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Residential Infill in Davis and the Death of Governor Brown’s Affordable Housing Trailer Bill

Aug 23, 2016
Residential Infill in Davis and the Death of Governor Brown’s Affordable Housing Trailer Bill

By Leanna Sweha Last Friday’s article about campus housing generated a range of comments with competing views on where best to house students.  Included was debate on the proposed Sterling 5th Street Apartments, which is undergoing CEQA review. Competing views last week also led to the breakdown of talks on Governor Brown’s proposal to...

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Davis Vanguard
On Explaining Science…

On Explaining Science…

by John Berg As a scientist, I was astounded  when I read this comment in the Vanguard this week: “Humans practice science.  Humans are flawed, therefore science is flawed.  Apply that to capitalism, math, democracy…” The beauty of science and mathematics is that the truths discovered do not depend on the flaws of individual...

Davis Vanguard
Troubling Headlines Show Climate Change Is Moving Faster than Predicted

Troubling Headlines Show Climate Change Is Moving Faster than Predicted

By Debra Chase Some of the worst impacts of climate change that were thought to be events that could or would take place far into the future are here now, faster than expected, much faster than science predicted. The earth can no longer take the assault, and is reflecting a deep pattern of climatic...

Davis Vanguard
California Burrowing Owls Are Facing Extinction….If We Do Not Act

California Burrowing Owls Are Facing Extinction….If We Do Not Act

By Catherine Portman and Pam Nieberg The burrowing owl is in imminent danger of becoming extinct…unless we act now. Once widely distributed in California, the burrowing owl has declined significantly over large portions of its former range. The number of breeding burrowing owl pairs statewide declined 60% from the 1980’s to the early 90’s...

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YubaNet.com
Fuelling the fire: new coal technologies spell disaster for climate

Jul 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 25, 2016 - A new report by Friends of the Earth International demonstrates how Underground Coal Gasification -- or UCG -- and Coal Chemical technologies threaten to destabilise the earth’s climate and irreversibly damage local environments.

The report, launched today, comes in the wake of UCG being banned in Queensland, Australia. There...

Davis Vanguard
City Claims Early Success As Organics Collection Sends Tons to Composting

Jul 23, 2016
City Claims Early Success As Organics Collection Sends Tons to Composting

(From Press Release) – Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the residents and businesses of Davis, the first week of the organics collection program went smoothly. During the first week of the program, Davis Waste Removal collected more than155 tons of organics for composting. Typically in July, Davis Waste Removal collects about 128 tons...

YubaNet.com
Using Urban Pigeons to Monitor Lead Pollution

Jul 19, 2016
Using Urban Pigeons to Monitor Lead Pollution

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YubaNet.com
Policy makers and ecologists must develop a more constructive dialogue to save the planet

Jul 19, 2016

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 19, 2016 - An international consensus demands human impacts on the environment "sustain", "maintain", "conserve", "protect", "safeguard", and "secure" it, keeping it within "safe ecological limits". But, a new Trinity College Dubl...

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Cougars Could Save Lives by Lowering Vehicle Collisions with Deer

Jul 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 - You would never guess it from their soft eyes and timid demeanor, but the swift-footed deer is North America's most dangerous mammal to humans.

Each year deer cause 1.2 million vehicle collisions in the U.S., triggering more than 200 deaths, some 29,000 injuries and $1.66 billion in costs associated with vehicle...

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Historic Petition Calls on Obama Administration to Immediately Halt All New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Lands

Jul 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 - More than 250 climate, community and tribal organizations filed a landmark legal petition today calling on the Obama administration to halt all new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands — a step that would align U.S. energy policies with its climate goals and keep up to 450 billion tons...

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