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Petaluma Alert: Sid Commons development

“We are in need of strong letters of support (and funding, where the Open Space District provides only a portion of a project’s cost) emphasizing the importance of this project and the fact that, if these public trust values are not now protected, the opportunity to save them, and our river, will be lost.” Petaluma …

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500+ Scientists Demand Stop to Tree Burning as Climate Solution

Sonoma County activists stopped the biomass production plan for one year only. Supervisor Hopkins still supports the industry. Just say NO! ““Trees are more valuable alive than dead both for climate and for biodiversity,”” 500+ Scientists Demand Stop to Tree Burning as Climate Solution  Common Dreams Feb. 14, 2021 09:53AM EST EON’s biofuel power station …

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Sonoma County’s native oak forests and woodlands are under attack – Comments Needed Now!

Credit where credit is due….nice SCCA is on this now however, without Kimberly Burr & Larry Hanson of Forest Unlimited, who have worked tirelessly for many years to get a new tree ordinance we would not be here. Note: 120 acres of oak woodlands were clear cut for more vineyards (during a megadrought and wine …

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Local Coastal Plan – Public Feedback Period

Economic Development Board Report (pre-pandemic) shows tourism is only 6.5% of our GDP. Our children can’t afford to live here, we need less tourism, more resident protections. Pesticides and vineyards have been permanently banned in California coastal communities due to environmental destruction. Let’s not let the wine industry destroy another area of our county. Planners …

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Kenyan woman invents method to turn plastic into construction cubes that are ‘stronger than bricks’

“According to Matee, using sand and a mixture of plastic waste can produce bricks, manholes, and tiles that are stronger than traditional concrete materials used for construction. Matee boasts that “Our product is almost five to seven times stronger than concrete.” What’s more, Matee’s recycled bricks are lighter and cheaper than more traditional construction products.” Kenyan woman invents …

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Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:

WWW published this in 2015, still just as relevant if you add cannabis and that industry’s rush to have events county wide. Note the Economic Development Board facts: Tourism is 6.5% of Sonoma County’s GDP so why all the preference?  Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:  Groundwater depletion Drinking water quality polluted with chemical …

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