March 2018 Archives

Transparency Anyone?

In wine country government has allowed new conventional vineyards next to grammar schools. In fact one such vineyard was next to 5 schools, all with young children within a half mile. Same vintner who illegally cut down 11 acres of…

 

Pesticide Forum on Wednesday April 4th at 7pm

“According to the most recent data available, Napa County has the highest cancer rate for white women in the state and the fifth highest childhood cancer rate.  In addition, among Latinos, Napa County has the third highest rate of non-Hodgkin’s…

 

Wine. Our Best Friend, or Worst Enemy?

Thank you for a great article Aleta. Getting the wine industry off water won’t happen, follow the money. If you look at Sonoma County Crop reports, after 1970 when irrigation of grapes began, the industry has doubled yield per acre…

 

Our Federal Science Agencies Are in Mortal Danger

Our Federal Science Agencies Are in Mortal Danger Whether by strategy or ineptitude or both, the Trump administration is starving them of the expertise they need to fulfill their essential functions  Andrew A. Rosenberg, Kathleen Rest Our national political landscape…

 

Trees, our best defense against climate change

“California’s arboreal apocalypse is being exacerbated by the raging wildfires that the state’s forestry department helped stoke. Unlike sub-Arctic and tropical forests, temperate ones are often densely populated with people. A state-funded watchdog report showed in February that California’s forests…