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Reader Input: Support efforts to help planet
Tuesday Jul 01 2014
The Earth’s climate is getting warmer and humans are responsible. That’s not my opinion, that’s a fact supported by more than 97 percent of climate scientists. ...
Reader Input: Manage our traffic flow scientifically
Friday May 30 2014
A traffic engineering course that I took way back in 1960 taught that it cost 3 to 5 cents to stop a vehicle at a traffic light or stop sign. The cost is from wear (engine, brakes, ...
UPDATE: New blueprint to reduce Tahoe lake pollution gets Placer supes OK
Wednesday Feb 27 2013
Placer County has signed on to a $750,000 plan intended to reduce the amount of pollution going into Lake Tahoe. The project, costing $750,000 over the next five years, include ...
School buses clean up their act
Wednesday May 16 2012
The familiar puff of black exhaust that follows school buses around town is about to disappear. The Mid Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency completed retrofitting 21 school ...
Breathable air is priority one
Wednesday Feb 09 2011
Air pollution is a matter of life and death. We must cut the mercury, soot, smog and carbon dioxide pollution that threatens our environment and causes asthma attacks, respiratory ...
Oil gluttony kills innocents
Thursday Jun 17 2010
If we continue our addiction to oil, we will kill the environment. Innocent animals are dying for our mistake. If we are killing animals for oil, what will happen next? Will we ki ...
Are we a car or a community?
Friday Mar 19 2010
I won’t use a citizen’s name in a letter as I feel that is a shabby approach. I will, however, make mention of anyone who is at the wheel of control. To the major premise of t ...
Big oil backs bad initiative
Wednesday Mar 17 2010
Valero is the seventh largest polluter in California. Both Valero and Tesoro have pledged $2 million to pay signature gatherers. We urge Californians to not sign any petitions sup ...
Placer air quality dropping, temperature rising
Tuesday Jul 14 2009
Imagine clamping on the lid of a pressure cooker and then cranking up the heat. That’s what’s in store for the Auburn area over the next few days as a high-pressure system coo ...
Pollution hits children hard
Thursday Sep 11 2008
Polluted air has a much greater effect on children because they breathe more frequently and their lungs are still developing. With September designated Spare the Air month, there a ...
Placer County air worst on record
Wednesday Jul 09 2008
The Placer County Air Quality Index (AQI) of 262 recorded on June 26 is the highest and most unhealthy since AQI has been reported. Current air quality in the Auburn area is ranked ...
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