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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The trailer for the "Last River Lost" brings to life the struggle to save the Stanislaus River in the 1970s, then threatened by the Army Corps of Engineers. In Spring 1979, Mark Dubois gained national attention when he put his life on the line to prevent the filling of the New Melones reservoir. His action, and the crash course in activism that the Stanislaus community experienced, left a lasting mark on the environmental movement in the United States and the world.
With Jerry Brown back in control as Governor of California, can he possibly reverse the damage done to the Stanislaus River and let the river run free once more? He supported Proposition 17 then, perhaps he still does?
Monday, January 3, 2011
Aquanomics blogger David Zetland discussed Veolia’s water impact index with Laurent Auguste (president and CEO, Veolia Water Americas) and Edwin Pinero (chief sustainability officer, Veolia Water North America). The water impact index would improve on water footprinting by including local water stress and water quality, i.e.,
For full article and mp3 download of 40-minute discussion visit the Aquanomics blog:
This was a response to the e-article:
Sounding the Alarm About Dangerous Environmental Extremism: Explosive New DVD Series, 'Resisting the Green Dragon,' Now Being Distributed Nationally and Abroad
While Others Push Evangelicals to Embrace Anti-Christian Environmental Views, the Cornwall Alliance Has Been Joined by Top Christian Leaders in a New Series of DVDs and Printed Resources for Churches and Ministries