solarCalling it a “major milestone,” the Obama administration has given the go ahead for the construction of the world’s largest solar power plant. The $6 billion Blythe Solar Power Project will be situated right in California’s Mojave Desert, and will allegedly double U.S. solar output while providing power to more than 300,000 homes.

A great day for our lovely planet, right? Not according to some environmentalists, who claim the project will interfere with the native wildlife. As such, the Department of the Interior has mandated that read more »


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It’s hard to believe it, but Berkeley’s next-door neighbor Oakland beat us to the punch in the “Who’s Greener?” race that many Bay Area cities are participating in. We might have those nifty “bicycle boulevard” signs all over the place but when was the last time Berkeley stopped traffic in the name of environmentalism?

Well that’s what read more »


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We all know it, we all love it … it’s the environment! No one cares about the environment more than UC Berkeley (except maybe Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio), and this week will provide dozens of opportunities for us to show it. Yes, starting on Monday and raging through Friday is Cal’s Earth Week, our one and only chance to give Mother Earth some sugar.

Or could it be Berkeley’s one and only chance to stroke its own ego and congratulate itself on its green superiority? We’ll be sure to check out a few of the many summits, “faires,” and Memorial Glade shin-digs to get the real 411, and keep an eye out for Tommy Lee. Just remember: Only you can prevent Earth Week from going down in a blaze of apathy.

UC Berkeley Earth Week Calendar of Events [Website]