Saturday, April 11, 2015

California's New Era of Heat Destroys All Previous Records

Bloomberg Business: "The chart below shows average temperatures for the 12 months through March 31, for each year going back to 1895. The orange line shows the trend rising roughly 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit per decade, just a bit faster than the warming trend observed worldwide."

Thursday, April 2, 2015

About the San Francisco Transit Riders

SFTRU: "Although San Francisco is often on the cutting edge, our transit system has fallen behind that of other major cities. We are frustrated with the delays, slow travel times, and lack of funding for better service.

San Franciscans have consistently supported transit, and they deserve a reliable, robust, and 21st-century transit system. SFTRU is delivering that change. Please become a member to join our community and support our work."

Friday, March 27, 2015

It's The End Of March And 99.85% Of California Is Abnormally Dry Already

Zero Hedge: "With summer around the corner, the US Drought Monitoring service reports today that a stunning 99.85% of California is "abnormally dry," and 98.11% of the state is in drought conditions leaving over 37 million people in harm's way."

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Oil companies are dumping waste into California’s remaining drinkable water sources

Salon.com: "California has a drinking water problem on top of its drinking water problem. Oil companies, with the permission of state officials, have been injecting their wastewater into clean aquifers, according to a damning new report. The practice goes back decades, and is now threatening water quality at a time when the drought-plagued state needs every drop it can get."

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

3.3 billion metric tons of C02 generated to produce food that is thrown away

How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change: "The water wastage alone would be the equivalent of the entire annual flow of the Volga—Europe's largest river—according to a UN report. The energy that goes into the production, harvesting, transporting, and packaging of that wasted food, meanwhile, generates more than 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide. If food waste were a country, it would be the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, behind the U.S. and China. (Read about the author who's waging a war against global food waste.)"


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A good list of transportion services in Napa Valley for Seniors, some free

Seniors get to their destinations without disruption : St. Helena Star: "This trolley is an on-demand, door-to-door transit service in the town of Yountville. The trolley is wheelchair-accessible, runs seven days per week, and is free-of-charge.

No Napa Valley destination needs to be out-of-reach for local seniors … there are definitely ways to get there with a little planning and a lot of dedicated folks behind the wheel."