Alastair Bland

Alastair Bland is a freelance journalist in San Francisco, CA.

Toxic Ashes and Charred Forests Threaten Water After North Bay Fires

The fires that burned wildlands and urban areas in Northern California this month now pose a threat to water quality, humans and wildlife as crews work to contain unstable hillsides and keep toxic debris from entering waterways.

November 1, 2017


Transition communities gear up for society’s collapse with a shovel and a smile

Localized efforts have sprouted from the ground up in Santa Cruz, Cotati, Sebastopol, San Francisco and many other towns worldwide, where residents and neighbors are putting their heads together and collaborating on ways to relocalize themselves, bolster self-sufficiency and build the resilience that communities will need to absorb the shock of peak oil.

June 23, 2009

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