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Re: “East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plan Still Sparking Debate

What is missing in the "thinning-only" statements is that a thinned Blue Gum eucalyptus stand won't stay that way. It denses back up.*

That's the reason for targeted removal of some stands around or downwind to vulnerable hillside homes. Also, big euc resprouts need to be prevented and the area can be replanted with lower-fuel, indigenous native oak, redwood, willow, or native bunchgrass stands. There will always be big Blue Gum in the hills, but if FEMA won't fund hazardous euc removal and native revegetation on the edges of Oakland, EB Parks, and UC wildlands, then we all should be concerned.

*Blue Gum observations and source: assessment by California Invasive Plant Council http://www.cal-ipc.org/paf/site/paf/538).

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Posted by Jim Hanson on 06/24/2015 at 3:29 PM

Re: “East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plan Still Sparking Debate

What Mr. Grassetti neglects to mention is that eucalyptus shed more than 3 times as much detritus, and the native microbes don't biodegrade it as fast as native detritus.
Eucalyptus are much costlier to maintain than a native landscape.
You can see the difference here.
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOjK4…

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Posted by Bob Strayer on 06/24/2015 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Oakland Tech Students Plant Seeds of Water Conservation

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Posted by Editor on 06/14/2015 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Another Fish Species on the Brink

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Posted by Editor on 06/13/2015 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Activists Work to Stop East Bay Coal Exports

Stop it, coal. You are inappropriate.

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Posted by Christopher Fallis on 05/31/2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Water Transfers Threaten Fish and Tribes

The majority of rain in California falls in its northern third. At least the wine counties consume water which comes from their own sector and grapes really are thirsty critters. Why arrange to transfer any more water to Southern California when we can find legitimate uses for it in the North? Excess water here can be allocated to save some endangered fish. If expansionists continue in the south then let them try to channel water from the Great Lakes or the great river. We"ll all then see what the Mid-westerners think of that..

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Posted by John Randall Scott on 05/30/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Activists Work to Stop East Bay Coal Exports

After the demonstration, the folks who dumped the charcoal swept up all the dust on the ground around their tarp and left a clean site.

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Posted by Nancy Schimmel on 05/28/2015 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Hazardous Pesticide Use Increases in California

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Posted by Editor on 05/27/2015 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Hazardous Pesticide Use Increases in California

Steve Redmond's criticism of the Governor in this case is unwarranted. Remember the unjust attacks Brown received when he decided to halt aerial spaying on the alleged Med-Fly infestation. Have we really heard about any problems from the Med-Fruit Fly ever since that time?
Are new recent "infestations" of crop threatening insects appearing on a semi-regular basis merely invented to promote the expanding use of newly patented insecticides?
The so called better insecticides like the neonicotinoids are now believed largely responsible for the growing bee colony collapse disorder.

Posted by John Randall Scott on 05/24/2015 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Hazardous Pesticide Use Increases in California

As usual Governor Jerry is asleep at the wheel. He should consider retiring and turn over the keys to Gavin Newsom

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Posted by Steve Redmond on 05/21/2015 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Hazardous Pesticide Use Increases in California

The agricultural use of chlorpyrifos has been an usual practice in bananas plantations incorporated it in poly - bags for fruit protection (bunches). In Colombia it has been used since 1979. I think this agronomic practice has been used in all bananas countries (Central America, South America, Phillippines, .. ).

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Posted by Rafael Gonzalez on 05/21/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “What's Killing the Baby Sea Lions?

The answer to what's killing baby sea lions is --->

Fukushima radiation.

Scientific studies said 80% of the radiation from THREE nuclear meltdowns in Japan fell into the Pacific Ocean.

This radiation is detrimental to all LIFE and DNA.

See ENENEWS dot com to learn more.

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Posted by AnnKay on 04/01/2015 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Commonwealth Club to Fête Chevron CEO

To understand the sleaze-side of Chevron, see, http:/www.truecostofchevron.com.

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Posted by EarlRichards on 04/01/2015 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Water Transfers Threaten Fish and Tribes

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Posted by Editor on 03/26/2015 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Water Transfers Threaten Fish and Tribes

Thanks for the article. CA has mismanaged its water since...certainly a long time. Jerry Brown shows his non environmental stripes clearly with his lip service on climate change yet his major water moving to appease big ag- and even big ag could be good or at least smart but growing high water crops (cotton, almonds) in the desert in a drought is wrong. We are surely seeing the folly of Brown's either inattention to our water woes (that is being kind) or his obedience to $, or?

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Posted by Jeff Diver on 03/25/2015 at 4:03 PM

Re: “What's Killing the Baby Sea Lions?

send in the great white sharks.they were never here(northeast)till the over abundance of seals.the problem is there arn't enough sharks to clean up these pests! i have caught seals 130 miles off shore

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Posted by William Skrobacz on 03/22/2015 at 5:09 AM

Re: “What's Killing the Baby Sea Lions?

Why not put the blame where it lays. These ecologist and animal rights groups, that think they can save everything. The awful truth is that their predators were devastated years ago. along with groups who get involved in saving every seal! leading to over population of the sea lions. When the sea lions were in check, you did not see starving sea lions. The same thing will happen to people as well. So bring back the dog food and fur coats we will have a population that is under control.

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Posted by Jeff Horton on 03/19/2015 at 12:27 AM

Re: “What's Killing the Baby Sea Lions?

The ENGO's are on a constant search for a "crisis" to exploit. When there isn't one, they'll make one out of nothing, relying on the general public's lack of knowledge in the area mixed in with a good bit of sensationalism and hype. Honesty isn't their strong suit.

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Posted by William Diller on 03/18/2015 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Drowning California's History

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Posted by Editor on 02/26/2015 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Drowning California's History

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Posted by Editor on 02/26/2015 at 8:01 AM

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