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A New Shade of Green

By Sherry Listgarten

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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a...  (More)

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A chimney plug unboxing
Dec 15, 2019 6:27 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 4,206

The biggest emission sources for people in our area, besides those from general consumption, are: transportation (car and plane), food (diet and waste), and heating... More
What gives you hope?
Dec 8, 2019 6:06 am
Comments: 23 | Views: 5,453

Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how... More
What is a "ton" of carbon dioxide anyway?
Dec 1, 2019 6:04 am
Comments: 15 | Views: 5,884

When I first started reading about climate change and all of the carbon dioxide emissions, I wondered what they meant by a “ton” of carbon dioxide, or... More
Is our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free?
Nov 24, 2019 6:51 am
Comments: 18 | Views: 7,111

One of the most important steps we can take to cut our greenhouse gas emissions is to transition to clean power. Our local power providers are moving aggressively... More
Palo Altans and their Virtue Signaling
Nov 17, 2019 6:14 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 6,064

Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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