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16 Iconic Sites in Yosemite National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 09.14.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Yosemite National Park has been touted by many to be among the most beautiful places in the world. In the world. That is a very tall measure!

The Uncivil War Over the California Water Fix

John Mirisch | Posted 12.28.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

What is being portrayed as an environmental battle is really something very different, indeed.

The Ojnare Forest: Sweden's Hetch Hetchy?

John Mirisch | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
John Mirisch

(The original Swedish text follows the English translation). In the ongoing debate about the future of the Ojnare Forest on the Swedish island of Got...

Into the Wilderness

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Last night I wrangled a Litquake event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act made great by the writers who joined me and by a smart, ...

You Pay More for a Crappy 1-BDRM Apartment in San Francisco Than the City Does for Hetch Hetchy Valley

Sierra | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,285. But! If you want to rent this beautiful valley in Yosemite National Park and then drown it, it will only set you back $30,000 a year.

Guess What San Francisco Is Banning Now?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

San Francisco may implement one of the strictest bottled water bans in the country if the Board of Supervisors approves a proposal to ban its sale on ...

Bottled Water Industry Uses Natural Disaster To Take A Dig At San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

The International Bottled Water Association appears to be harboring some resentment toward San Francisco for a 2007 bottled water ban, and it's decide...

Feeling the Heat: Fire in Yosemite

Francesca Vietor | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Francesca Vietor

Today, we are 11 days into the seventh largest fire in California's history. And it's not over yet. As of this morning, the "Rim Fire" has burned 187,000 acres, including our beloved Berkeley family camp.

Robin Wilkey

Yosemite Fire Threatens Major City's Water, Power | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO--As the massive Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park continues to grow, firefighters are scrambling to get a hand on the blaze before it...

Fire Threatens Major Water Source

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green

By Laila Kearney Aug 27 (Reuters) - A wildfire raging in the northwest part of Yosemite National Park was expected to advance farther ...

Bad News For Hetch Hetchy Activists

San Jose Mercury News | Paul Rogers | Posted 03.27.2013 | San Francisco

In a move that could be the political death knell for environmentalists' efforts to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park, the San Fr...

Why Is The Sierra Club Going After One Of Its Allies?

| Posted 12.03.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams The Sierra Club is spending $625,000 to defeat a Republican lawmaker wh...

'Would You Like A Second Yosemite?'

| Posted 10.02.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams For decades, an unlikely alliance of environmentalists and Republican o...

In Defense of San Francisco Values

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Geri Spieler

The Republicans are doing what they do best: Obfuscate the issues, blame, complain, point fingers and make up stuff up instead of offering real solutions about real problems.

A Pilgrimage to Muir's Mecca: Through the Sacred to the Profane.

Chris Rico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Rico

As an avid outdoorsman, I am loathe to acknowledge that I had never before visited Yosemite. I have known that the right time would come for me to explore this legendary, spiritual place.