Tag: California

CALIFORNIA: Ocean Water into Drinking Water

California regulators unanimously approve the $140 million Doheny Ocean Desalination Project that will produce up to 5 million gallons of drinking water per day. “We’re watching what’s happening at the Colorado River, and it’s not good. Desalination could be part of that solution for… Continue Reading “CALIFORNIA: Ocean Water into Drinking Water”

Microgrids Free of Utility Companies

Sunnova Energy is seeking permission from state regulators to develop microgrids for new housing developments that would not be reliant on established electric utilities. In the September 1, 2022 New York Times story, A Solar Firm Plans to Build Off-Grid Neighborhoods in California, reporter… Continue Reading “Microgrids Free of Utility Companies”

Five 1,000 Year Storms in Past Five Weeks

For every degree Fahrenheit the air temperature warms, the air can hold about 4 percent more water An August 23, 2022 story by meteorologist Matthew Cappucci in the Washington Post: Five 1,000-year rain events have struck the U.S. in five weeks. Why? – Precipitation… Continue Reading “Five 1,000 Year Storms in Past Five Weeks”

Losing our Giant Trees

For hundreds and thousands of years, California’s Giant Sequoias and Coast Redwoods survived fires due to their towering height and super thick bark, but Earth’s climate disaster is now proving too much for them. While yesterday’s story by Bruce Melton, Mass Death of Sequoias… Continue Reading “Losing our Giant Trees”

Big Oil

Two things recently caught my attention, the first being a 3-part series airing on PBS stations. The Power of Big Oil (Part One: Denial) “FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry‚Äôs history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change. Part One of this… Continue Reading “Big Oil”