Author Archives: David H Lukenbill

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.

Good News on Mosquito Front

Technology at work, story from Epoch Times. An excerpt. “Genetically modified mosquitoes have been released for the first time in the United States as part of an experiment to combat insect-borne diseases such as Dengue fever, yellow fever, and the … Continue reading

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Homelessness Strategy: A History of Failure

A good overview of the Housing First model and its failure, from Real Clear Investigations. An excerpt. “In 2016 influential political leaders, activists, and media outlets in Los Angeles said they had a simple solution to homelessness: build more housing. … Continue reading

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Suburban Growth Continues

Most Americans still prefer the suburbs, as this article from New Geography reports. An excerpt. “The big story among the nation’s major metropolitan areas (the now 51 of 55 over one million with more than one county) over the past … Continue reading

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Bass Eating Salmon

And therein lies the rub, as this story from Ag Alert reports. An excerpt. “Boosting flows on San Joaquin River tributaries may not bring the desired benefits to populations of protected salmon—because predatory bass in the rivers apparently eat half … Continue reading

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Super Wow Factor

Horses and donkeys digging wells, oh my! Great article from Smithsonian. An excerpt. “Wild horses and donkeys are often considered a problem in the American West, but new research suggests their penchant for digging wells with their hooves offers benefits … Continue reading

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Solar Panels Over Canals

A wonderful idea from The Conversation. An excerpt. “Climate change and water scarcity are front and center in the western U.S. The region’s climate is warming, a severe multi-year drought is underway and groundwater supplies are being overpumped in many locations. “Western states are pursuing … Continue reading

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California Drought

A good overview from the New York Times. An excerpt. “Good morning. “As the weather warms, coronavirus cases continue to decline and vaccinated Californians gleefully plot their “shot girl summers,” I regret to inform you that the Golden State’s next big disaster is already upon us. … Continue reading

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As the Worm Turns

Good things happen to the wine, as this story from ABC 7 Los Angeles reports. An excerpt. “Parlier, California — Worms are helping a Valley winery on its path to becoming more green. “Olympic-sized swimming pools at O’Neill Winery are … Continue reading

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DDT in the Ocean

Not good news, story from the LA Times. Excerpts. “When the research vessel Sally Ride set sail for Santa Catalina Island to map an underwater graveyard of DDT waste barrels, its crew had high hopes of documenting for the first timejust how many … Continue reading

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California Domestic Water Issues

They are serious, as this story from Grist reports. An excerpt. “A new report is highlighting the gaps in California’s water infrastructure — and how much money the state will need to fix it. “The report, published by the state’s Water Resources … Continue reading

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