Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Unraveling Environmental Movement, II

And it continues, as this article from the Acton Institute notes. An excerpt. “At a World Council of Churches conference last year on the French-Swiss border, much was made of the “likelihood of mass population displacement” driven by climate change … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

The Unraveling Environmental Movement

As this article from the Guardian notes, it continues. An excerpt. “Over the last fortnight I’ve made a deeply troubling discovery. The anti-nuclear movement to which I once belonged has misled the world about the impacts of radiation on human … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Helping the Homeless in Philadelphia

As Sacramento struggles to shape an effective method of helping the homeless—and I define helping as helping people to help themselves rather than the method Sacramento’s largest homeless service providers have adopted of providing non means tested domestic services which … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

An Oilman’s Perspective

A refreshing analysis, built upon facts rather than theories, which is all too rare these days within the energy debate—which, as gasoline prices streak upward, is impeding our economy’s chances of full recovery—is expressed in this article from the Wall … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Politics

McClintock on Auburn Dam

A strong statement—published by the Sacramento Bee—taking them to task for their misleading editorial of April 6th. One objection the dam opposition has been using lately is that Auburn Dam cost too much, but using cost as an argument for … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Sheriff Shoots Illegal Camper’s Charging Pit Bull

In this incident near the Parkway, as reported in the Sacramento Bee, we are reminded, its not safe out there. An excerpt. “A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy shot a pit bull that was charging at him this morning near a … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Good Salmon Season

Reflecting the great rainfall and snowpack this year, this salmon season will be a good one, as reported by the Contra Costa Times. An excerpt. “Regulators set guidelines Wednesday for the most generous Chinook salmon season fishermen have enjoyed in … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries, Water