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."


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater

DeSmogBlog: "It was revealed yesterday that the California State Water Resources Board has sent a letter to the EPA confirming that at least nine of those sites were in fact dumping wastewater contaminated with fracking fluids and other pollutants into aquifers protected by state law and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act."

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fare-free Emeryville Go-Round is well-liked and needed

Virgin.com: "everyone on the Emeryville Go-round was using it to get from home to MacArthur BART station which would whisk them into work downtown. “If it wasn’t for the Go-Round I wouldn’t be able to live in Emeryville. It’s a nice place, you get more space for your money here, and there are great facilities which I wouldn’t be able to take advantage of if it wasn’t for the Go-Round,” said Rubiha Masidjana, an Emeryville resident."