August 2010 Blog Posts (4)

CERT Steps Up | Commentary

By Jeff Golden

Just came back from a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) outing up in the Oak Knoll subdivision on Ashland's southeast edge, 18 hours after fire destroyed eleven homes. We canvassed the neighborhood, making sure everyone was ok and looking for smoldering… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on August 25, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

One Way "Our Strength is Our Community" | Commentary

By Jeff Golden

Our Strength is Our Community

It's our campaign slogan, and today I walked into an inspiring nuts-and-bolts example. It was a meeting of the Jackson County Task Force on Homelessness. There I found about 30 dedicated people from a couple of dozen organizations, some of whom have been meeting monthly for 20… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on August 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"The Man Who Loved Trains: The Life and Times of Alfred E. Perlman" | Historical Review

By Lee Perlman

An another amazing presentation at Ashland Historic Railroad Museum," The Man Who Loved Trains: The Life and Times of Alfred E. Perlman" by Lee Perlman, local journalist and Ashland Historic Railroad Museum, Vice-President. The Museum was at full capacity again for this one.

If you missed the presentation, the exhibit is still on for the month of August and September. If you… Continue

Added by Ashland Historic Railroad Museum on August 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Three Poems | Poetry

By Charu Colorado

Shore in August

At the end of day birds bright and bold

proceed into eternity

Speed across the darkened sky

and disappear in a sweep of golden light.

I watch the torn asunder cloud

reveal the hover of plover wing

Above their final cliff side habitat

Serene the chant of wind and surf subsides.

What Matters

My father

The captain of… Continue

Added by Charu Colorado on August 6, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

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Earth & Eco News

Fukushima's Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says | Newsweek

A member of the media uses a Geiger counter at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23. The site includes hundreds of tanks containing about 777,000 tons of water laced with tritium that TEPCO has decided to dump into the nearby sea, despite opposition from local fishermen.

Tainted: Can California solve pot's pesticide problem? | The Cannifornian

The big difference will be the amount of pesticides in your weed. That’s because starting Jan. 2,  when California’s vast legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested — and most chemicals will be banned. Much of California’s cannabis is tainted, including the “medicinal” stuff. But soon state-sanctioned weed may become the greenest in the nation.

Monsanto, Bayer, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta defend their coming oligopoly (MON) (DD) (DOW) (SYT) | Quartz

Top executives from Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta today (Sept. 20) testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, making a case for why federal regulators should approve the mega-mergers, which stand to fundamentally reorganize global agriculture. (Executives from the sixth company involved in the consolidation, China National Chemical Corp., declined an invitation to appear at the hearing.)

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