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Goldman Prize Ceremony: A Kick in the Pants

04/13/2011
By Erica Gies
Goldman Prize Ceremony: A Kick in the Pants

EDITORIAL – It’s like the Oscars for the Patagonia set. Every April, just before Earth Day, San Francisco’s environmental community comes together at the city’s Opera House to laud six grassroots activists from around the globe, whose stories enrage and inspire. The Goldman Environmental Prize offers recipients $150,000 to use as they see fit...
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Tags: 2011, el salvador, , francisco pineda, goldman prize, hilton kelley, port arthur texas, raoul du toit, , zimbabwe
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San Franciscans work to reduce shark slaughter

02/16/2011
By Erica Gies
San Franciscans work to reduce shark slaughter

The movie “Jaws” created the notion of sharks as powerful eating machines who stalk humans. Yet ironically, in the 35 years since that movie debuted, it’s sharks that have been driven nearly extinct by humans. Around the world, about 10 people are killed by sharks annually. But every year humans kill up to 73...
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Tags: conservation, , shark fins, sharks
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Solar waste recycling: Can the industry stay green?

08/09/2010
By Erica Gies

Clean-tech firms seek to reuse a variety of rare, potentially toxic materials. New businesses emerge as manufacturers prepare for modules' end of life.
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Tags: clean technology, renewable power, San Francisco Public Press, , , waste
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