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  • Newton: Water ethics and a peripheral canal

     Newton: Water ethics and a peripheral canal
    Jeff Hart is a scientist who knows the history of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta better than most. He explains its emergence from the Ice Age, traces it through the arrival of the Spanish, recalls the figures of the California Gold Rush and points out the reeds that give shelter today to its wild fowl and fish. Last week, as we skimmed across the breezy waters of Steamboat Slough, a rivulet of the delta just south of Sacramento, he reflected on all that and argued for a "water ethic" that would re-envision humanity's relationship to its most basic substance.
  • Obama, like Sarah Palin, hails hunting, killing wild animals

    Democrat issues special proclamation saluting hunters and fisherpersons.

    National Hunting and Fishing Day -- do you approve of this celebration?

    National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday and I'll celebrate by stalking trout on the shores of some Eastern Sierra creek. I can't wait. In the extended-entry field below is President Obama's official proclamation. The first such proclamation was made....

    Author Cynthia Barnett's 'Blue Revolution' starts in the garden

    Cynthia Barnett "Blue Revoution": Cynthia Barnett's new book, "Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis,” is a call to action, urging the average home gardener to realize that he or she has choices, and making ethical ones can have a...

    Book review: 'Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout'

    Book review: 'Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout'
    Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout Philip Connors Ecco Press; 246 pp., $24.99 With its glowing orange cover and title, "Fire Season" looks like another western tale of man versus flame. It turns out to be far rarer than that: a...