Category Archives: Environment

Republicans are the new ‘know nothing’ party

Some 58% of Republicans–69% of those who voted for Donald Trump–believe the severity of the coronavirus pandemic is being exaggerated, and only 10% of those over 65 (the most vulnerable group) are worried about it, according to a new poll … Continue reading

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Musk’s mad at the media for reporting the truth

Tesla founder Elon Musk is becoming increasingly disenchanted with the media’s treatment of his company, and he’s threatening to return fire. Tesla has received plenty of negative media coverage recently: Missed production schedules, questions about working conditions at its factories, … Continue reading

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California’s beaches are yours–if you can get to them

The California Coastal Zone Conservation Initiative made the state’s entire coast public property, but a Silicon Valley darling is trying to block access to a San Mateo County beach where I spent much of my misspent youth. Vinod Khosla, a … Continue reading

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The high future cost of being green in California

Californians already pay some of highest rates for electricity in the U.S., but that’s nothing compared to what the future holds as we push as hard as we can to get as green as we can. Residential electricity rates in … Continue reading

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Why is Newmont Mining getting away with this? Because it can

Last week’s vote by a state Senate subcommittee to consider unloading Empire Mine State Historic Park is an illustration of how corporations can evade the consequences of their actions. The state has spent $36 million over the last six years to … Continue reading

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Consolidated Fire sees the future; Do others see it too?

The Nevada County Consolidated Fire Protection District, until recently a poster boy for dysfunctional government, is now leading the way toward what should be the future of fire departments in western Nevada County. Now, will others join the parade? Consolidated Fire’s Board … Continue reading

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