Environment

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NASA Satellites Show Drought May Take Toll on Congo Rainforest

Apr 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 - A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

The study, led by Liming Zhou of University at Albany, State University of New York, shows between 2000 and 2012 the decline...

Davis Vanguard
Zero Waste Beyond Bring Your Own Bag

Apr 23, 2014
Zero Waste Beyond Bring Your Own Bag

by Michelle Millet One of the first steps my family took when attempting to reduce the amount of waste we generate is bringing our own bags when going grocery shopping. My husband does the bulk of the shopping on the weekend and has consistently been bringing usable bags on these trips for the past...

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Blue-footed boobies threatened in the Galápagos because of low sardine diet

Apr 22, 2014
Blue-footed boobies threatened in the Galápagos because of low sardine diet

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Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida

Apr 22, 2014
Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida

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Earth Day 2014: Green Cities

Earth Day 2014: Green Cities

Today is Earth Day, and over one billion people in 192 countries are taking action to protect the environment. From Sydney to San Jose, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo, Beijing to Beirut, Amazonia to Honolulu, Washington, D.C. to Moscow, people everywhere are organizing demonstrations and rallies, demanding climate action, cleaning...

Davis Vanguard
Train Shutdown of Downtown Demonstrates Urgency of Rail Relocation in Davis

Apr 22, 2014
Train Shutdown of Downtown Demonstrates Urgency of Rail Relocation in Davis

Monday, 8:54 am, it is a normal commute into the downtown, headed westbound on Fifth Street. Up ahead I see the flashing lights and the gates down but no train yet. I head down to Third Street, I can already see the train on the tracks parallel to Second Street. At 8:56 am, the...

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First solar bread oven takes a bow

Apr 20, 2014
First solar bread oven takes a bow

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Drought adds to Syria’s misery

Apr 20, 2014
Drought adds to Syria’s misery

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There’s Something Ancient in the Icebox

Apr 18, 2014
There’s Something Ancient in the Icebox

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Davis Vanguard
Why is Council Now Exempting Restaurants from Paper Bag Fee?

Apr 18, 2014
Why is Council Now Exempting Restaurants from Paper Bag Fee?

When the Davis City Council eventually passed its single use bag ordinance, it had the option to exclude restaurants, but based in part on the issue of fairness, decided to include restaurants. As the city notes, “All stores and restaurants located within the limits of the City of Davis that sell perishable or non-perishable...

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