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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Eco Watch

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:/

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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

Re: “Food Shift Is Forging A Deal with Andronico's

Exciting progress update!

This January, Food Shift launched this program with Andronico’s Community Market, establishing and managing a food donation and waste tracking system for their stores. Already, we are seeing huge strides towards reducing waste, feeding people, and saving money. Food Shift has arranged for 3 weekly pickups in which the food is collected and distributed through St. Vincent de Paul, a soup kitchen in West Oakland. In just the first few weeks of the program, almost 10,000 lbs of food was collected, including melons, apples, oranges, lettuce, granola bars and more. Just yesterday, Andronico’s determined that the quantity of waste in their dumpsters had declined so drastically that the store could reduce their number of garbage and compost pick ups to three days per week, which will save them almost $27,000 each year!

In addition to the social and environmental benefits of food donation, this program is an important step towards demonstrating that its a smart decision to invest in food recovery rather than incur the costs of food disposal. The next phase of the program will be working with stores on waste prevention. Keep up with the program’s progress and impact on Food Shift’s facebook and twitter.

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Posted by Kathryn Werner on 02/14/2015 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Salmon Stuck in Dead-End Waters

DFW should be given nothing Jacob! They are a regulatory agency that has the power to protect our fisheries, yet incompetence prevails. Don't buy the hype people. Let's hold the agencies we fund accountable. DFW has known about these issues for DECADES!

Posted by Matt Manuel on 02/09/2015 at 5:28 AM

Re: “Oakland's New Sewer Fees Penalize Water Conservation

We average less than 60 a day for two people and one cat!

Posted by Christine Pelayo on 02/07/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “New Roots for City Trees

I wish these folks every success. Having once heard a longtime resident of one of the neighborhoods in question, at a community meeting, assert to much agreement that only "stupid people" had street trees, I especially wish them well in getting community buy-in.

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Posted by Mary Eisenhart on 02/05/2015 at 9:47 AM

Re: “New Roots for City Trees

In my community people intentionally destroy newly planted street trees. I've found people advocating this behavior on radical blogs as a means to slowing gentrification. Without adequate police we're subject to whatever the bullies decide is right and wrong.

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 02/05/2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “New Roots for City Trees

I'd love to see some education efforts going out to the business owners in this town who routinely brutalize their street trees; I believe they imagine this to be "pruning" but it's not. There's a recent pitiful example at the nasty taqueria at Market and MacArthur, but it happens all over. Plant all you want but without a community that either cares, or is shamed into caring, this is what we'll get.

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Posted by Don Howe on 02/05/2015 at 7:38 AM

Re: “New Roots for City Trees

Sounds like a wonderful group of efforts. Notable is that it's all come from citizens and state agencies, with the city of Oakland, our government, as usual, out-to-lunch, with regard to the poorest and most neglected of us.

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Posted by Hobart Johnson on 02/04/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Hijacking Yosemite

DNC should not receive a renewed contract. It should go to some other company or else the concessions simply be operated by the NPS itself. DNC is nothing more than a group of greedy, selfish pigs who have exploited the crown jewel of the national park system for 2 decades for their own private profit. They have charged top dollar (over $500 per night at the Ahwahnee) and provided bottom-of-the-barrel service. Just look at traveler reviews on travel web sites of the properties in Yosemite that DNC has (mis)managed. They have actually degraded the park and the visitor experience of the park. They don't belong there and they don't own the place names either. Go ahead and change the names if necessary, to prevent DNC from getting anything. Travelers won't mind. Hotels change names from time to time and it's never a problem.

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Posted by Bob Weaver on 01/05/2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Hijacking Yosemite

In response to Mr Thompsons legal mumbo jumbo, So does that mean that the town of Ahwahnee can no longer use their name on businesses in their town? I think not, and call BS on your post

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Posted by Charles O'Malley on 01/03/2015 at 1:32 PM

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