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Valley People Beat The Heat Boating On Bay

With the 100-plus heat of the valley, a lot of local people have found the San Francisco Bay is a perfect place to be. Gary Davis and his wife Amie are one local couple who use their boat in Alameda to get away from the heat. The cost is not as much as one might expect, between $200 and $300 a month depending on the size of the boat. In…

Methane: The Silent But Deadly Killer

By ALEX GUEORGUIEVA Farts. Sure, they smell bad and are unpleasant to be around, but no one would go as far as to call them deadly, right? Wrong. Livestock, cattle in particular, largely contributes to increased levels of methane emissions in today’s atmosphere. Cattle waste and digestion (farting and burping more specifically)…