UC Merced researchers show burning of sugarcane fields prior to harvest can create more pollution than previously thought, detracting from benefits of the alternative fuel source
MERCED, Calif. — The burning of sugarcane fields prior to harvest for ethanol production can create air pollution that detracts from the biofuel’s overall sustainability, according to research published recently by a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, Merced.
A tall, brown-haired, soft-eyed woman sits back and laughs. On her office desk is a portrait of the Dalia Lama pasted next to Queen Elizabeth, and behind her desk hangs a green t-shirt that states, “Got Asthma?” It shows the lungs of a healthy child and the lungs of one in five children living in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most polluted places in the country. Betsy Reifsnider’s unassuming cubicle looks like many in the environmental activist realm, but she is working for the Catholic Church, specifically Stockton’s Diocese–and she is in the lead. As part of a growing national movement pairing ecology with faith, Reifsnider has the only paid Catholic environmental advocacy position in the nation. Continue reading
The san Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Alert for Thursday, September 29, 2011 for the Valley Air Basin. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and portions of Kern.
Office of Congressman McNerney Via Bilingual Weekly
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) offered two amendments on the floor of the House of Representatives in the last two days aimed at combating initiatives to lower air quality and harm the environment. Language authored by Rep. McNerney would amend H.R. 910, legislation offered by House Republicans that prohibits the EPA from taking action to control greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading
Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
It was a cold and foggy morning, but that did not seemed to bother the drivers who were already at one of San Joaquin Delta College’s parking lots to be the first in line for the Tune In & Tune Up event on Saturday, February 22, 2011 Continue reading
Stockton, CA/ Bilingual Weekly
If you’re driving a 1995 model car or older, you’ve owned it for at least six months… and you want to know if it will pass the California Smog test, you can do it this coming Saturday, January 22, 2011, FOR FREE.