Several of Berkeley's most beloved backyard birds are at risk from the climate crisis, according to a new report from the National Audubon Society.
Reducing flight miles has a dramatically larger impact on the environment than other actions. A fledgling "no-fly" movement suggests we not fly for one year.
After power was shut off to UC Berkeley and thousands of homes and businesses starting at 11 p.m. on Oct. 9, Berkeleyans found ways to cope.
About 3,500 homes and businesses in Berkeley are without power as of early Thursday.
Swaths of Northern California are already in the dark. North Berkeley and the hills could be affected this evening.
Only parts of Berkeley will be affected, including the hills and the Cal campus.
The city is stepping up efforts to determine why dangerous bacteria that may cause illness have been proliferating in Aquatic Park since early August, making the park off-limits for recreation in recent weeks.
The green infrastructure project is part of a $4 million effort across the East Bay to clean dirty rainwater.
The water in West Berkeley's Aquatic Park is currently unsafe for any human contact, the city said Friday evening, following substantial increases in bacteria there, lab tests show.
Warning notices around West Berkeley's Aquatic Park lagoon will remain in place through the weekend, the city told Berkeleyside late Friday afternoon.
A huge increase in E. coli bacteria at the north end of Aquatic Park has caused the city to urge community members to minimize activities that require contact with the water. Warning signs are being posted.
The survey covers how visitors use the 73 parks, issues on the trails, and ideas ranging from water bottle filling stations to natural art installations.