I’ll tell you, I didn’t recycle all these books by my lonesome, but I thought about it:
Archive for the ‘environment’ Category
My aging cell phone, which was the King Of The Hill back in 2012, crashed after I installed the app found at NYTimes.Com/vr, oh well.
But someday I’ll VR.
Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay During Our Great Drought – The Bay Looks Tough To Get In And Out Of These DaysWednesday, September 30th, 2015
Here’s a snapshot from last year…
…and here’s a snapshot from this year:
LED Lighting for the Golden Gate Park for “Safety,” But Not Really – Installers Witness Lamps Blazing Away 24-7Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
SFGov has learned to justify anything and everything as a matter of “safety.”
As here, where LED lights are going in:
Now IRL, what these LEDs will do is save money, prolly, over time. The connection to safety is tenuous, certainly.
Hey, what’s that in the background? Is it Yet Another Streetlight in the area what’s been on 24-7 for half a year? Yep.
Does SFGov care? Nope.
Are there many other examples of this in the area? Yep.
Opposition to SF’s Plan to Destroy 26 Healthy Hardwoods at Geary & Masonic: “SAVE OUR TREES From DEVELOPERS”Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Here’s the word on the street, from fliers posted all over:
Get up to speed on the coming ARBOR-GEDDON here.
I’m not sure about the reference to “DEVELOPERS.” SFGov is fixing on taking out two lanes of parking / rush-hour lanes betwixt Geary and Masonic. It’s not like they’re cutting down these trees to put up a condo building.
Here’s the proposal for after these old trees get cut down – it’s another “street art” project, complete with new, transplanted palm trees. Kind of an L.A. look.
Here’s what it looks like now – not an “urban forest” but this stand does have an actual “canopy,” which, of course, is unusual since forests, by definition, aren’t urban.
I can’t see anything online yet, but the flier says Judgment Day will be on September 2nd, 2015 – 5:00 PM in Room 416 at City Hall.
To Its Credit, the “Green Roof” of Our California Academy of Sciences is Looking Pretty Brown These Days – “Drought Conversation” Coming August 14-15Monday, July 27th, 2015
IDK, maybe it’s been browner at some point, but it’s never been and it will never be as green as some thought it would be.
Here’s what’s coming up:
“Bay Area H2O
August 14-15 | 10 am – 4 pm
What does the drought mean for the Bay Area’s people, plants, and animals? Join this special two-day conversation on our museum floor, and learn how the drought impacts local lives.”
High Altitude Ice Ice, Baby: A Recent 22-Degree Halo Over Frisco – A Full-Circle Rainbow, All The Way!Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Here it is, a noice 22-degree halo on a Dreaded Sunny Day in the 415:
And look, the ‘bow has an arrow, a chemtrail.* Whoops I meant to say contrail.
The power of their source?
The ice crystal…
*Look – “chemtrails” all the way back in the 1940’s. It’s like, “Forget about the war effort, we gots to get our chemtrails on!” Or, simple chemistry. Take your pick
Little-Known Fact: From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, the Bathrooms at Most SFFD Stations are Public – Anyone May Use ThemMonday, June 8th, 2015
You know, I thought we were done hearing about area blogger/gadfly Michael Petrelis and the bathrooms of SFGov, but we’re not.
Here it is:
Hey, wasn’t this policy, or whatever you want to call it, in effect before gadfly Mike Petrelis took wing? I think so.
All the deets, from last month:
“Thank you for your advocacy to increased toilet access for San Franciscans. We are pleased to update you on the following efforts to increase bathroom availability:
Fire Station Restrooms: Nearly all of the San Francisco Fire Stations are open for public restroom use. Any member of the public may ring the Fire Station doorbell and will be let in to use the toilet between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Automatic Public Toilet Program: There are 25 self-cleaning public toilets in San Francisco. Here is a list of the locations:
“1. Fisherman’s Wharf: Jefferson & Powell Sts. 2. Fisherman’s Wharf: Jefferson & Powell Sts. 3. Bay & Taylor Sts. 4. Coit Tower, Pioneer Park 5. Washington Square: Union St. & Columbus Ave 6. Pier 7 7. Justin Herman Plaza 8. Market & California Sts. 9. Transbay Terminal: Mission & 1st Sts. 10. St. Mary’s Square: Pine & Quincy Sts. 11. Union Square: Geary & Powell Sts. 12. MacCauley Park: Larkin & O’Farrell Sts. 13. Boedecker Park: Eddy & Jones Sts. 14. Market & Powell Sts. 15. Civic Center: Grove & Larkin Sts. 16. UN Plaza: Market & 7th Sts. 17. Embarcadero & Harrison Sts. 18. Stanyan & Waller Sts. 19. Market & Church Sts. 20. Market & 17th Sts. 21. Mission & 16th Sts. 22. Twin Peaks 23. Mission & 24th Sts. 24. South Van Ness Ave & Cesar Chavez St. 25. Drumm & Clay Sts.
“Pit Stop Program: San Francisco Department of Public Works has expanded their toilet access program from six toilets in three locations in the Tenderloin to include two toilets in the South of Market and to the Mission District where the Pit Stop program has taken over a JCDecaux public toilet.
“Outreach: To ensure that homeless individuals are aware of the bathroom options, flyers will be distributed at homeless shelters, via SFHOT, and at the Project Homeless Connect Every Day Connect office. Thank you again for your advocacy on this issue.
Chief Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Department Director
Barbara Garcia, San Francisco Department of Public Health Director
Bevan Dufty, Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (HOPE)”