A Sea of Clouds

Bay Area photographer, Cody Mayer, is a master of long exposure to capture clouds and fog over landscapes. Here he captures this sea of fog cascading over San Francisco to remind us that nature envelopes us all.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 81 - ECO-Warrior Foundation with James Pribram

ECO-Warrior Foundation with James Pribram

It’s September and this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day has become Coastal Cleanup Month! That’s why we welcomed our guest James Pribram, founder of the California non-profit ECO-Warrior Foundation, to tell us about his mission to inspire and motivate people to clean up our coast and how this all began on a Hot Summer Night!

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 79 - Don't Mess With Smokey

Don’t Mess With Smokey

Nearly 12,000 lightning strikes hit California over a 72 hour weekend in August which ignited some of the biggest wildfire’s in the state’s history– which begs the question as to why are there more storms, more fires, and what can be done to prevent it from happening? During this week’s episode of The Biofriendly Podcast one thing is abundantly clear to Noel and Jacob, and that is you NEVER mess with Smokey the Bear!

The Super Bloom of California

A super bloom is a rare desert botanical phenomenon in which a high proportion of wildflowers whose seeds have lain dormant in desert soil germinate and blossom at roughly the same time. This was taken during the California super bloom of 2019, and photographer Ryan Resatka promises: “No flowers were harmed in the making of […]

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The Straw Ban

In the debut episode of the Biofriendly Podcast, Jacob and Noel discuss California’s straw ban and Florida’s ban on straw bans.

Bike Sharing: Green Transportation Option to Get You Around Town

When it comes to getting around town with ease, not all cities have the most environmentally-friendly options. Fortunately, more and more cities are beginning to support the use of green transportation. Providing public transportation is key, of course, as is the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. One of our favorite types of green transportation […]

Californians May Soon Be Generating Electricity on Their Daily Commute

Traffic in Los Angeles, and throughout the state of California, can often be quite a nightmare. It’s one of the many reasons more and more drivers are choosing electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids and public transportation.  I mean it’s kind of scary to think how much gasoline and money goes to waste every day just due to cars […]

California Spreading Its Hazardous Waste Problem Across the Nation

A few weeks ago I wrote about California’s Hazardous Waste Problem and gave you a little insight into how California seems to be unable to keep up with its own hazardous waste generation. The situation is so bad, in fact, that California has been shipping out toxic and hazardous waste to 31 different states. That’s […]

Jet Engine Biofuel Passes Test With Flying Colors

On April 25th, 2013, NASA researchers found that a commercial jet could safely fly with jet fuel that also contained plant oil. In fact, it was reported that a biofuel mix created from camelina plant oil did not affect a DC-8 aircraft’s engine performance as high as 39,000 feet. Additionally, it was reported that the […]

San Timoteo landfill image by Keith Tyler via Flickr Creative Commons

Pollution at its Worst: California’s Hazardous Waste Problem

Earlier today I saw this article about how Walmart plead guilty to dumping hazardous waste in 16 different California communities. According to the article this is the second of this type of incident for Walmart. The first was back in 2010 when Walmart agreed to pay $27.6 million dollars as part of their settlement. Now, […]