Environment Editor, Forbes
Environmental Journalist Tweeting about the environment, green tech and, occasionally, surfing.
contracostatimes.com — Without the state Public Records Act, we would never know about the Oakley City Manager's $366,500 taxpayer-funded mortgage scheme, the Washington Township hospital CEO's $800,000-plus annual compensation or the retired San Ramon Valley fire chief's $310,000 yearly pension.
kcet.org — Plastic bags may soon be a thing of the past in L.A. The Los Angeles City Council has tentatively approved an ordinance that would do away with plastic bags and require customers to either bring their own reusable bags or pay 10 cents for each paper bag.
surfrider.org — June 18 2013 | Victories, Plastics, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States. Today the LA City Council voted 11-to-1 to prohibit stores from handing out single-use plastic bags. This is important to Surfrider for a few reasons. First, one of the largest sources of ocean pollution is plastic.
youtube.com — http://www.thesurfchannel.com Trestles and San Onofre State Beach need at least one hour of your time on June 19th at 1:00PM to help persuade the Regional Water Quality Control Board to deny the TCA's permit to build the first "segment" of their ill-fated toll road.
nytimes.com — Follow one of Fire Island's quaint footpaths away from the ferry dock, past modest cottages and better-appointed vacation homes, to an elegant modern beach house that extends across three lots. A composition in bold, unadorned planes, it has a perimeter of green and two separate entrances, each outfitted with the long ramps that are the local custom.
surfrider.org — June 17 2013 | Joy, Surfing, Once a year you have our expressed permission to celebrate, go surfing and hang out on the beach. That's right, this Thursday is International Surfing Day again. More info on those celebrations here (with more than 140 celebrations in 30 countries you have more than a few places to find others already plugging into this years festivtities).
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