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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... conditions of the twenty-first century. This essay argues that California is leading the way in defining a new code to deal responsibly-and profitably-with climate change and its effects. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Drought Oroville Dam Oakland emissions groundwater...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
...- spective in urban thought is brutally apparent. The number of households living below the poverty line in Mexico City, toxic air emissions in proximity to freeways in Los Angeles, suicide rates among Tokyo s youth, or miles of subway built in Shanghai over the last decade such cold metrics need translation...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
...- ning and transportation in order to reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as part of the state s initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is nearly impossible to do both of these things at the same time. Reducing VMT requires density, but density is nearly impossible to achieve...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 2015
... indus- trial use, is fascinating. The energetics of the city just in terms of carbon emissions are daunting. You have a sprawling city, noto- rious for not having mass transit, that could actually turn out to be carbon neutral. That would be remarkable. And that would tell you that other cities could do...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
... every single day between now and 2040 just to sta- bilize CO2 emissions That means lots of land. Ivanpah s heliostats range over roughly five-and-a-half square miles (thirty-five hundred acres) of publicly owned, federally managed desert land- scape. That s four times the size of New York City s Central...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
... for humans to cause the planet to overheat, or create a hole in Earth s ozone layer. He believes the notion that our emissions are causing the temperature of the planet to rise is about as ridiculous as blaming the Magdalenian paintings for the last ice age He also does not think AIDS is related to...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 29–37.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., especially from the diesel pollution resulting from this pattern of moving goods. The diesel emissions can in turn contribute to such health impacts as asthma, reduced lung development in children, cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and prema- ture death. Community environmental sacrifice zones have been...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2015
... leading ports and others on the West Coast have upgraded their facilities while working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from in-harbor vessels, trucks, and on-dock equipment. The Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor complex and other West Coast ports share an added advantage over competitors, namely, that...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... [Henry F.] Osborn, 8 February1910. University of the Pacific Holt-Atherton Special Collections, accessed 7 June 2014, httpdigitalcollections.pacific.edu/ cdm/ref/collection/muirletters/id/7567. 10 Katharine Hayhoe et al., Emissions Pathways, Climate Change, and Impacts on California Proceedings of the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 51–59.
Published: 01 September 2014
... already had responded to twice as many fires as during the same season the previous year. Brown counseled the usual: reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt, whatever that might mean. One thing is for sure: climate change has intensified the need to figure out how to deal with fire in California. For...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 62–67.
Published: 01 June 2014
... argument that Google and others have put forward in self-defense. Tech companies and the regional governments that enable them claim the buses are win-winrelieving traffic, pollution, and fur- ther paving of Silicon Valley. But while the buses reduce corporate carbon emissions, they may well expand the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 67–72.
Published: 01 December 2013
... greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 Tesla reported record revenues and announced plans for a lower-cost $35,000 electric car to supplement its Model S sedan. IBM s Battery 500 Project aims to design lithium-air batteries that would boost the ability of electric cars to drive without a charge beyond their...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
... regional planning boards devise land-use plans for now through 2040 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent. Yet it devolves responsibility for this reduction to cash-strapped localities, while avoiding regulation or taxa- tion of relevant industries from the oil, gas, and auto industries, to real...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 3–11.
Published: 01 December 2013
... not the same as inevitability. People are way too chicken when faced with the supposed massive entrenchment of capitalism. It s just a system of laws, and we change laws all the time. Boom: Don t we need both mitigation and adaptation? Even if we could stop emissions altogether right now, it will get...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 17–32.
Published: 03 March 2012
... and lifestyles like nowhere else. By 1930, one of every five California residents owned a car, a level not reached in western Europe until the 1970s. With motorization came high oil use, smog, and greenhouse gas emissions. The downside of cars became apparent by the mid-20th century, when brown smog...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
... a regional scale. 23 Energy development comes to the Mojave In November 2008, citing California s traditional leadership in renewable energy and describing its importance for fostering economic development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Governor Schwarzenegger issued Executive Order S-14-08...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... commonly employ animals to raise awareness of environmental issues ranging from recycling to carbon emissions to deforestation. In one such ad, a homeless Polar Bear on Skid Row is accompanied by the Smokey-derived message, You Can Help Stop Global Warming. Given the important role of animals in the...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 80–87.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Critical Mass seems to be a starting point, it s vital to remember the great antecedents that took place long before anyone riding now was even alive. The bicycle is the personal vehicle of the twenty-first century. It is an antidote to oil wars, carbon emissions, the obesity epidemic, and tens of...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 13–29.
Published: 01 August 2011
... overturn the state s model greenhouse gas emission control law; voted to lower the margin to pass a state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority; passed an initiative (heavily funded by business interests, some of them still unidenti- fied) raising the required legislative margin to impose fees to...