Glossaries

Global Sustainability: Paris Summit - Premiere Screening of DEAR GOVERNOR BROWN

One story about California's 2015 Governor Brown in the newspaper LA Times today (December 12th, 2015) "Brown talks of drastic steps, perils at the Paris summit...and his legacy on climate" contains a quote worth considering "Instead of being a burden [climate change], it's really an opportunity to live lighter on the planet," he said during one event.

Wetlands: Just one poorly protected stopover can doom a migrating bird

We have added to our website, for your consideration, a page linking to a scientific publication article, to motivate an understanding to preserve any and all wetlands, whether it's now a stop over point for a migrating bird, or not.

Review Article:
http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2015/12/just-one-poorly-protec...

Published Article Title:
Protected areas and global conservation of migratory birds

CalEPA Clean Water Act: Section 303(d) List / 305(b) Report Web Section Polluted Water List

The EPA California Branch keeps track of "impaired" water bodies and their pollutants for the purpose of preventing future impairment, and cleaning existing impaired water bodies.

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/tmdl/integrated2010....

This CalEPA web section has all sorts of data, past reports, maps, lists, and contact data to report local efforts that move us in the wrong direction.

 

Wetlands: EPA Wetlands Report Web Section

http://cfpub.epa.gov/roe/chapter/water/wetlands.cfm

This url last visited on November 20, 2015.

What you will find on this page.  ROE is "Report On The Environment" encompassing yearly statistics on the 'size' of USA's wetlands, as they decrease by over 85% (as of 2015).

Wetlands

What are the trends in the extent and condition of wetlands and their effects on human health and the environment?

Wetlands: An Introduction - by www.EPA.gov

http://water.epa.gov/type/wetlands/basic.cfm - Snapshot dated 11/20/2015 - Last visited November 20, 2015.

We have preserved this important EPA Wetlands Introduction on our website in case the EPA changes their web content.  The format or layout has changed in the copy and pasted operation of the HTML main content area.  You may wish to view the original at the above URL.

 


 

Underground Gas Pipeline Leaks: Cypress City Oil Pipeline Leaks - October 28, 2015

An underground oil pipeline under Cerritos Avenue in Cypress leaked oil upwards, through a road surface crack.  The street was closed Thursday night, due to the potential of explosive gas might be accumulated under the asphalt.  Backhoes rapidly removed the street's asphalt layer, for dozens of feet, following the oil trail under the asphalt. attempting to locate the pipe crack.

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