Monthly Archives: April 2008

Flood Control & Mayoral Candidates

The sad part of all of the answers is that the highest level of flood control called for is 200 years, when New Orleans had a 250 year level when it flooded, and virtually every other major river city in … Continue reading

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Global Warming Think Tank

You would think we have enough groups studying this issue, but if a good case can be made for California to have its own, it could be a good use of public funds. Climate think tank created on shaky legal … Continue reading

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Use the Steam

It appears we waste a lot of the energy we consume and recycling it could do wonders for our pollution footprint. A steamy solution to global warmingBY LISA MARGONELLI Waste Not Forty years ago, the steel mills and factories south … Continue reading

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Housing Chronic Homeless

The folks who camp out in the Parkway for extended periods, creating an unsafe situation for the adjacent community to recreate in the Parkway, and for themselves by being unprotected, have an option and it is slowly being implemented by … Continue reading

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Global Warming, Climate Change?

Good column. WHO WANTS TO BE PART OF WE?Debra J. SaundersSunday, April 27, 2008 I’m not sure which ad put out by Al Gore’s new global-warming ad campaign is worse – the one featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with former … Continue reading

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Reducing Pollution

The call for the United States to severely reduce its emissions of polluting gases is rarely actually examined, and once it is, the facts are daunting, and can lead to at least one conclusion, we would become a third world … Continue reading

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Salmon Fishing

The struggle between having optimal conditions for salmon while maintaining optimal conditions for the human communities that also depend upon a stable supply of water requires using technology in partnership with nature. On the American River, the demands of the … Continue reading

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Solar Power

As long as the industry is supported by taxpayers through subsidies, it will remain a footnote, but if it can, through new technologies, ever reach the point where it is actually profitable, then we all benefit. Area businesses rush to … Continue reading

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Carbon Tax

A very informative article on the response to global warming by Republican politicians, with a wind up case for a carbon tax strategy rather than cap and trade, good stuff. Republicans Go Green? The party follows Arnold’s lead. by Michael … Continue reading

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Better Dead

This is the thrust of a book—Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence—that carries the environmentalist generated concept that humans are a virus on the earth and the philosophy known as utilitarianism, to its bitter end … Continue reading

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