Monthly Archives: March 2019

Crown Shyness

Think trees don’t think, this is a fascinating article from Wikipedia, where I followed up after reading this article at https://mymodernmet.com/crown-shyness-trees-phenomenon/ . An excerpt. Crown shyness (also canopy disengagement,[1] canopy shyness,[2] or intercrown spacing[3]) is a phenomenon observed in some … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Atmospheric Rivers & Auburn Dam

Atmospheric rivers of rain will increase, according to this article from Yale Climate Connections, and if so, California needs more storage capacity, and for our area, that means Auburn Dam; which the Bureau of Reclamation still considers an alternative, according … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam

Water is For Fighting

I believe it was Mark Twain who said, “whisky is for drinking, water is for fighting”, anyway, the old California battle rages on, as this article from the San Francisco Chronicle, reports. An excerpt. CLEMENTS, San Joaquin County — When … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Water

Call for Action on Homelessness

Pretty good, from the Sacramento Bee, and note the Parkway reference, highlighted below. An excerpt. Homelessness is not as pronounced or overwhelming in Sacramento as it is in Seattle, San Francisco, Berkeley and Los Angeles. But it could be in … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

Great Overview of Our Water Year, So Far

And it is still getting better, as this story from the Washington Post reports. An excerpt. The past week has been lovely for enjoying California’s outdoor splendor, with warm temperatures and clear, blue skies ushering in a welcome change from … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Mass Transit, Another Failure

Remind you of Sacramento? This story from New Geography notes the continued affection for rail transit, outmoded as it has been for years. An excerpt. Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has entered what is known in the transit industry as … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

Homeless Options

The Sacramento Bee examined some other strategies in other cities, but forgot the best one, the one in San Antonio. In our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and local residents and business who suffer the impacts) needs to be … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness