Sonoma County’s Climate Action Plan Found Deficient by Court

In a case contested by River Watch, the court found that Sonoma County’s Climate Action Plan violated CEQA due to insufficient information, failed to include effective enforceable standards for the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, and failed to develop and fully analyze alternatives. The court ruled there is insufficient information in the administrative record to … Continue reading “Sonoma County’s Climate Action Plan Found Deficient by Court”

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

You are receiving this email because in the past you have expressed interest in the expansion of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA is soliciting comment on National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments designated or expanded since April 28, 2007, during a 30-day public comment period, which opened on Monday, June 26, 2017. … Continue reading “Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary”

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Threat and Action

Greetings to All, Just hours ago, the Trump Administration formally started their process to gut protection for the spectacular Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Help us protect the Monument! For this Monument and every other of the 27 monuments under attack by Trump, please take action now. The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is a gem of biodiversity at … Continue reading “Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Threat and Action”

From Extreme Drought to Record Rain: Why California’s Drought-to-deluge cycle is Getting Worse

LA Times, April 2017 Rong-Gong Lin II and Paige St. John California’s climate has long been dominated by cycles of intense dry conditions followed by heavy rain and snow. But never before in recorded history has the state seen such an extreme drought-to-deluge swing. Experts and state water officials say California is seeing more of … Continue reading “From Extreme Drought to Record Rain: Why California’s Drought-to-deluge cycle is Getting Worse”

Re: Drought to Deluge

To All, The “tunnel transportation solution” is simply another promotion for transporting more water from Norther California to Southern California. Jerry Brown is from Southern CA and the primary political clout in CA seems to reside in Southern CA. Personally, I think it was a big mistake to reverse the water conservation measures that the … Continue reading “Re: Drought to Deluge”

Scientists to Launch Global Hunt for ‘Line in the Rock’ Marking the ‘Scary’ New Man-made Epoch

A worldwide hunt for a “line in the rock” that shows the beginning of a new geological epoch defined by humanity’s extraordinary impact on planet Earth is expected to get underway in the next few weeks. The idea that we are now living in the Anthropocene epoch has been gaining ground in recent years. The … Continue reading “Scientists to Launch Global Hunt for ‘Line in the Rock’ Marking the ‘Scary’ New Man-made Epoch”

Working Sessions on Climate and Hydrology

To All, You are invited to participate in one or more working sessions for North Bay Watershed Association’s Climate Ready North Bay project. You may attend one or more working sessions. Each will be tailored to a North Bay watershed or county. Petaluma River watershed: Tuesday, September 13, 10am – Noon, Petaluma Community Center, Conference … Continue reading “Working Sessions on Climate and Hydrology”

Tree Growth Never Slows

Richard Schultz/Corbis Trees — including California’s giant redwoods — add an increasing amount of mass every year. Many foresters have long assumed that trees gradually lose their vigour as they mature, but a new analysis suggests that the larger a tree gets, the more kilos of carbon it puts on each year. “The trees that … Continue reading “Tree Growth Never Slows”

Stream Condition Databases

Hi Everyone, Just sending word that the stream temperature database and scenarios for the Central Valley & remaining parts of California are now available on the NorWeST website (http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/projects/NorWeST.html). Also attached to this email is a poster showing the statewide stream thermalscape that’s now been interpolated from data at 2,663 sites that were contributed by … Continue reading “Stream Condition Databases”

Action: Klamath National Forest Give-Away to Logging Industry

To All, Call it “Christmas in May”; the Klamath National Forest is set to give a big gift to the logging industry at the expense of taxpayers, wildlife and watersheds. Take Action Now. The Klamath National Forest is offering to “sell” old-growth forests for logging in the Middle Creek and Whites timber sales for as … Continue reading “Action: Klamath National Forest Give-Away to Logging Industry”