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Senator Wolk Applauds New Law on Crisis Nurseries, Push for Action on Oil by Rail

Senator Wolk Applauds New Law on Crisis Nurseries, Push for Action on Oil by Rail

Wolk applauds new law supporting crisis nurseries in Yolo, throughout state  Governor signs bill to remove unnecessary restrictions driving up nurseries’ operation costs State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) applauded the Governor’s signature Sunday of legislation by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) to allow crisis nurseries statewide, including the Yolo Crisis Nursery, to continue providing...

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YubaNet.com
Environmental scientists being urged to broaden the advice they give on global climate change

Sep 26, 2014

Sept. 26, 2014 - Writing in the journal Nature Climate Change, The University of Manchester researchers argue that scientists are expressing a strong desire to fix the problems highlighted by their studies into human-induced climate change. The author...

YubaNet.com
If trees could talk: Forest research network reveals global change effects

Sep 26, 2014
If trees could talk: Forest research network reveals global change effects

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Davis Vanguard
State PUC Studies Warn of Flawed Gas Distribution Pipes: West Davis Leaks Continue

Sep 26, 2014

According to a release by a group called Stonegate Citizens Safety Committee, The State Public Utilities Commission released two studies that paint a mixed picture about the large number of gas leaks in PG&E distribution lines in west Davis. One study, released in May, attributed most of the problem to construction defects on “tee...

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YubaNet.com
Study identifies gauntlet of man-made obstacles facing migrating pronghorn in greater Yellowstone

Sep 25, 2014

Sept. 25, 2014 - One of North America's last remaining long-distance land migrations, better known as the Path of the Pronghorn, is being threatened by a mosaic of natural gas field development, highway traffic, and fencing in the upper Green River Basin, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. WCS scientists used a model traditionally...

Davis Vanguard
Paso Fino Developers Revamp Proposal, Saving Trees, Reducing Houses

Sep 25, 2014
Paso Fino Developers Revamp Proposal, Saving Trees, Reducing Houses

Late on Wednesday, just a few hours before the scheduled planning commission meeting at 7 pm, the city announced that they were cancelling the meeting. Earlier that day, developer Jason Taormino emailed city staff and planning commissioners with a revised proposal. He wrote that the new option accomplishes three things. First, it retains the...

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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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