BART employs grazing goats to create firebreaks on right-of-way property

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BART is using grazing goats to create firebreaks in its right-of-way property. This will remove dry vegetation and act as an alternative to prescribed burns or herbicides.

For Bill Stewart, a forestry and cooperative extension specialist at UC Berkeley, finding massive herds of goats chomping on dry vegetation in Berkeley has been a regular occurrence for the last 40 years.
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California must improve sexual education

By utilizing this truly comprehensive curriculum, California high school and middle schools can give students at an early age the tools to reduce stigma and educate their peers about issues that often get intertwined with emotion and politics — East Bay school districts should be leaders in this.
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