Category Archives: Environmentalism

Northern California Drought?

Probably not this year, but this article from CBS Local, San Francisco, examines the parameters of the debate. An excerpt. “DAVIS (CBS SF) — What kind of winter is California having? This year, trying to answer that presents another question, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Urban Planners Increasing Water Pollution?

Maybe, if this story from Science Daily proves accurate. An excerpt. “Urban growth boundaries are created by governments in an effort to concentrate urban development — buildings, roads and the utilities that support them — within a defined area. These … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Water

California’s Housing Issues

Another take from New Geography. An excerpt. “Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature and the state’s bureaucracy claim to be addressing the state’s much discussed “housing crisis.” But rather than improve the state’s awful affordability crisis, the policies being enacted are … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism, Government

Salmon in the American River

So far, this is a very good year, according to this report from ACWA. An excerpt. “Kat Perkins, a scientist with the Sacramento Water Forum, poured over an aerial image of the lower American River near Sailor Bar in Fair … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Bringing the Salmon Back

Interesting and controversial (only because the salmon, because of hatcheries, are doing fine) article from the East Bay Express about this. An excerpt. “Mike Hudson began commercially fishing about 25 years ago. Fishing was productive enough that he paid off … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

The Homeless & Polluted Waterways

There s a strong connection as this article from California Healthline reports. An excerpt. “Fecal Bacteria In California’s Waterways Increases With Homeless Crisis “President Donald Trump, a self-described germophobe, has made no secret of his disgust with California’s growing homeless … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Homelessness

Salton Sea Recovery?

A great story from the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. “It came as a bittersweet surprise to biologists and government agencies monitoring the steadily shrinking Salton Sea’s slide toward death by choking dust storms and salt. “Thousands of acres of … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism