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IKEA Continues Trend Of Supplying Its Own Renewable Energy

IKEA announced this morning that it is buying its first wind farm in the United States, a 98 MW wind project in Hoopestown, Illinois (approximately 110 miles south of Chicago). This purchase represents the single largest renewable invest made by IKEA anywhere on the planet, and gets the company …

Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN

<b>The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned.</b><p>Scientists and officials meeting in Japan say the document is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world.<p>Some impacts of climate …

San Francisco Beating Silicon Valley With Growth in Jobs

When J.M. Myers, a software engineer from Maryland, went west, he opted for San Francisco and a job at mobile-advertising startup TapSense -- and not …

Tree storm damage 'worst since 1987'

<b>This winter's extreme winds caused the biggest loss of trees in more than 20 years, according to the National Trust.</b><p>Some of their sites have seen the greatest number of trees knocked down since the Great Storm of 1987.<p>A number of rare and historic specimens have been lost, including the largest …

New Government Report Warns of 'Cascading System Failures' Caused By Climate Change

WASHINGTON -- From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday.<p>The reports are technical documents supporting the National Climate Assessment, a major review …

These California Drought Pictures Are Scary, And It’s Only Getting Worse

California is in the midst of extreme drought, possibly its worst since the 1970s.<p>The state is running out of water, some ranchers have been forced …

Satellite Photos Of Mount Shasta Show How Badly California Needs Rain

California's drought has gotten pretty bad. How bad? Take a look at these photos of Northern California's Mount Shasta on November 13, 2013 versus January 4, 2014 from NASA's Earth Observatory. Move the slider to see the change:<p>The January photo should have considerably more snow than the November …

January Events in San Francisco - Things to Do & See

<b>Mortified</b><i><br>January 9, at 7:30 PM</i> <br>On stage, adults pull out their adolescent diaries, poems and letters to share their most embarrassing true tales from …

The largest chinatown outside of Asia

<b>Date</b><p><b>Time</b><p><b>Event</b><p><b>Location</b><p><b>January 2017</b><p><b>January 7, 2017 - February 16, 2017</b><p>Year of the Rooster Exhibit<p>San Francisco Public Library<br>Main Branch <br>Atrium<br>100 …

The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade

<b>YEAR OF THE DOG<br>February 10 - March 4, 2018<br>LUNAR YEAR 4716</b><p>February 10<br>Saturday 10:15 am<p><b>Southwest Airlines® Mini-Procession & Ribbon Cutting</b><br>Grant Avenue …

Fukushima's nuclear power mess: Five big questions

The meltdowns of three reactors at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant may have happened more than two years ago, but the disaster remains a giant, unresolved mess.<p>An earthquake in 2011 triggered a tsunami which slammed into the plant, disabling it. The threat of radiation forced neighbors to …

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reached New Highs In 2012, World Meteorological Organization Says

* Carbon dioxide, methane volumes grew faster in 2012<p>* World temperatures to rise 2 degrees by mid-century<p>* UN conference in Warsaw to seek new emissions pact (Adds detail, background, quotes)<p>By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit …

A Cooler Pacific May Be Behind Recent Pause In Global Warming

A study in the journal <i>Nature</i> could help explain why the Earth's average temperature hasn't increased during the past 15 years — despite a long-term trend of global warming.<p>The Earth's average temperature has risen by more than 1 degree Fahrenheit since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. …

European forests near 'carbon saturation point'

<b>European forests are showing signs of reaching a saturation point as carbon sinks, a study has suggested.</b><p>Since 2005, the amount of atmospheric CO2 absorbed by the continent's trees has been slowing, researchers reported.<p>Writing in Nature Climate Change, they said this was a result of a declining …

Fukushima nuclear plant: Radioactive water leak found

<b>Radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank into the ground at Japan's Fukushima plant, its operator says.</b><p>Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said the leak of at least 300 tonnes of the highly radioactive water was discovered on Monday.<p>The plant, crippled by the earthquake and tsunami in …

Dwindling Colorado River Forces First-Ever Cuts In Lake Powell Water Releases

More than a dozen years of drought have begun to extract a heavy toll from water supplies in the West, where a report released last week forecast dramatic cuts next year in releases between the two main reservoirs on the Colorado River, the primary source of water for tens of millions of people …

Food Truck Bite of the Week: Rolling in the Kati at Kasa Eatery

<i>Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks.</i><p><b>The Truck</b>: Kasa Indian<p><b>The Cuisine</b>: …

Biergarten: Liters of Beer, Hearty German Grub, and One of the City's Best Burgers

It's not like Biergarten needs any more press; a visit to the Hayes Valley beer garden (a spinoff of uberpopular Suppenkche down the street) on a …

East Bay Bite of the Week: Flacos' Vegan "Taco Especial"

click to enlarge<p><i>This week marks the beginning of our new weekly series, East Bay Bites, focused on bringing you our favorite edible discoveries from</i> …

The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

This weekend might not have anything fancy like Outside Lands attached to it, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't find some reason to go out and …

A tale of two divergent visits to Scala’s Bistro - Inside Scoop SF

My Update review of <b>Scala’s Bistro</b> in today’s Chronicle, and now on SFGate and sfchronicle.com, shows why it’s problematic to write a review after only one visit.<p>When I do an initial review , I always go three times — sometimes more if there’s a compelling reason. However, with the Update reviews, I …

Heaven is an Expo: The Bay Area Convention Hall of Fame

I’m very excited about today’s Let’s Go to the Morgue! feature. It’s the only nostalgia blast you’ll see from us this year — and possibly in your lifetime — that includes George Takei in a butterfly collar, livestock walking the streets of Daly City, a demon tattoo and 17-year-old Mitt Romney. All …

SF Unzipped - Revealing San Francisco's secret love of fashion, beauty and shopping

By on February 16, 2016 at 7:38 PM<p>Oribe Hair Care global brand ambassador and head stylist for the Jill Stuart Fall/Winter 2016 collection James Pecis is inspecting a model for approval, “No, try and get more of an s-shape with the …<p>By on December 1, 2015 at 2:38 PM<p>Audrey Hepburn glamorized the cat …

San Francisco

Tourist Trapped: The Kink.com Armory Tour

Kink.com is a BDSM porn studio located in the historic San Francisco Armory Building at 14th and Mission. A Kink Tour has been on my list for quite some time, I just had to work through 13-years of Catholic school guilt before I could enter the big brick sex building.<p>The Armory is a <i>“200,000 square</i> …