Panel between city, campus to discuss sustainability

UC Berkeley students and community members will discuss possibilities for town-gown collaboration on pressing environmental issues next Wednesday in the second of three panels in a series aimed at promoting a consistent partnership between the city of Berkeley and the campus. J.D. Morris is the lead environment reporter. Correction(s):A previous
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City Council discusses electric car policy

Banking on an imminent spike in the number of local electric car owners, the Berkeley City Council guided several of its commissions this week to continue work on developing a strategy for promoting electric vehicles in the city.

ASUC Senate seeks to further bottled water ban efforts

If everything goes according to the ASUC Senate’s plan, bottled water will be a product of the past on the UC Berkeley campus by 2014. More than five months after the passage of a student initiative calling for the campus to phase out its sale of bottled water, the senate
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CalSol to enter solar car in international race across Australia

Fueled solely by energy from the sun, a car engineered by UC Berkeley students will embark on a transcontinental sprint across the Australian outback next month. As part of the biennial World Solar Challenge, about 20 members of the campus solar car team CalSol will compete against teams from around
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FlyKly electric bicycle: a crash test

I wasn’t sure what to expect when my editor asked if I wanted to report on an electric bicycle. I had never actually seen one before, much less ridden one. In my mind, the term conjured up an image of the standard slim, pedal-it-yourself type equipment but with, well, electricity.
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City may adjust environmental review process

In order to meet recently updated air quality guidelines to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, Berkeley may significantly adjust its environmental review process. At a Thursday meeting of the city’s Community Environmental Advisory Commission, commission members discussed different ways of meeting the May 2011 updated guidelines, which set renewed
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