Fracking During a Drought?

Fracking During a Drought?

Governor Brown has called for Californians to voluntarily cut back water use by 20% to help ease strain on our water resources during the drought. What he’s kept quiet about is the water-intensive fracking wells throughout the state that may be developed under oil-industry friendly SB 4. Each well uses an average of 5 million… Read more »

Next Week’s King Tides Are Preview of Sea Level Rise

Next Week’s King Tides Are Preview of Sea Level Rise

Do you ever wonder what sea level rise will look like? Winter high tides, or “king tides” give us a glimpse of our coast’s future with rising sea levels due to climate change. The king tides will be coming next week, Jan 29 – 31st, during the new moon. The California King Tides Initiative is… Read more »

The Drought Is On: Get Free Water-Saving Devices to Reduce Your Use

The Drought Is On: Get Free Water-Saving Devices to Reduce Your Use

Governor Brown made California’s drought an official emergency last week, asking all businesses and residents to cut back water use by 20%. Conserving now means that our existing water supplies will go further, and is the least expensive strategy for both water users and water districts to cope with the drought. Simple water saving devices… Read more »

Recycling and Composting Our Way to Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Recycling and Composting Our Way to Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions

$30 million of California’s cap-and-trade funds will be invested in recycling, composting, bio-fuels from agricultural waste and recycled content manufacturing in our state, announced Californians Against Waste last week. Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to fund this type of infrastructure will help shift waste away from landfills, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, Californians… Read more »

Yosemite Fire Brings Climate Change Closer to Home

Yosemite Fire Brings Climate Change Closer to Home

It’s reassuring to think of climate change as happening somewhere else, preferably in places where you have no contacts, no history, and no plans of visiting. The less personal, the easier it is to look the other way. Last year, millions of people weren’t given the option of turning a cheek as Superstorm Sandy barreled… Read more »