Monthly Archives: July 2006

Hetch Hetchy as the Indians Remember

A very nice look at the valley from an Indian woman whose family had a history with the valley for over 150 years. An excerpt.Sierra Heritage MagazineAuburn, California 2006Hetch Hetchy: God’s work or engineering masterpiece?By Bob Holton In Tuolumne County, … Continue reading

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The Beauty Dams Can Create

If there is any doubt that damming a beautiful place can create beauty in its stead, rivaling what the dam covered over, go to this site (click on title) and look at these photos of Hetch Hetchy as it is … Continue reading

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Manhattan Project for Energy?

An excellent overview of this concept that has been floating out there since the 1970’s, and why it still doesn’t (as yet anyway) make as much sense as the market.An excerpt. New Manhattan Project? Waste of energyBy Max SchulzThe Manhattan … Continue reading

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Gobi Desert Air Over the Parkway?

Global pollution has taken a momentous leap forward as China is becoming the biggest air polluter, soon racing ahead of the United States, and one hopes, also soon catching up in pollution control, where the US also plays a leading … Continue reading

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Smoking in Parkway

Laws regulating smoking are finally reaching outdoors but haven’t yet reached the Parkway. An excerpt.Monday morning: Surf’s up, smoking isn’t in San DiegoBy M.S. Enkoji — Bee Staff Writer Published 12:01 am PDT Monday, July 31, 2006It’s hard out there … Continue reading

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County Deficit: Don’t Know or Won’t Tell?

County economic facts helped drive formation of our organization as we discovered that the county would not be in much better shape to take care of the Parkway in the future as it was taking care of it in 2003 … Continue reading

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Think it Through

It is important to remember the news years ago promising an imminent ice age unless we acted quickly to drastically change our lifestyles, in the burst of news around the same prescriptions for global warming. Some facts are clear, others … Continue reading

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What’s in the Water!

The yuk factor is high here and explains why almost everyone who can afford it drinks bottled water. An excerpt.Editorial: Toilet water politicsRecycling can’t conquer ‘yuck’ factorPublished 12:01 am PDT Saturday, July 29, 2006“Your golden retriever may drink water out … Continue reading

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Flood Control Districts

An environmental writer and consultant looks at the reclamation districts. An excerpt.Peter Asmus: State should look at flood control districtsBy Peter AsmusPublished 12:01 am PDT Saturday, July 29, 2006If any good came from what happened in New Orleans with Hurricane … Continue reading

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Riding the Rapids

A look at the part of the river that will be flooded once the Auburn Dam is built. An excerpt. Editorial Notebook: A rapids swim, a lesson learnedPublished 12:01 am PDT Saturday, July 29, 2006From trail or road in the … Continue reading

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