City Heavy-Handed in River Access Decision

By Andy Hansen-Smith Editor’s note: Andy Hansen-Smith has been attending meetings of the Fresno City Council and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors for the past seven months. He live-tweets the meetings, which you...

Clearing the Air: A Just Transition

By Tom Frantz There is no question the earth is warming rapidly because of human activity. Our inability to fully accept this looming disaster has resulted in insufficient public...

Frederick Soddy: Radioactivity, Isotopes, Social Responsibility of Scientists and the Environment

By George B. Kauffman Amid the kerfuffle caused by John Hutson’s misguided attempts to introduce nuclear power plants into Fresno County despite the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster, I thought Community Alliance readers would appreciate information...

Fresno Supervisors Reject Nuclear Sales Pitch

Disregarding the state moratorium on new nuclear power plants and the still unfolding catastrophe in Japan, the Fresno Nuclear Group is nonetheless relentless in its attempt to sell nuclear power dreams in the Central...

Notes from Home: Drill for Will

By Trudy Wischemann (Editor’s note: This article was previously published in Tulare County’s Foothills Sun-Gazette on Oct. 7, 2015.) I was bottle-feeding a kitten on the back step when I heard Paul Buxman’s voice talking...

News from Kettleman City

From a Press Release Kettleman City residents and their environmental justice allies applaud the Department of Toxic Substances Control for taking enforcement action today (Nov. 15, 2012) against Chemical Waste Management for failing to report...

Letters to the Editor – Jan. 2014

Addressing Calwa’s Needs As a member of the Fresno community, it has come to my attention that the neighborhood of Calwa located in the south-southeast of Fresno has been experiencing numerous issues for several decades....

SEQUOIA Before and After the Drought

By Hannah Brandt  This former history teacher is slow to jump on the “world is going to hell in a handbasket” bandwagon. The historian’s tendency is to reflect upon other periods of collective hardship, not...

CFCs, the Ozone Layer and Unintended Consequences

By George B. Kauffman Frank Sherwood Rowland, the David Bren Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, died at the age of 84 from complications of Parkinson’s disease on March 10 at...

Moving Backward on Two Related Fronts — Clearing the Air – August 2014

By Tom Frantz Two disturbing items for air quality advocates slipped under the media radar recently. First, California is moving in the wrong direction with greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. Carbon dioxide emissions, the key GHG,...

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