Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sacramento is Very Flood Vulnerable

The title of his article from KQED is: “California Cities Will Flood, So Why Aren’t We Ready?” Those of us who follow such things know it is a lack of political leadership that keeps Sacramento as “one of the riskiest flood zones … Continue reading

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Haven for Hope, Sacramento’s Best Strategy to Emulate for the Homeless

Craig Powell’s piece on Haven for Hope at the Eye on Sacramento Blog,   highlights an exemplary program we have been calling for Sacramento to emulate since 2014, , and have continued mentioning virtually every time we talk about … Continue reading

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Hauling Salmon

An informative article from the Sierra Sun Times about a program catching and hauling salmon below and above dams to increase wild salmon. An excerpt. September 22, 2017 – By Kat Kerlin – Wild salmon, historically, are born in rivers, swim … Continue reading

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Using the Land

There is always a balance being sought on how much to use public lands and this article from the Property & Environment Research Center (PERC) is a good addition to the discussion. An excerpt. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke recently … Continue reading

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California’s Water Supply

Excellent article about it from Agnet West. An excerpt. The pressure on California’s water supply during the recent drought was further complicated by outdated policy and antiquated infrastructure.  There are multiple projects and policies in the process of getting funded … Continue reading

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Mexico City’s Earthquake, Why it was so Destructive

An informative article from Saturday, September 23rd (and excellent graphics after the jump) from the New York Times detailing why the tragedy is even worse than it would have been had it happened elsewhere. An excerpt. The earthquake that on Tuesday killed … Continue reading

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California Condors are Back

A seriously ugly bird, but it is great they are flourishing, as this story from Associated Press reports. An excerpt. BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: … Continue reading

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Adding to the Pain

Sacramento plans to add more homeless to a community already overrun by them, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. It is very sad. An excerpt. As Sacramento’s housing and homeless crises deepen, city officials are proposing to open … Continue reading

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A must-read article—from 2008—about it from Claremont Magazine. An excerpt. On what principle is it,” wondered Thomas Babington Macaulay in 1830, “that when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?” Environmentalism … Continue reading

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Prepare for Drought by Adding Water Storage

A common sense approach and one that, based on this report from Stanford which focuses on conservation, new water storage—which is not mentioned in the story—is one strategy that is needed as well. An excerpt. After the wettest winter on … Continue reading

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