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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Susan Moffat Albany Bulb, a former landfill, is a thirty-one-acre battleground for the Bay Area’s competing progressive movements for social justice, environmental conservation, and politically engaged art. Street protest, lawsuits, regulatory jockeying, anarchist camp-ins, and art have all been...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Marta Maretich The author returns to Bakersfield, California to clear out her childhood home and confronts the unsustainable reality of life in today’s San Joaquin Valley. Presented as a series of narratives related by friends and neighbors during trips to Bakersfield’s immense landfill site...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... generation of energy-wasting trash and recycling, both of which translate into carbon-emission reductions. Oakland s aggressive zero waste recycling program is steadily reducing the amount of home, business, and construction waste destined for landfills. Every ton of corrugated cardboard that is recycled...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Hamptons on Long Island, and noosed chuckwalla lizards in the virtually untouched Old Woman Mountains of the Mojave Desert. My students and I collected endangered California tiger salamanders at a huge landfill in the Salinas Valley, at Machine Gun Flats on a decommissioned military base near Monterey...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 86–97.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... During the peak fence-building frenzy, I met a Border Patrol agent and project engineer at Smuggler s Gulch, a deep canyon west of Tijuana where 1.6 million cubic yards of landfill had been dumped to block a well-traveled path for people avoiding the official border crossings nearby. A tun- nel had been...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 56–62.
Published: 01 May 2013
... shore in Redwood City, at the landfill on the Albany Bulb, and most recently, at a county beach in Rodeo. Each gallery had a start and a finish, several becoming nature reserves or state parks. The French anthropologist Claude Le´vi-Strauss described the innovative use of available materials as...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 55–69.
Published: 01 June 2012
... incongruous than many others on the island. It reads Future Historic Core. Weston Solutions, meanwhile, had taken the contract on the western parcel roughly 3,200 acres. Weston s task was to clean up the area and get rid of discarded munitions from the island s dredge ponds, landfill, and disposal areas...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 70–80.
Published: 01 March 2011
... agricultural production, many Californians have little sense of what goes on in the agricultural regions of their state. This invisibility helps to explain why California has located two of the state s three hazardous-waste landfills and many of its prisons there, while also continuing to allow high levels of...