Archive for Energy

Farming Competitions Should Reward Sustainability

  I admit it – I’m smitten with the 28 ribbons and $103 in prize money I won for my veggies at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair this week.  Make no mistake – for me, it’s not about winning (…if you ain’t first, you’re last Ricky Bobby…) as much as it is about my little […]

Net Loss for the Environment: The Burning of Vineyard Vines Makes a Less Sustainable Wine

  A long-time resident of Calistoga recently told me of a time before the Clean Air Act when smog from San Francisco Bay would blow up the Napa Valley, tinting the sky with a lovely russet hue.  Now it seems that the largest threat to air quality in many wine regions (besides the obvious automobile […]

Mobile Source Toxics and Terroir: Going the Extra Ten Miles in Napa Valley

Ever been stuck in Napa Valley traffic?  Locked in a snaking queue of SUVs, fancy sedans and convertibles, feeling like a fool for being such a weekend warrior?  Live in the Valley and dread the bottleneck that is St. Helena on a Friday afternoon?  Is there a better way to fly?  Napa Transit Investors (NTI) […]

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