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To: Letters to the Editor: More is Not Sustainable

In response to the Press Democrat’s article, Sonoma Valley Growth Sparks Debate, http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6553038-181/sonoma-valley-growth-sparks-debate?artslide=0 documenting the many impacts of tourism and winery events that are out of control. Neighborhoods should not be collateral damage in the race for profits. Communities should…

 

Bounty of the forest floor

The Magc Of The Forest Floor! The Magic of the Forest Floor. Our long awaited rains have arrived and have awakened the amazing bio-diverse life in the earth.. Hello Napa Vision 2050 supporters, With a break in our wet weather,…

 

Army Veterans to Return to Standing Rock

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/11/standing-rock-army-veterans-camp?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=212863&subid=11404366&CMP=GT_US_collection US veterans are returning to Standing Rock and pledging to shield indigenous activists from attacks by a militarized police force, another sign that the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline is far from over. Army veterans from across the…

 

Greenbelt Alliance has praise and warnings for Napa County

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/greenbelt-alliance-has-praise-and-warnings-for-napa-county/article_5f0929f5-03c7-56d3-8f24-69b33e655564.html Greenbelt Alliance has praise and warnings for Napa County BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com   Feb 4, 2017 Updated 20 hrs agoAmong Bay Area counties, Napa County has the lowest amount of land at risk for what the Greenbelt Alliance calls “sprawl” development, though…

 

State clears a hurdle for Roundup warning

Over 84,000 pounds of RoundUp used in Sonoma County vineyards in 2013 alone….. http://democratherald.com/business/california-clears-hurdle-for-cancer-warning-label-on-roundup/article_f7cf9dc3-bf7f-570e-bd08-d7c850073914.html By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press Jan 27, 2017 Updated Jan 27, 2017 Shortly afterward, the most populated U.S. state took its first step in 2015 to…

 

Risky water source by Brenda Adelman

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6529483-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor Risky water source EDITOR: The state’s concern about future water supplies is well-founded. Yet using treated wastewater to augment supplies is risky business (“Water plan to change ‘way of life,’ ” Jan. 2). Historically, the state has allowed treated wastewater…

 

‘Sustainable’ Sonoma wine could fetch $7-a-bottle more, survey says

Can we just stop the greenwashing now? The industry will never be sustainable using copious amounts of chemicals and depleting groundwater resources. We may not be in a drought today but what about next year?   http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/6542237-181/sustainable-sonoma-wine-consumer-sales ‘Sustainable’ Sonoma wine…