Are you concerned about California’s environment, but not sure how to tackle complex issues like these?
* No regulation of ground water.
* The impacts of forest clear-cutting on critical watersheds.
* GMOs, factory farms, herbicide and pesticide use, and the disappearance of bees.
* How to develop sustainable cities.
* And more local issues!
Want more water? Want to help restore the natural environmental systems that would support both the environment and water protection? Want to know what you can do? One big step in the right direction is to stop clear-cutting in California. Here are some possibilities for you to help achieve the goal and help California.
The drought may be harming both humans and wildlife, but extinction is forever. Several fish species—including a major run of salmon--in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary are at imminent risk of extinction, even as state and federal agencies have petitioned for more water to be sent from the Delta to agricultural and municipal water users.
With deep thanks to the Palo Alto City Council members for their unanimous support, we happily report that we will have a bird friendly and environmentally sensitive bridge over US101 next to Adobe Creek in Palo Alto. Our activists and our allies helped make it happen.
An opportunity to climb in exotic Ladakh – the Indian side of the Himalaya – leads to an exciting trip on the Kang Yatze (KY) massif filled with good crampon work, icy passages, crawling on hands and knees in soft snow, and two breathtaking summits above 20,000 feet.
Why are tennis players so happy? Climate Change, though providing sunny skies and dry courts, is threatening our agricultural industry and recreational skiing. Our pre – climate change storms are being diverted, cooled, and then dumped in the Midwest and Northeast. Will tunnels that divert water from the north of the state to the south alleviate the problem?
Watershed opens with sweeping views of the sinuous river and red rock canyon while the timbre voice of Robert Redford narrates: “The Colorado is the most dammed, dibbed, and diverted river in the world… a machine supporting the needs of 30 million people.” So much so, that the Colorado which once fed the Sea of Cortez is now dried up 90 miles short of the Gulf of California.
Pollution control officials at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District plan to end Spare The Air Days and instead permanently ban wood-burning fireplaces starting in November 2015. After the ban goes into effect, to rent or sell homes, homeowners would have to replace their wood-burning fireplaces with gas logs. The ban would also extend to fireplaces in all new homes. Conversion could cost as much as $3,000 per fireplace. (source: Bay Area news reports)