Archive for 2009

The Oh Decade: Old water policies limit choices for future

December 31st, 2009

By Peter GleickSpecial to The Sacramento Bee (quite relevant in Southern California and beyond) We live in a fragile time and place. Californians started out in 1850 grossly abusing our water resources and we’ve never stopped. The difference… more »

At What Cost?

December 30th, 2009

Ever wondered what the actual costs are to replace a traditional non-native landscape with a sustainable native landscape? This great article takes you step by step through the cost benefit analysis of replacing a San Jose area business… more »

Tijuana River Valley residents prepare for second storm

December 23rd, 2009

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December 23rd, 2009

Schwarzenegger to seek federal help for California budgethttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget23-2009dec23,0,7164018.story?track=rss“One new source of revenue in the budget: Schwarzenegger will revive a plan to allow offshore oil drilling from an existing platform off the Santa Barbara coast. The proposal was so… more »

December 22nd, 2009

Offshore Arctic Oil Spills Not so Easy to Clean up, Study Findshttp://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/offshore-arctic-oil-spills-not,1100224.shtml Top 10 stories of 2009: Argument over drilling on the OCShttp://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=11714762 Why Some Enviros Back T-Ridge Oil Project (CA)http://www.calbuzz.com/2009/12/why-some-enviros-back-t-ridge-oil-project/ The Environmental Impacts of Offshore Oil Drillinghttp://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch;_SearchValue_0=EJ829741&ERICExtSearch;_SearchType_0=no&accno;=EJ829741 more »

Offshore Oil Drilling – Not the Answer in Oregon

December 22nd, 2009

In Oregon, Rep. Ben Cannon, chairman of the House Environment and Water Committee, says he’ll ask the Legislature in its February session to renew the state’s oil-drilling moratorium and turn it into a permanent ban. Portland-based Environment Oregon… more »

Solving border pollution woes

December 18th, 2009

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, in the aftermath of the recent massive rainstorm that hit Southern California, is the debris trail — used tires, plastic bottles, plywood, and discarded dolls. It starts in the canyons of Tijuana and ends… more »

Farmers, ranchers assess damage after rains

December 18th, 2009

SOUTH COUNTY — As the Tijuana River Valley dries out during a respite from two late-fall storms, city officials and border-area farmers and ranchers are assessing the damage. Last weekend’s storm added to the pools of water, mud… more »

Gift Idea

December 18th, 2009

Ocean Friendly Gardens Book! more »

A Terrible Place to Drill for Oil

December 17th, 2009

The following is from an article by Greg Haegele, Deputy Executive Director, Sierra Club and Athan Manuel, Director of the Sierra Club Public Lands Protection Program. Image credit: Beehive Collective, Art Not Oil. The Chukchi Sea is a… more »