Category Archives: Livia Borak

Make Room for Progress

by Livia Borak During this time of resolution-making and slow breaking, I’m hopeful that some people resolve to make progress and demand it of others. Environmentalists and beach-goers know the score. If it rains, we should be able to get … Continue reading

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Go Along to Get Along

by Livia Borak It’s no fun to sit in traffic. We’d all prefer to be doing more useful things with those 47 hours a year. Damn the automobile gods! But who’s really to blame for all this congestion!? Pull down … Continue reading

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A hard rain’s gonna (occasionally) fall

by Livia Borak Despite our lofty Clean Water Act goals and public service announcements, California waters aren’t just failing to improve, they’re getting worse. The logical conclusion – indeed the only conclusion – should be: Whatever it is we’re doing, … Continue reading

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Why is CEQA getting a crummy deal?

by Livia Borak “Principles only mean something if you stick to them when it’s inconvenient.” There’s been some focus of late on legislation to “reform” (read: gut) the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), mostly because one of the bills waiting … Continue reading

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Fabricating Extremism

by Livia Borak When the proponents of a project want to do something that damages the environment, there’s a big bag of tricks to draw from. Often it’s over-simplification of our complex ecosystem or over-confidence in our ability to quantify … Continue reading

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Silly Rabbit…

by Livia Borak This planet is inhabited by lots of humans: almost 7 billion lots. Go ahead, pat yourself on the back for a job well done genetic brethren. But afterward, think about what 7 billion people on planet earth … Continue reading

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Less Than A Burger A Day

by Livia Borak Are you hungry?! Maybe temporarily, but not like the 925 million or so people worldwide that suffer from undernourishment. If you don’t sponsor a child in a third-world country – and even if you do – there … Continue reading

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There Are No Plastic Water Bottles in Heaven

by Livia Borak Summer’s here and you’re thirsty! Parched, you walk in to your local convenience or grocery store and buy a bottle of water, a plastic bottle. Right then, you seal your fate. You’re going to plastics hell, where … Continue reading

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The New CPR on World Oceans Day

by Livia Borak Today is World Oceans Day. In honor of the vast majority of the earth’s surface, we celebrate all things oceanic. It’s an opportunity to think about why it’s worth protecting — whether it be from pollution or … Continue reading

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All tomorrow’s water

Part two by Livia Borak. If you missed it, read part one here. The San Diego County Water Authority is made up of 24 member agencies, and provides water throughout the county, serving 97 percent of its population. So it’s … Continue reading

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