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September 22, 2021

Tag: environment

Groups sign settlement for solar farm

Environmental groups have reached a settlement agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Con Edison Development over the size and location...

Couple on mission to inform about responsible tourism

As Alec and Nicole Griffin wrapped up their presentation, they asked the fifth graders at Spring Grove School a question.

Free Lance gets greener and cleaner

The Free Lance is now being printed at one of the most modern facilities in North America, creating a better looking paper and reducing our carbon footprint.

Our Local World Dispatch: Wind energy causes concern

It is always distressing when one good environmental cause gets pitted against another good environmental cause, but that is what is happening with the debate over wind farms. The state of California requires that one-third of all energy produced in the state come from renewable sources. Wind turbines, such as the ones at Altamont Pass, have long been seen as an ideal way to obtain energy in a way that does not harm the environment, contribute to global warming or threaten public safety. The Altamont Pass turbines generate enough electricity to power 100,000 homes.

Local meeting offers chance to speak on Foothills plan

Staff members from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be making seven stops in California cities to discuss the California Foothills Legacy Area now that the draft environmental assessment is available.

Preview: Recovery scoping meeting set for March 13

An environmental scoping meeting will be held March 13, at 6 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors' chambers to discuss the Resource Recovery Park.

Injured falcon found in field

’Twas the fortnight before Christmas when Steve Johnson was putting up festive Christmas decorations outside his home in San Martin and witnessed something strange going on in the field next door. Walking over, he discovered an injured juvenile peregrine falcon on the ground, with some turkey vultures circling it with curiosity. Steve rescued the 15-inch long raptor and brought it to the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center.

HPD gets grant for traffic safety

The Hollister Police Department has been awarded a $23,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on local roadways through special enforcement and a public awareness effort, according to a statement released by police. 

Supervisors seek cost proposal for landfill landscaping

The views around the John Smith Landfill may get greener in the future as county supervisors have directed staff to see how much it would cost to put in improvements and what funding sources might be available.

Water district hosts meeting on quake impacting Anderson dam, tax measure

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is holding an informational meeting on the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Jackson School library, 2700 Fountain Oaks Drive in Morgan Hill from 4 to 8 p.m. Water district staff will be on hand to answer questions.