Environment

Davis Vanguard
Analysis: What If Research Confirms Fracking Is Not the Danger Environmentalists Fear?

Sep 21, 2014
Analysis: What If Research Confirms Fracking Is Not the Danger Environmentalists Fear?

Fracking has become one of the cause celeb’s in the environmental world where activists fear the process of injecting fracking fluid deep into underground oil and gas wells to extract the fuel, can produce a number of toxic contamination into the water supply. “Hydraulic fracturing, informally referred to as “fracking,” is an oil and...

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YubaNet.com
Report: The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking

Sep 17, 2014

Sept. 16, 2014 - In recent years, the term "fracking" has come to mean far more than just the specific process of extracting oil and natural gas by injecting large volumes of various mixes of water, sand and chemicals deep underground, at extreme press...

Davis Vanguard
Davis Community Pushes Back on West Nile Spraying, Council Subcommittee to Study Issue

Sep 17, 2014
Davis Community Pushes Back on West Nile Spraying, Council Subcommittee to Study Issue

The Davis community for about a half hour overwhelming expressed concerns about the aerial spraying – the impact of the spraying, it’s effectiveness and need as well as the impact on the environment and the native insect population. Councilmember Brett Lee stated, “I think there is a reasonable concern about the agents that are...

Davis Vanguard
My View II: Did City Violate Our Right to Get Free Plastic Bags?

My View II: Did City Violate Our Right to Get Free Plastic Bags?

Every so often I get tickled by things stated in letters to the editor. The recent one complains about “freedoms” being “whittled away.” In a short but sweet letter the write opines, “This recent plastic bag ban is taking away our freedom. We should have the right to choose between plastic, paper or own...

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YubaNet.com
Study maps 15 years of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth

Sep 12, 2014
Study maps 15 years of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth

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YubaNet.com
Rare Lynx Finally Gain Federal Protection Throughout U.S. But Feds Fall Short in Revising Critical Habitat

Sep 11, 2014
Rare Lynx Finally Gain Federal Protection Throughout U.S. But Feds Fall Short in Revising Critical Habitat

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Davis Vanguard
Analysis: Did Council Overreact When They Killed the POU?

Sep 11, 2014
Analysis: Did Council Overreact When They Killed the POU?

In mid-May when the Davis City Council voted 4-1 to kill the city’s exploration into public power, the most commonly cited evidence to support their decision was public power. The issue was controversial for sure. The council spent $400,000 on studies and authorized another $600,000 to start to move toward an implementation process –...

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YubaNet.com
Weather patterns show climate is changing US

Sep 10, 2014
Weather patterns show climate is changing US

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YubaNet.com
Lawsuit Launched to Stop Out-of-control Wildlife Killing by Secretive Federal Agency in Idaho

Sep 9, 2014

BOISE, ID, Sept. 8, 2014 - Four conservation organizations today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services program over its large-scale, often secretive killing of wild animals in Idaho. The program kills mi...

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By 2090 the area burned by forest fires in the European Union could increase by 200% because of climate change

Sep 8, 2014
By 2090 the area burned by forest fires in the European Union could increase by 200% because of climate change

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