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Aug 17
2008

Internet access

Posted by Bruce Robinson in transportation , technology , Sonoma , news , media , education , business

Bruce Robinson

The North Bay is generally well connected when it comes to the Internet, but overall access speeds nationwide are falling behind other parts of the world.

 

Dane Jasper of Sonic.net

 

Click here to test the speed of your internet connection.

 

Aug 03
2008

The West at Risk

Posted by Bruce Robinson in water , transportation , resources , policy , history , government , environment , energy , education , author

Bruce Robinson

 

The driving of the Golden Spike, uniting the first trqnscontinental railroad (below), was a pivotal moment in the history of the American west.

The North Bay Report with co-authors Jane Neilson and Howard Wilshire continues here:

The American West at Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges in the 11 contiguous arid western United States - America's legendary, even mythical, frontier. When discovered by European explorers and later settlers, the west boasted rich soils, bountiful fisheries, immense, dense forests, sparkling streams, untapped ore deposits, and oil bonanzas. It now faces depletion of many of these resources, and potentially serious threats to its few "renewable" resources. (more)

To read more about the book and its authors, click here.

For information about an upcoming book discussion with two of the authors at Four-Eyed Frog Books in Gualala, click here.

Jul 31
2008

Car Sharing

Posted by Bruce Robinson in transportation , Sonoma , resources , policy , nonprofit orgs , news , gadgets , environment , energy , education , community , activism

Bruce Robinson

 

 Gertting people out of their cars altogether is a long-term endeavor, so in the short term, the sebastopol-based Post Carbon Institute is preparing to model an alternate way to reduce fossil fuel consumption through their Solar Car Share program.

  

 

 

Visit the  Post-Carbon Institute to see  what other projects they have going.

 For details about the Solar Car Share project, click here

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