natural resources

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller,

Newly planted vineyards (Bodega Highway) are being ripped out due to no water. Time to dry farm grapes or leave…..  After the grapes are gone By 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 …

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Trees for a Change: Dedicate a Tree as a Gift

Give a tree gift that will grow for years to come… Help restore fire devastated forests and make a difference Impress with our beautiful presentation using 100% recycled paper Wow your recipient when they find their tree location, photos, and their name on our tree registry How It Works                …

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After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller,

The industry has been failing for the last few years with grape gluts, bad business model and lowered sales. Will the coronavirus finish the industry like so many before in this county? The PD reports that the expected decline results in 9.21 million cases of wine.  (See Viticulture Briefs, Sunday June 28th.)  Coronavirus, 2018 record …

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‘Incredibly Reckless’: Trump Moves to Expand Fossil Fuel Drilling in Alaska’s Western Arctic Region

“The rivers, wildlife, and landscapes, including the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area and the Colville/Kuukpik River, are invaluable to Alaskans and to people around the world, and this plan weakens or completely removes protections informed by years of study and understanding of the complex Arctic ecosystem. The agency has repeatedly downplayed the role of fossil fuel …

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New Emails Reveal that the Trump Administration Manipulated Wildfire Science to Promote Logging

“The emails add to concerns that the Trump administration is doing industry’s bidding rather than pursuing the public interest. Across agencies, top positions are filled by former lobbyists, and dozens of investigative reports have revealed agencies working closely with major industries to ease pollution, public health and safety regulations.” New Emails Reveal that the Trump Administration Manipulated …

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‘This Is the Wild West Out Here’

“In this administration, we have seen the doors to our public lands be thrown wide open to industry by the BLM avoiding and subverting any environmental protections we have on the books,” Donnelly said. “Sometimes that is through sweeping secretarial orders upending management of public lands but sometimes it’s just guys at their job trying …

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