Monthly Archives: March 2006

Klamath RIver Salmon

In this article from yesterday’s Bee, we see good news for the salmon in the Klamath River, but the idea to remove dams there, that produce electricity for 70,000 homes, may not be the best option. Caring for the salmon … Continue reading

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Externalities

This article, from Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, is an excellent look at how unplanned things often happen when something well-planned is done. These are called externalities in the public policy area, and can be troublesome. In our Parkway, one externality … Continue reading

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Beavers and Atoms

This article, from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, is another reminder of how quickly trends scientists are “sure about”, turn out to be wrong. The global natural sciences are still in their infancy, and though we are able to do wondrous … Continue reading

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Environmental Science, Ethanol

This article, from the Manhattan Institute’s Peter Huber, during the public discussion around ethanol, is a good look at the often undisclosed truths behind the latest push for creating or expanding a new technology promising to help our environment. Using … Continue reading

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Public Discussion About Dams, Parkway, Letters to Editor

The public discussion about the dam and the Parkway continues in these letters from yesterday’s Bee. Letters to the Bee Editor: Auburn Dam, Parkway, etc.Published Monday, March 27, 2006 Engineering a beneficial damAs a civil engineer who designs earthen dams … Continue reading

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Highwater, the Results

This story from the Bee Sunday, relates to the often hidden, except to the users denied optimal use, after-effects of high water which can ruin the integrity of parks. This is also occurring on the Parkway, and once the high-water … Continue reading

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Editorial, Parkway Governance

Today’s editorial from the Bee about Parkway governance failure is aptly described as the “perfect trifecta of trip-ups for Sacramento County.” For those who have been following the slowly slipping failure of Parkway governance for the years it has been … Continue reading

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