Category Archives: Environmentalism

California Wildfires

Great article from City Journal. An excerpt. “At last count, the death toll from the California wildfires stood at 26. With heat and high winds affecting the state, PG&E, the state’s largest electric utility, is again resorting to preemptive power … Continue reading

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Wildfires, Balanced Approach Vital

It is urgently needed to balance the extreme rhetoric if we are to ever reduce this annual burning, as this article from City Journal notes. An excerpt. “The West Coast fire season still has months to run, but it’s already … Continue reading

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Atmospheric River Forecast

From the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes. “CW3E AR Update: 14 September 2020 Outlook “September 14, 2020 “Click here for a pdf of this information. “Update on the Atmospheric River forecast to make landfall over the Pacific Northwest An AR … Continue reading

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Disposables

An excellent history of disposable articles, and how valuable they really are, from City Journal. An excerpt. “For half a century, it’s been a term of disdain: the “throwaway society,” uttered with disgust by the environmentally enlightened. But now that … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, History

Managing the Forests

According to this article from American Greatness, there are reasons that hasn’t gone too well lately. An excerpt. “Millions of acres of California forest have been blackened by wildfires this summer, leading to the usual angry denunciations from the usual quarters about … Continue reading

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Creek Fire, Big, Fast, Dangerous!

Excellent article from NASA. An excerpt. “On Friday September 4, 2020 at about 6:44 PM PDT the Creek Fire began in the Big Creek drainage area between Shaver Lake, Big Creek and Huntington Lake, Calif. NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured … Continue reading

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Walking, It’s Wonderful!

Reminding us is this story from New Geography. An excerpt. “Walking has been having a moment for a while now. Books and research have been proliferating about the joys and benefits of walking, which include cultural exchange, spiritual enlightenment, and cognitive and creative … Continue reading

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Water Strategy

A good article from AgAlert calling for a new and improved water strategy for California. An excerpt. “Recent years have brought a taste of extreme weather and the destructive power in nature that’s always just around the corner here in … Continue reading

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Wildfires do Some Good

According to this excellent article from The Revelator. An excerpt. “Earlier this month a series of lightning strikes touched off dozens of fires across California, burning 1.5 million acres, choking cities with smoke and claiming at least six lives. Outside … Continue reading

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Great Article on New Fish Freeway

It is posted on Susan Maxwell Skinner’s Facebook page. An excerpt. “FREEWAY FOR FISH AIMS FOR 2021 COMPLETION: “A two-year, $9.7 million project extending Nimbus Hatchery’s famous fish ladder into Nimbus Basin is half complete. The hatchery’s 65-year-old ladder will … Continue reading

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