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City Proposes EIR Response Letter on Oil Train

Aug 29, 2014
City Proposes EIR Response Letter on Oil Train

In June, the city of Bencia’s Draft Environmental Impact Report downplayed the risk of accident and found that “The risk of an accidental release of crude oil from a train traveling from Roseville to Benicia is considered insignificant.” The report finds most critically, “Although the consequences of a release are potentially severe, the likelihood...

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Davis Vanguard
Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Dies in Assembly

Aug 28, 2014
Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Dies in Assembly

A bill that would have banned plastic bags statewide died in the Assembly failing to overcome a coalition of opposition of Republicans and moderate Democrats after the plastic and paper bag manufacturers mounted a vigorous late campaign to overcome strong support from environmentalists and grocers who supported the proposal. The proposal ended up getting...

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NOAA’s Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

Aug 27, 2014
NOAA’s Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

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World’s Largest Plastic Bottle Structure Draws Attention to Global Plastic Pollution Crisis

Aug 25, 2014

Aug. 2, 2014 - After a flood created a dam where one could cross the Nera River by stepping on plastic bottles at the point of Danube where it enters Romania, the cu.podu project was born, explained Radu Rusu of EcoStuff. The goal of the project is to ...

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BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

Aug 22, 2014
BirdLife and Lynx publish first ever illustrated world bird checklist

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Davis Vanguard
An Update on Green Waste Containerization

Aug 21, 2014
An Update on Green Waste Containerization

by Alan Pryor At their July 28 meeting, the Davis Natural Resources Commission received a report from their Zero Waste Subcommittee on the status of implementation of the green waste containerization in Davis including their recommendations to improve on the previously considered roll-out programs. That Zero Waste Subcommittee report follows in its entirety after...

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YubaNet.com
Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

Aug 20, 2014
Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

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Global warming is moistening the atmosphere

Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014 - We have long suspected that greenhouse gases which cause the Earth to warm would lead to a wetter atmosphere. The latest research published by Eul-Seok Chung, Brian Soden, and colleagues provides new insight into what was thought to be an old problem. In doing so, they experimentally verified what climate...

Davis Vanguard
How to Help Your Trees Survive the Drought

Aug 16, 2014
How to Help Your Trees Survive the Drought

Tree Davis has put out an infographic about how to help your trees survive the drought. They write, “trees and water are both precious resources. Trees make our houses feel like home-they also improve property values, clean our water and air, and even make our streets safer and quieter. When we water wisely and...

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Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss on the Increase

Aug 15, 2014
Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss on the Increase

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