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Climate Change

Watermelon Environmentalism, Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside

President Obama, who wants to emphasize science, has chosen Carol Browner for his “Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change,” a new post being dubbed the “Climate Czar.” Browner’s recent career will be of interest to Americans struggling with a weak economy and cold weather. Carol Browner is …

Commentary

Wishy-Washy Wrangling over Water Works

Before the end of 2008, the Delta Vision Committee will send Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, “one of the most ambitious infrastructure and habitat restoration projects ever proposed in America,” according to news reports. The plan will restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a prime source of drinking water …

Commentary

Why Water Markets Should be Part of the “Vision” for the Delta, and All of California

SACRAMENTO – Before the end of 2008, the Delta Vision Committee will send Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger a Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), “one of the most ambitious infrastructure and habitat restoration projects ever proposed in America,” according to news reports, to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a prime source of drinking …

Commentary

PRI Report Shows California’s Water Problems Are Mostly Due to Uneven Distribution, Not Lack of Supply

PRI Report Shows California’s Water Problems Are Mostly Due to Uneven Distribution, Not Lack of Supply San Francisco – California should lift bans and restrictions to help alleviate the water distribution problem, according to Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis, a Pacific Research Institute …

Environment

Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis

San Francisco – California should lift bans and restrictions to help alleviate the water distribution problem, according to Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis, a Pacific Research Institute report released today. The challenge for the Golden State is to move water from areas with …

Agriculture

Subsidies and Pricing Key to Significant Water Conservation in California Agriculture

In September, the Pacific Institute, an Oakland-based environmental think tank, released More with Less: Agricultural Conservation and Efficiency in California, a report that analyzes opportunities for reductions in agricultural water use, particularly in the water-stressed Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region. That fragile ecosystem is home to the court-protected Delta smelt and …

Agriculture

Why McCain needs to read Goldwater

Those who aspire to elected office, and all those who hold office, would do well to heed the advice of Barry Goldwater, former Arizona senator and presidential candidate. None would benefit more than presidential nominee John McCain, Goldwater’s Arizona successor in the U.S. Senate. Goldwater’s ideas, and the principles upon …

Commentary

Mixing Oil and Water

On Aug. 6, the California Coastal Commission approved a desalination plant at Carlsbad in San Diego County, a region with severe water needs in normal times and hard hit by the current drought. The $300-million for-profit venture by the Poseidon Resources Corporation aims to produce as much as 50 million …

Business & Economics

How Water, Oil, and Government Mix in California

On August 6, the California Coastal Commission approved a desalination plant at Carlsbad in San Diego County, a region with severe water needs in normal times and hard hit by the current drought. The $300-million for-profit venture by the Poseidon Resources Corporation aims to produce as much as 50 million …

Climate Change

Brown Blocks Bottled Water Over Global Warming

On July 29, California’s Attorney General Jerry Brown said he will sue to block a proposed water-bottling operation in Northern California, unless its effects on global warming are evaluated. Nestlé Waters North America wants to pump 200 million gallons of water a year from three natural springs that supply McCloud, …

Climate Change

Watermelon Environmentalism, Green on the Outside, Red on the Inside

President Obama, who wants to emphasize science, has chosen Carol Browner for his “Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change,” a new post being dubbed the “Climate Czar.” Browner’s recent career will be of interest to Americans struggling with a weak economy and cold weather. Carol Browner is …

Commentary

Wishy-Washy Wrangling over Water Works

Before the end of 2008, the Delta Vision Committee will send Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, “one of the most ambitious infrastructure and habitat restoration projects ever proposed in America,” according to news reports. The plan will restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a prime source of drinking water …

Commentary

Why Water Markets Should be Part of the “Vision” for the Delta, and All of California

SACRAMENTO – Before the end of 2008, the Delta Vision Committee will send Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger a Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), “one of the most ambitious infrastructure and habitat restoration projects ever proposed in America,” according to news reports, to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a prime source of drinking …

Commentary

PRI Report Shows California’s Water Problems Are Mostly Due to Uneven Distribution, Not Lack of Supply

PRI Report Shows California’s Water Problems Are Mostly Due to Uneven Distribution, Not Lack of Supply San Francisco – California should lift bans and restrictions to help alleviate the water distribution problem, according to Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis, a Pacific Research Institute …

Environment

Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis

San Francisco – California should lift bans and restrictions to help alleviate the water distribution problem, according to Go with the Flow: Why water markets can solve California’s water crisis, a Pacific Research Institute report released today. The challenge for the Golden State is to move water from areas with …

Agriculture

Subsidies and Pricing Key to Significant Water Conservation in California Agriculture

In September, the Pacific Institute, an Oakland-based environmental think tank, released More with Less: Agricultural Conservation and Efficiency in California, a report that analyzes opportunities for reductions in agricultural water use, particularly in the water-stressed Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region. That fragile ecosystem is home to the court-protected Delta smelt and …

Agriculture

Why McCain needs to read Goldwater

Those who aspire to elected office, and all those who hold office, would do well to heed the advice of Barry Goldwater, former Arizona senator and presidential candidate. None would benefit more than presidential nominee John McCain, Goldwater’s Arizona successor in the U.S. Senate. Goldwater’s ideas, and the principles upon …

Commentary

Mixing Oil and Water

On Aug. 6, the California Coastal Commission approved a desalination plant at Carlsbad in San Diego County, a region with severe water needs in normal times and hard hit by the current drought. The $300-million for-profit venture by the Poseidon Resources Corporation aims to produce as much as 50 million …

Business & Economics

How Water, Oil, and Government Mix in California

On August 6, the California Coastal Commission approved a desalination plant at Carlsbad in San Diego County, a region with severe water needs in normal times and hard hit by the current drought. The $300-million for-profit venture by the Poseidon Resources Corporation aims to produce as much as 50 million …

Climate Change

Brown Blocks Bottled Water Over Global Warming

On July 29, California’s Attorney General Jerry Brown said he will sue to block a proposed water-bottling operation in Northern California, unless its effects on global warming are evaluated. Nestlé Waters North America wants to pump 200 million gallons of water a year from three natural springs that supply McCloud, …

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