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10
Jun

Energy and the Environment

The Commonwealth Club will be hosting a provocative discussion between the CEO of Chevron and the Executive Direct of The Sierra Club tonight. In Chevron + Sierra Club Drilling for Common Ground, …

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08
Jun

Drought-Inspired Farmers & Greywater Guerillas

We caught an interesting story this morning on the California Report about how farmers are adapting to drought conditions. Turns out water-stressed plants make delicious apples. Another piece on NPR’s Morning Edition …

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08
Jun

Curious about Undersea Robots? Sharks?

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego launches its summer evening lecture series TONIGHT  with a lecture on undersea robots. Jules Jaffe, Scripps research oceanographer will speak on his …

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08
Jun

World Ocean Day

Today, June 8th marks World Ocean Day! On December 5, 2008, the United Nations declared June 8, 2009 will be World Ocean Day to commemorate the first Earth Summit which was held …

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01
Jun

Ospreys: Did you know?

A hike in Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore sent one of my colleagues to Raptors of California by Hans Peeters and Pam Peeters to learn more about the Osprey. With their …

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19
May

New Yorker on Biology and the Mother of Invention

In last week’s New Yorker Adam Gopnik wrote and incredibly wide-ranging and ultimately soothing article that, crudely, goes something like this: Don’t worry if these hard times haven’t stimulated your imagination. Necessity …

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19
May

Beaches and Parks in Southern California

The California Coastal Commission was created by the voters of California, who adopted an initiative measure in 1972 that formed the Commission and gave it broad powers to plan and protect the …

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