Monthly Archives: June 2008

Water Regulation, Increasing Supply & Delta Smelt

1) The trouble with this proposed water regulation plan, is that while everyone can agree that all natural resources need to have some sort of regulation built around their use, there also needs to be a corresponding plan to acquire … Continue reading

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Smoky Air & Salmon Runs

1) The Sacramento Bee today has a good overview of the air problems we’ve had over the recent years to help put this particular period in perspective, and today looks to be clearing a bit, at least in our Sierra … Continue reading

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Gas Prices & Freedom

In this insightful column by the economist and regular columnist for the New York Times, Paul Krugman, he correctly identifies the huge rise in oil prices for what it is, a result from the steadily increasing demand of the emerging … Continue reading

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Folsom Trail, Hamlet & River Tragedy

1) Great news from Folsom, in yesterday’s Bee, an excerpt: “FOLSOM – The city has won a $750,000 grant to build a nature trail from near Old Town Folsom to Lake Natoma, the state announced Wednesday. “The 2,500-foot trail will … Continue reading

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Farming & Camping in the Parkway

1) The Soil Born Farm in the Parkway, reported on by the Bee, is an excellent use of Parkway land, but illegally camping is not. 2) The recent legal decision in Fresno that awards a settlement to homeless campers, illegally … Continue reading

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Nuclear, High Tech, Water Meters & Audits

I did not know, nor I suppose did many others, that another major role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)—aside from its nuclear watchdog role which has led to its prominence as it attempts to control nuclear development in … Continue reading

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Bad Air & the Yellowstone Fires of 1988

Though it is very atmospheric if you are a photographer or other type of artist who can use the beautiful coloring in our Valley this week for inspiration, it is the kind of air that is horrible for any with … Continue reading

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