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Ideological Isolation and Environmental Realities

It’s difficult at best, and often impossible, to have a reasoned exchange of ideas and...

Biodiversity. Family planning. What’s the link?

More than 26,000 of the world’s species are now threatened, according to the latest...

Ric Oberlink

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words… and Millions of Dollars to Immigration Lawyers

“Follow the money.”                  ...

Ric Oberlink

We Need To Be Having This Sobering Conversation About California's Wildfire Epidemic

Californians have always had to deal with seasonal wildfires, now it seems the "season...

Rachel Carson: A sensitive soul who changed the way we see — and treat — the world

Leon Kolankiewicz
March 8, 2017
Mongabay
  • Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz touted Rachel Carson as a heroine and role model for girls in his comic strips. That may well have been the case, but the more I learned about her as I matured and my interest in nature and the environment deepened, the more she became my hero, too.

California won't meet its climate change goals without a lot more housing density in its cities

By Liam Dillon
March 6, 2017
LA Times

To meet the bold new climate change goals put in place last year, California will work to put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from solar panels and other renewable sources.

But those efforts will come up short, warn state regulators, without dramatic changes to how Californians live and travel.

Public University Lays off 79 IT Workers After They Train Outsourced Replacements

Laid-off unionized IT workers at the University of California's San Francisco campus protested and spoke to the media on their last day of work.

Joe Mullin
March 2, 2017
Ars Technica

Union says it's the first time a public university has embraced IT outsourcing. 

Renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson calls for preserving half of Earth to save biodiversity

The extinct golden toad (Incilius periglenes) formerly lived in a small area of cloud forest in Costa Rica.
The last sighting was in May 1989, and it has since been officially classified as extinct.  Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

California's crumbling infrastructure evidence of poor priorities

Heavy equipment operators dig access points to the riverbank to allow heavy equipment access to remove the sediment and debris from the diversion pool area just below the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam in Butte County. Photo taken February 17, 2017. Brian Baer/ California Department of Water Resources

By: Todd Firchette
February 20, 2017
Western Farm Press
 

California spent on high-speed rail and illegal immigrants, but ignored Oroville Dam

Photo by: Randy Pench
The California Department of Water Resources increased the amount of water being discharged from Lake Oroville in anticipation of storms later this week as well as snowmelt this spring, but criticism about neglect of the 50-year-old dam continues to flood the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. (Associated Press)

 
By Valerie Richardson
February 13, 2017

Forget Silicon Valley: Here’s the place worried that Trump will chop technology visas

Seema Mody
February 13, 2017
CNBC
 
President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda and his focus on curbing immigration have stoked fears that visas widely given to technology workers may be on the chopping block.
 

San Joaquin Valley continues to sink because of groundwater pumping, NASA says

Joseph Serna
February 9, 2017
Los Angeles Times

California’s San Joaquin Valley continues to sink at an alarming rate because of groundwater pumping and irrigation, according to a new study by NASA.

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