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A New Shade of Green

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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a...  (More)

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Palo Altans and their Virtue Signaling
Nov 17, 2019 6:14 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 6,187

Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we... More
Disposing of Disposables
Nov 10, 2019 5:40 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 5,423

Several comments on previous posts in this blog have pointed out that it wasn’t too long ago that we were much more accustomed to reusing things. For example:... More
Online vs In-Store Shopping: Which wins?
Nov 3, 2019 5:21 am
Comments: 14 | Views: 7,670

Now that Halloween is over, ‘tis the season for holiday shopping. I’ve been wondering whether shopping in stores or online generates fewer emissions.... More
Hurtling into the 21st century. Or not.
Oct 27, 2019 6:50 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 5,012

I live from the past most of the time. I expect many of you do as well. What I mean by that is that our experience and expectations are largely colored by the past... More
Traffic got you down? Get over it.
Oct 20, 2019 6:04 am
Comments: 48 | Views: 7,724

Most development projects in California need to do an environmental impact report as outlined by CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) before they can... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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