Category Archives: Environmentalism

Why Dams are hard to Build

A perfect example in this round and round debate about raising Shasta Dam 18 feet—it was engineered to be 200 feet higher than it now is—is reported in the San Joaquin Sun. An excerpt. “Westlands Water District isn’t giving up … Continue reading

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Environmentalist’s Add to Homelessness?

That is the argument—a pretty good one I think—made in this article from New Geography, titled The Unintended Consequence Of The Green Movement Is The Creation Of More Homeless. An excerpt. “The green movement has done a great job of … Continue reading

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Rivers Same Rights as Humans?

While I understand the extreme environmentalist’s logic, the result is suspect, but…here is an article from National Public Radio about it. An excerpt. “In early July, Bangladesh became the first country to grant all of its rivers the same legal … Continue reading

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Recycling in California, a Mess?

Sadly, according to this article from Cal Matters, it certainly appears so. An excerpt. “It was more than a year after the seabird died and washed up on a California beach before Jessie Beck prepared to reveal its last meals. … Continue reading

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Replacing Grass with Plants

It is a good idea, as this article from Meeting of the Minds notes, hat tip to Urban Exus, http://www.urbanexus.com An excerpt. “When it comes to water sustainability and climate resilience, urban outdoor landscapes represent a wealth of opportunity. “Outdoor … Continue reading

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Beautiful New Trail at Tahoe

As this story from Capital Radio reports, this new trail is a stunner. An excerpt. (AP) — A new, 3-mile long bicycle and pedestrian trail hugging the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe is providing new access to hidden beaches and … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Parks

Salmon Stock Booming

That is the subject of this superb article from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. MORRO BAY, Calif.—The phones began ringing at Giovanni’s Fish Market & Galley a week after salmon season opened in May and have barely let up … Continue reading

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