A New Water Source That Could Make Drought a Thing of the Past

By Ellen Brown : scheerpost – excerpt Oceans of water are beneath our feet, and new technologies are extracting it economically without ecological damage. Lack of fresh water is now a global crisis. Water shortages mean food shortages, with hunger creating death tolls substantially exceeding those of the current Covid-19 crisis. According to the United … More A New Water Source That Could Make Drought a Thing of the Past

Housing justice relies on a strong CEQA

By Ashley Werner, Special to CalMatters For generations, public agencies have directed highways, landfills, meat processing plants, warehouses and other polluting facilities to South Fresno neighborhoods, an area of the San Joaquin Valley that is predominantly populated by lower income households and people of color. This activity has turned South Fresno into one of the … More Housing justice relies on a strong CEQA

Bring Your Own Brigade. There is light and hope for the western states.

Enjoy and open to a new way of seeing threat of fire.  This is an important film helping us to shift our relationship with fire.It is a must see for those in harm’s way.And for those who love them. Please watch.  Two-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker captures the horror and heroism of the deadliest week of … More Bring Your Own Brigade. There is light and hope for the western states.

Colorado River, Lifeline Of The West, Sees Historic Water Shortage Declaration

Kirk Siegler : npr – excerpt (excerpt) includes audio track and transcript The first-ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River forces arid Western states to re-examine their relationship with resources many take for granted, drinking water and cheap hydroelectricity. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: For the first time ever, the U.S. government declared a shortage on the … More Colorado River, Lifeline Of The West, Sees Historic Water Shortage Declaration

CaRLA Disappointed in Huntington Beach Housing Lawsuit Ruling

by Greg Magofña : CaRLA – excerpt An absurd ruling in our Huntington Beach Lawsuit We are simultaneously disappointed in and surprised by a trial judge’s ruling last week to deny 48 units of desperately needed and zoning-compliant housing in Huntington Beach on the grounds that the project is not protected by the Housing Accountability … More CaRLA Disappointed in Huntington Beach Housing Lawsuit Ruling

Zoning changes could put a hurt on Black homeownership

By Badly Barber : wired – excerpt I am a Black grandparent, homeowner and member of the Altadena Town Council. I grew up in a single-family home, and my husband and I have lived in our house in Altadena for more than two decades. Homeownership helped my family build wealth and provide stable, quality housing, and gave … More Zoning changes could put a hurt on Black homeownership

Over Troubled Water

Restore the Delta The San Francisco Bay-Delta, largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas and a national treasure. . . If you have heard of the Delta at all, you have heard that it is both a vital resource and a seriously threatened region. But you’ve probably heard the story of the Delta … More Over Troubled Water