March 28, 2013

PG&E Making Progress on Cleanup of Century-Old Gas Plant

In Santa Rosa, PG&E continues to make progress on its cleanup of a manufactured gas plant, which was built in the 1870s and shut down in 1924. PG&E is working with its regulator and keeping its neighbors informed about the project.

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March 14, 2013

Students in Chowchilla See Fossils With Help From PG&E

With the help of a PG&E donation, nearly 500 local school children visited the Fossil Discovery Center where they learned about animals that lived in the area 700,000 years ago.

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March 13, 2013

Falcon Drama on the PG&E Building Nest

Falcon fans have made following the birds who nest on a ledge atop the PG&E headquarters in San Francisco a yearly ritual. This year, as reported by Glenn Stewart of UC Santa Cruz, there is additional drama.

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March 13, 2013

VIDEO: A Currents Interview with PG&E’s Sheryl Bilbrey on Science and the Hinkley Cleanup

In this Currents video interview, PG&E’s Sheryl Bilbrey talks about the company’s efforts to cleanup and support the Hinkley community as well as how the company works with scientific experts on chromium remediation.

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March 12, 2013

PG&E Helps Release Threatened Butterfly at San Jose’s Tulare Hill

On March 1, 60 Bay checkerspot butterflies were released and 100 black, orange-spotted caterpillars — that will one day become the butterflies — were carefully collected from Coyote Ridge and placed on Tulare Hill in San Jose PG&E and others have been working to save this threatened species.

March 7, 2013

Cleaning Up the Garbage Patch

The pollutions of our oceans is astonishing, including the vast and growing accumulation of deadly plastic waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog. A recent study by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography found a hundredfold increase in the concentration of tiny plastic fragments in the seas off California over the past four decades.

March 1, 2013

PG&E Educates Ag Customers On Wildlife Protection and Energy Savings

PG&E partnered with Central Coast Vineyard Team to host Wildlife and Energy Workshops in Santa Maria and Paso Robles.

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February 20, 2013

PG&E Urges Dimming Skyscraper Lights to Protect Migratory Birds

For the next three months, PG&E is encouraging owners and facility managers of downtown San Francisco and Oakland high rises to turn off exterior lights at night to save the lives of migratory birds that can collide with tall buildings during spring months.

February 12, 2013

Can Regulation Make This California Industry More Sustainable?

Unregulated marijuana farms are responsible for much environmental damage, some charge. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, more regulation and more sustainable growing practices would improve things.

February 7, 2013

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Awards Contract for Fish Restoration Project on Battle Creek

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $3.6 million construction contract for the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project to Contractor Services Group, Inc. of West Sacramento. The project is an effort to increase the population of the threatened and endangered fish while maintaining renewable energy produced at the site by PG&E.

January 18, 2013

Community Volunteers, PG&E Help Restore Habitat along Mokelumne River

PG&E, along with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Lodi High School students with the Center for Land-Based Learning helped restore nearly an acre of sensitive habitat along the Mokelumne River on Jan. 17.

December 13, 2012

The Highs and Lows of a Phenomenon Called ‘King Tides’

These past few days have seen the phenomenon of “king tides” along the California coast. “King tides” refers to tides that are the highest and lowest of the year that are usually separated by less than 12 hours.

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December 10, 2012

Community Volunteers Help Restore Creek; PG&E Supports Nature Restoration Trust

On Dec. 8, PG&E, along with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and community volunteers with the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed worked to restore three acres of shoreline along Marsh Creek in Contra Costa County in one of the fastest urbanizing watersheds in California.

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November 28, 2012

PG&E Environmental Projects Applauded by Wildlife Habitat Council

Several PG&E environmental projects were highlighted at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s annual award ceremony held in Baltimore recently. That included archeological field work with a Cal Poly professor and his students on PG&E land near Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

October 30, 2012

Let Your Smart Phone Do the Greening

Smart phones can help you lead a greener life if you load them with the right applications. A good place to start is the Sierra Club’s recent list of Top 10 Smartphone Apps for an Eco-Friendly Home and Lifestyle. Most of the apps are free and the rest cost as little as 99 cents, a small enough investment in a more sustainable world.

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