disaster risk and vulnerability vary at the much finer “census tract"...

Muggy Days, Sleepless Nights

Author Alastair Bland By Alastair Bland
Climate modeling has shown that the extreme heat events in the state’s future will be accompanied by more humidity, making it hard for coastal residents, unaccustomed to heat, to chill.

Napa Bets on Bikes for Students

Author Amber Manfree By Amber Manfree
What’s flat, covered in pavement, and unsafe for cyclists? Most Bay Area cities. But a Napa coalition recently published “Safe Routes to School” reports for 31 schools in the county....

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Roaming Sacramento During the Hottest Week Ever

Author Jasmine Hardy By Jasmine Hardy
My sister and I joke that any temperature above 75 is too hot to leave the house. But I decided to venture outside during the heat wave after Labor Day...

Oakland Tailors Resilience Hubs to Neighborhood Needs

Author Nicole Wong By Nicole Wong
Faced with a health crisis, or stifling heat or smoke, most people will go somewhere familiar for help, a place they feel welcome. Oakland Chinatown's Lincoln Center is that kind...

Suisun City Pumps Up Resiliency

Author Aleta George By Aleta George
Suisun City has been exploring ways to increase its resiliency to sea level rise and storm surges, including updating infrastructure, building an ecotone levee, and holding a resiliency workshop.

Valley Cities Beat Back the Heat

Author Alastair Bland By Alastair Bland
In the capital region and Silicon Valley, two cities have been experimenting with cooler roofs, walls and leafy canopies. Turns out cooling measures in one spot help those downwind.

Quick Reads

Is Weed Greener Indoors or Out?

Although cannabis has a reputation as an environmentally-friendly plant, indoor cannabis cultivation demands significant energy to maintain precise light and temperature requirements. Last year, Colorado State researchers published the first study on the topic.

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Feathered Flames

Among the more well-known causes of wildfire — lightning, volcanic activity, neglected cigarettes, gender reveal parties gone awry — there remains a less notorious culprit: electrocuted birds.

Read More

Mapping Those Most At Risk

With NOAA’s recent update to their Billion Dollar Disaster Map, urban planners and citizens can see for themselves how disaster risk and vulnerability vary at the much finer “census tract” scale.

Read More

Muggy Days, Sleepless Nights

Climate modeling has shown that the extreme heat events in the state’s future will be accompanied by more humidity, making it hard for coastal residents, unaccustomed to heat, to chill.

Read More

Napa Bets on Bikes for Students

What’s flat, covered in pavement, and unsafe for cyclists? Most Bay Area cities. But a Napa coalition recently published “Safe Routes to School” reports for 31 schools in the county. The routes also offer a healthier alternative to back seat commutes to class.

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Suisun City Pumps Up Resiliency

Suisun City has been exploring ways to increase its resiliency to sea level rise and storm surges, including updating infrastructure, building an ecotone levee, and holding a resiliency workshop.

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Why Napa Planners Nixed a New Gas Station

In April, a developer proposed a new gas station near a busy intersection in the City of Napa. But thanks to footwork of high schoolers, citizens and elected leaders Napa County and a growing number of North Bay cities have set zero-emissions goals for 2030, and declared a climate emergency. As a result, the new gas station was a no-go.

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You're more likely to be hit by a car in #Oakland than a bullet or cancer. For Warren Logan, it's one among many reasons to demand better streets for people and cyclists in the city. Check out our quick read profile of Logan 👇
https://www.kneedeeptimes.org/warren-logan-fight-for-safer-streets

#urbanplanning #safestreets

Cannabis can be an energy and carbon intensive crop when grown indoors. A marijuana farmer in the Pajaro Valley made the leap to regenerative farming — and is now encouraging other growers to swap out their greenhouses for the outdoors.

https://www.kneedeeptimes.org/growing-weed-indoors-or-out/

#CannabisNews

It's not just lightening strikes and gender reveal parties gone wrong that spark #wildfires. Sometimes, it's dead birds.

More in quick read article Feathered Flames.

https://www.kneedeeptimes.org/feathered-flames/

@SuisunCity became the first West Coast city to participate in a series of hundreds of nationwide community resilience workshops. It's one of many steps the low-lying Solano County town is taking to confront climate risks, along with #GreenInfrastructure.

https://www.kneedeeptimes.org/suisun-city-pumps-up-resiliency

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September 2022

Practitioners of Tai Chi affirm their emotional resilience during fall 2022 Lincoln Summer Nights. This seasonal event evokes the strong community around Lincoln Recreation Center in Oakland’s Chinatown, a proposed new “resilience hub.” Photo: Stephen Woo.