Monthly Archives: July 2006

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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Local Global Warming

After our recent heat wave, its obvious why this discussion has become local. An excerpt.Some not warming to theoryPublished 12:01 am PDT Saturday, July 29, 2006For California, sporadic blasts of withering heat are as typical as earthquakes. Not new. Not … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Reduced

Besides being ironical it’s too bad ideology drives the discussion around what to do about the natural environment, but it seems to drive discussion about almost everything else nowadays, so nothing is really unusual here; but still it creates a … Continue reading

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Congress & Environmentalists Argue

News from a congressional hearing yesterday regarding a logging bill in California. An excerpt.Lawmakers, environmentalists tussling over logging billBy Erica WernerASSOCIATED PRESS5:50 p.m. July 27, 2006WASHINGTON – Angry lawmakers lambasted environmentalists at a congressional hearing Thursday over their opposition to … Continue reading

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Levee Work Continues, Some Not At 20 Year Protection Level

A follow-up on the state’s levee work and some are so bad they can’t even handle a 20 year level of river flow, which is not too reassuring An excerpt.July 28, 2006Report: Levees getting worseBy Mike TaugherCONTRA COSTA TIMESJanuary storms … Continue reading

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