• Cariad Hayes Thronson

    reports on legal and political issues. She has served on the staffs of several national publications and is a long-time contributor to Estuary News. She lives in San Mateo with her husband and two children.

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Fitbit for Sustainability

A Contra Costa County platform encourages residents and businesses in six cities to reduce fossil fuel use and improve area resilience.... Read more.
Locking out a rising Bay won't work. Cities and counties need to find like-minded neighbors to help them adapt. Photo: Ariel R. Okamoto

Big Plans for Big Problems

October brought more than just a very welcome rainstorm to parched and fire-scarred California—it also saw big advances for three major efforts to help the st... Read more.
Naturalist Clay Anderson shares local knowledge with participants in the third training session of the Oakland Shoreline Leadership Academy on September 25 at the Martin Luther King Shoreline. Photo: Kristine Wong

Budget Bounty for Resilience

On September 23, as part of a historic $15 billion climate package, Governor Newsom signed two bills that together provide the blueprint for a landmark three-ye... Read more.