Category Archives: Environmentalism

Salmon Scare

Environmentalists are claiming, in this Sacramento Bee article, the imminent extinction of salmon due to dams and other important water policies allowing deserts to bloom, cities to grow and suburbs to prosper; while conveniently forgetting that hatcheries can produce all … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Shasta Auburn Dam

Desalination Support Strong

A good article from the Association of California Water Agencies, about a recent survey one hopes soon begins to guide public leadership to grapple with desalination in California; maybe we can drink our way out of rising oceans. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Policy Caused Drought

Great article from the California Water Alliance. An excerpt. “After a two-month delay and with a snowpack that is 200 percent above normal, in at time of brimming-full reservoirs, statewide flooding not seen since the 1890’s and with receding memories … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Politics, Water

Build the Dam

Climate change presents us with another reason to increase the building of dams, as this article from Stanford University notes the increase of rain rather than snow that climate change predicts. An excerpt. Here’s a question that Stanford climatologist Noah … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam

Science & State Water Politics

Validating what everyone following the subject already knows, this story from Fox & Hounds is a must read. An excerpt. A new environmental study, published in in the prestigious North American Journal of Fisheries Management, reveals that Governor Jerry Brown’s … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Orville Dam

Given what has just happened there, this story from the Mercury News, detailing actions not taken 12 years ago, is very disheartening but, unfortunately, all too common by government when public safety is concerned. An excerpt. More than a decade … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Shasta Auburn Dam

Camp Pollock

Camp Pollock is the most significant effort to clean up the devastated Lower Reach of the Parkway—from Discovery Park to Cal Expo—yet taken and this story in the Sacramento Bee is a must read. An excerpt. Just blocks from busy … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Homelessness