Category Archives: Environmentalism

Floating Fiberglass Ocean Islands?

This invention, profiled in Business Insider, has interesting possibilities. An excerpt. A tiny fiberglass island is bobbing up and down in the San Francisco Bay right now. From far away, it looks like a beluga whale poking through the water. … Continue reading

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Ocean Clean Up News

It appears the Great Ocean Garbage Patch clean up invention is finally working, very good news from CNN. An excerpt. “A huge trash-collecting system designed to clean up plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean is finally picking up plastic, its … Continue reading

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Power Blackouts

Sadly, this is affecting so many people, story from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. “Californians woke up Thursday to a second straight day of rolling blackouts as PG&E Corp. cut power to hundreds of thousands of households and businesses … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicles, Big Changes Pending

They are big and widespread as more knowledge about them grows, but still pending, as this article from New Geography explains. An excerpt. “For years the EV’s owners have benefitted from Federal subsidies (financed by the working class) and have … Continue reading

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Dark Side of Green Technology

There are often unintended consequences of environmentalism and this article from New Geography explores a couple of them surrounding the production of electric vehicle batteries. An excerpt. “The hype these days is to stop using those dirty fossil fuel driven … Continue reading

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The Ocean Garbage Patch

Amazingly horrifying, article from KQED. An excerpt. “Imagine a giant aquatic vortex between Hawaii and California where converging ocean currents stir a toxic soup of discarded fishing nets, bottles, ropes, toilet seats, toothbrushes, bottle caps, bags and microplastics smaller than … Continue reading

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Congressman McClintock on Forest Management

Our favorite congressman gave a talk at Lake Tahoe the other day on forest management, (posted to his blog) which was excellent. An excerpt. “Look around at the beauty that surrounds us. By this time tomorrow, the scene could be … Continue reading

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