Category Archives: Pollution

Dim the Lights…Please?

Photo: If you go all-out with your Christmas light display, you might be doing more harm than good.  According to a recent study presented by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the American Geophysical Union, city … Continue reading

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Whose Fault is it Anyway?

Traffic map of Monday rush hour gridlock caused by street closures due to President Obama’s motorcade. Days after President Obama’s trip to Los Angeles, residents and business owners are still frustrated at the mayhem that was caused during the busiest … Continue reading

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Reusing CO2

When we think about global climate change and the warming of our planet, we tend to think about pollution, specifically greenhouse gas emissions from transit, power plants, or industrial sources.  A typical next step has been finding ways to curb … Continue reading

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Washing Water

Most know him as an actor.  Famous for classic movies like Field of Dreams, Bull Durham and Waterworld.  Who am I talking about? Why…Kevin Costner.  While his on-screen credits are well-known to many movie aficionados, what may not be as obvious … Continue reading

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AB32 Gets Political

With the June 8th primaries for the next Governor of California rapidly approaching, I thought we’d take a look to see where the big names stand regarding  AB 32.  For those of you unfamiliar with AB 32, its best summarized … Continue reading

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Paper or Plastic…How About Neither?

We live and operate in a world of options.  When we visit the grocery store we can choose paper, plastic, go bagless, or even bring our own bag.  Traditionally, this decision has been made based on what one considers to be more earth-friendly. … Continue reading

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