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Climate Change Issues and Farming Practices

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller,

What happens when the grapes are gone……   DAVID KELLER September 2015 PD Article Link Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes occupy more than 60,000 acres, with vineyard acreage expanding 80 percent between 1988 and 2014. Our climate, soils […]

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Wholistic Fire Prevention Starts Now

Wholistic Fire Prevention Starts Now TARGETED GOAT GRAZING? It’s year round, economical, efficient and natural way to practice Regenerative Ag.    Goats, especially certain breeds, are natural brush eaters.  They eat the stuff that becomes tinder for wildfires.  When managed well they eat the troublesome stuff, poison oak a favorite, and leave the mature trees and

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Hopkins Support for Biomass called out: “Not so Clean Energy”

Sonoma Clean Power Board needs new members who understand facts and science….   Not so clean energy EDITOR: In his Aug. 13 Close to Home column, Sonoma Clean Power CEO Geof Syphers admitted that Sonoma Clean Power relies on gas-powered electricity plants that negatively impact the health of people in low-income communities (“North Coast’s dirty

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New Tree Ordinance Unveiled by Permit Sonoma

New Tree Ordinance Unveiled by Permit Sonoma Tree Protection Ordinance On August 3, 2023, the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider updates to current tree removal regulations. After holding a public hearing, the Commission then asked staff to return on August 31 with additional provisions to strengthen the Sonoma County Tree Protection Ordinance

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SCOTUS Ruling Opens Door to Wetlands Destruction

The EPA Removes Federal Protections for Most of the Country’s Wetlands James Doubek/NPR “This rule spells out how the Sackett decision has undermined our ability to prevent the destruction of our nation’s wetlands, which protect drinking water, absorb floods and provide habitat for wildlife,” said Jim Murphy, the National Wildlife Federation’s director of legal advocacy.

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Investment Banker Appointed to Infrastructure Group Wants to Privatize Local Water

Biden Infrastructure Report Pushes ‘Disastrous Water Privatization Schemes,’ Watchdog Says “President Biden should have never appointed an investment banker to chair an advisory council for the nation’s infrastructure,” said one advocate.   An under-the-radar report by U.S. President Joe Biden’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council should not go unnoticed, said the national watchdog Food & Water Watch on

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