Category Archives: Environmentalism

Forest Health Creates Jobs

Excellent article from Cal Matters. An excerpt. “The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting urban and rural communities across California. Congress is exploring economic recovery legislation that includes investments in workforce development and infrastructure. And in Sacramento, there … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism

Dust Storms

They seem to be regular occurrences, but this one is really, really big, as this story from MSN News reports. An excerpt. “Each summer, massive plumes of dust traverse the atmosphere above the tropical Atlantic Ocean, traveling 5,000 miles from … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Sac State Story

A great story from our beloved campus, from Sacramento State News. An excerpt. “From the turkeys that parade across campus and 100,000 honeybees living at the BAC Yard, to the iconic squirrels with nearly 1,000 Instagram followers (#squirrelsofsacstate), and even … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Salmon in the San Joaquin

Great story about the resilient salmon, from the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. An excerpt. “If there’s one certainty in these uncertain times, it’s that nature is resilient, and one needn’t look further than the San Joaquin River as an … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Green Power Delusional?

An excellent case is made that it is, in this article from Manhattan Contrarian. An excerpt. “If you dutifully read your U.S. mainstream media, you undoubtedly have the impression that “clean” and “green” energy is rapidly sweeping all before it, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History, Politics

Water Cooperation

It can be done, as this great story from Current shows. An excerpt. “The saying rang true when Mark Twain coined it, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.”  150 years later it still resonates and throughout the arid … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Water

Salmon, Going Home

These are truly amazing creatures; read this article from Eos. An excerpt. “After spending their adult lives at sea, salmon famously swim upriver until they reach the exact location where they were hatched. Salmon complete this incredible journey only once—after … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries

Oil & the Virus

Things could change, but not necessarily as expected, according to this article from City Journal. An excerpt. “China is about one month ahead of the United States in exiting the Covid-19 shutdown. That country’s rush-hour traffic jams now equal or exceeded pre-lockdown … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Environmentalism, Transportation

Microplastics in Our Water

California is leading the way to deal with this, as this story from the National Law Review reports. An excerpt. “The California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board”) is poised to become “the first regulatory agency in the world … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Thinning Forest Means More Snowpack

Interesting study reported from The Tahoe Daily Tribune. An excerpt. “The Sierra Nevada forest is an important resource for the surrounding communities in Nevada and California. “Thinning the forest by removing trees by hand or using heavy machinery is one … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water