The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has approved a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare a new Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL SWEIS).
In an online talk scheduled for next Wednesday evening, nationally known defense expert John Arquilla will discuss the rise of pandemics and climate change among issues that now must be considered in a rapidly evolving U.S. national security picture.
The Go Green Initiative in Pleasanton has selected 38 students for its fourth annual summer “e-Internships” to learn about local water issues and infrastructure.
Tony Green, a motivational speaker focusing on environmental issues, will discuss Project Drawdown at a meeting of Tri-Valley Citizens’ Climate Education, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.
Roger Aines, chief scientist for the Energy Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, will give a presentation “Pathways to Zero: How California Can Have a Carbon Neutral Economy,” to Tri-Valley Citizens' Climate Education at the Livermore Library on Thursday, Feb. 27.
A discussion of how California can meet a dangerous and fast-developing climate crisis will be presented next week at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater by the head of an organization that is working to make the state carbon-neutral a decade from now.
Distinguished members of the climate scientific community will join forces with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the Bankhead Theater at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
Each year, mushrooms come out after the first rains of the season, which began on November 26. Mushrooms are ecologically important and can look beautiful, but some of them contain dangerous toxins. The death cap (Amanita phalloides) and Western destroying angel (Amanita ocreata) are two of …
The largest environmental film festival in North America will soon be on display to the Tri-Valley for the first time. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour and Eco-Fair, organized by Tri-Valley Citizens’ Climate Education, will take place at the Bankhead Theater on January 24, 5:30 - …
Climate change is a cultural issue and necessitates changing our values and beliefs. That was the message from Andrew Hoffman, a professor of sustainable enterprise at the University of Michigan. Hoffman spoke via video at the Tri-Valley Citizen’s Climate Lobby during their November meeting.
For supporters of the Tri-Valley Conservancy, last week’s “Jeans and Jewels” dinner was an opportunity to reflect on the group’s 25 years of success — and a promise to keep pushing to preserve open space and agricultural land.
Pleasanton's water utility shut down a drinking water well earlier this year after detecting unsafe levels of toxic chemicals linked to adverse health effects, including cancer and birth defects.
Young Republican voters are as concerned about climate change as their Democratic counterparts. That was the message given by Alexander Posner, founder and president of Students for Carbon Dividends, on the Tri-Valley Citizens Climate Lobby’s October video.
Gov. Gavin Newsom last week vetoed a bill intended to create a path for protecting the 3,100-acre Tesla site, some 15 miles east of Livermore, by allowing it to be sold for conservation purposes instead of being turned into an off-road vehicle park.
The Tri-Valley Conservancy’s annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser this year features a “Rockin’ the Ranch” theme, and will include local wines, cocktails, delicious cuisine, line dancing with lessons, and auctions that include unique experiences and one-of-a-kind items.
Savannah Skinner, 10, from Jackson Avenue School in Livermore, was the only school striker for the climate at Livermore City Hall on Sept. 27. Skinner's mother, Deborah Fields, asked her daughter a few questions about why she thought it was important to make a stand in front of City Hall. "B…
On Thursday, Oct. 10, the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) will focus on “Creating Living Soil.” All who love gardening and wish to improve their soil are invited to attend.
Students see a way to potentially shrink the Pleasanton Unified School District’s carbon footprint and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by using technology.
Congressman Eric Swalwell shared strategies for confronting climate change with students during the first Youth Environmental Action Summit of the Tri-Valley on Sept. 7 in Pleasanton.
Zone 7 Water Agency directors have urged CEMEX to provide more transparency for the public. The Mexico-based sand and gravel company is in the process of filing changes to its reclamation plan for its gravel pits next to southwest Livermore.
Coastal Cleanup Day is on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. All are welcome to be part of the solution and join tens of thousands of fellow volunteers to help remove trash from California beaches and inland waterways.
The City of Dublin and StopWaste invite residents to a free home energy workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Dublin Library. Attendees will learn about energy efficiency rebate programs and how to zero out their energy bill. Offering information will be East Bay Community …
Nitrate is a troublesome groundwater contaminant that is mainly caused by fertilizer runoff on farmlands. Many wells in agricultural regions exceed the EPA limit for nitrate in drinking water, and without an economical treatment option, the water is unfit for potable use.
To the surprise of many observers, the state Assembly Appropriations Committee didn't vote last week on a bill that would allow the sold. Lawmakers left Senate Bill 767 to be considered when the legislature reconvenes in January.
Youths from Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin are invited to meet Rep. Eric Swalwell at the Youth Environmental Action Summit of the Tri-Valley,on September 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room at Amador Valley High School, 1155 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton.
At its Aug. 28 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $10.7 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 16 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife - including some endangered spec…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week honored Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Western Laboratory in Pleasanton for cost and energy-saving programs that reduced taxpayer costs and saved energy and resources.
Alameda County will convene an in-person meeting of the Alameda County Wind Repowering Avian Protection Technical Advisory Committee (WRAP TAC) on Thursday, September 19, at 9:30 a.m. This meeting is intended to receive a presentation, on behalf of sPower (Sustainable Power Resources) on its…
On August 23, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized federal facilities for conserving resources and saving taxpayers’ money as part of the Federal Green Challenge, a national effort under the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program, which encourages federal agencie…
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory last week celebrated the 40th anniversary of a computer center that can forecast the path and destination of airborne pollutants.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District released a press release last week supporting the state’s lawsuit against Trump’s plan to gut restrictions to the 2015 Clean Power Plan.
SB 767, a measure that would allow the state to sell the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area for conservation purposes, faces its last committee hurdle.
On July 13, members of the Tri-Valley Citizens’ Climate Lobby watched an online video illustrating the abilities of En-ROADS, a powerful climate-simulation tool showing how climate goals can be achieved through changes in energy, land use, consumption, agriculture, and other policies.
On July 16, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously approved Resolution 2019-07-187, calling for an immediate ban on glyphosate use in picnic areas with full elimination in all developed park areas by the end of 2020. Glyphosate is currently used as part of the Par…
The Go Green Initiative (GGI), a Pleasanton-based nonprofit organization, has partnered with the City of Pleasanton to create new educational materials to inform residents about recent changes in the community’s recycling and composting programs. The GGI has hired Pleasanton high school and …
A coalition of 55 environmental, fishing, and water policy groups has written Gov. Gavin Newsom, backing his Water Portfolio planning process, and announcing that they plan to take an active part with their own proposals for the plan.
After more than 20 years of community support and involvement, the East Bay Regional Park District has accepted 2,216 acres of former Concord Naval Weapons Station land from the U.S. Navy for a future regional park. An additional 327 acres are set to transfer to the Park District at a later date.
Modifications to a Cemex mining permit near Livermore’s southwest side in the vicinity of Isabel Avenue will be the subject of a modified environmental impact report (EIR) prepared by Alameda County.
At the Tri-Valley Citizens Climate Lobby meeting on June 27, Dr. Shi Ling Hsu by video and Evan Branning in person discussed the economic and personal costs of climate change.
The impact of livestock on climate change is a topic of interest and concern for ranchers. Research over the past several years has developed ways to mitigate the impacts.
With a few strokes of a pen at a media event, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty signed four contracts that will bring clean wind power from the Altamont and other carbon-free energy from various state locations to supply East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) customers.