The agency expects fewer than 100 old cars to be bought by members of the public. Other transit agencies that have run similar programs to repurpose old train cars reported selling fewer than 10, according to Special Projects Manager for Decommissioning Brian Tsukamoto. … [Read more...] about BART Accepting Proposals From Public for Reusing Old Train Cars
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“People can drive up to the site, roll down the window to get a lab kit from clinic staff, roll up their window to swab their own mouth for a sample, and then drop the completed kit with another staff member further away,” the city said in a news release. … [Read more...] about Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site Opening at North Berkeley BART
Fires are also burning across Oregon. Gov. Kate Brown declared a statewide emergency Tuesday as conflagrations grew rapidly in Marion, Lane, Jackson, Coos, Lincoln, Washington and Clackamas counties. With the current wind pattern, smoke from Oregon is being swept over the Pacific Ocean, with some of it blowing back into Northern California but most of it landing in Southern California. … [Read more...] about When will the smoke pass and Bay Area’s orange skies fade?
In this way, even beyond the immediate threat of their flames and the eerie contagion of their smoke, the new California fires offer a threefold prophecy about our climate future. First, however much we do to stabilize the world’s climate, it will not stop the burning any time soon. Second, it isn’t that the land itself, or the ecology of the region, can’t survive climate change, but that the conditions of habitability on which we have erected whole sprawling, demanding, often unjust civilizations are being shaken — in some places, already quite profoundly, with comparatively little warming. And third, we not only have the hard work of stabilizing our climate future through rapid decarbonization ahead of us, but also the work of adapting and responding to the new world already made inevitable by warming, particularly for the communities, disadvantaged and marginalized, who always stand most clearly in the path of climate impacts like wildfire. … [Read more...] about California Can’t Afford to Wait for Climate Action