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By Alan Blank | March 30, 2009
Three Coastline Community College’s Early College High School students are headed on an all-expenses-paid trip to England this summer after winning a campus-wide contest to design a website about global warming. Ramon Calderon, Kayla Donohue and Donovan Farmer, all 17, worked as a team, along with two students from North Lindsey College in England, to design a web page with information about climate change and tips for being more environmentally conscious. Despite an eight-hour time difference and thousands of miles between them, the students collaborated across the Atlantic to create a sophisticated website.
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By Frank Colver | February 10, 2010
For a front-page article, Brianna Bailey’s article on sea levels (“As sea level rises, unease follows,” Feb. 6) was being way too politically correct when she started the article with “Whether or not climate change is to blame....” She does not dispute that the sea level is rising and neither does anyone else — it is being measured all the time. Some parts of the world are already being flooded. To beg the question of whether climate change is to blame is too P.C. Of course it is to blame!
NEWS
By Chris Caesar | January 15, 2008
UCI students kicked off the election season with a panel discussion on the 2008 campaign Monday evening, featuring a speaker’s panel that included local politicos, academics and party operatives. The event, organized by Associated Students of UCI, drew just under 100 people. Speakers included Irvine Mayor Beth Krom, Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley, UCI’s Director of Unconventional Security Affairs Richard Matthew, UCI history professor Jon Wiener, Republican Party Chairman’s Appointee Adam D. Probolsky and Democratic Chairman Frank Barbaro.
NEWS
September 9, 2013
Re. " Commentary: Outsourcing trash collection would save $17M I read the commentary by Mayor Keith Curry and Councilman Michael Henn Sunday morning and feel compelled to vehemently disagree with their views. Newport Beach spends money on frivolous "pet projects" with an abandon that defies belief, i.e. an estimated $75,000 for the study of airport flight paths, which information was freely available from local pilots. The proposal to hire an expensive executive-recruiting firm to help with the process of hiring a new library services director when the city has a competent human resources department, and even without them, not resorting to modern day ways — the Internet, which last time I checked didn't cost anything.
NEWS
January 21, 2009
Brian Fagan, professor emeritus of anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, will give a talk on environmental reform at 7 tonight at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum as part of the museum’s Waterman Lecture Series. Fagan wrote the book “The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations.” His lecture is titled “The Great Warming: Land, Oceans and the Story of the Silent Elephant in the Room.” The talk will examine the current policies of the California Water Resources Department and environmental reform.
NEWS
December 9, 2008
Drought years, cutting down trees, emitting more carbon dioxide, and a warming planet are viciously entangled in equatorial Asia, according to an international study that includes a UCI scientist. The study, which analyzes fire and climate observations of places like Borneo, Sumatra and New Guinea from satellites, shows that during drought years, far more acres of forest are cleared by fire. This, in turn, releases vast amounts of carbon dioxide, which climate scientists point to as the major culprit in climate change.
NEWS
January 3, 2008
The Environmental Protection Agency recently denied California’s request to use its own law to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, prompting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to threaten a lawsuit against the federal government. President Bush defended the EPA decision, arguing that his administration was pursuing a “more effective” national effort and that the energy bill he recently signed lessens the need for states to take action individually.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint and By Bradley Zint | December 13, 2012
Newport Beach city workers kept busy Thursday morning, pumping out stormwater that had accumulated on the Balboa Peninsula. Along Newport Boulevard between 21st and 26th streets, one lane was closed down for about an hour as crews diverted the water from the street into the harbor, but not before a group of neighbors dropped by to try their hand at skimboarding the nearly 1-foot-deep puddles. No property damage was reported on the peninsula or on Balboa Island, said Mike Pisani, Newport's deputy municipal operations director.
BUSINESS
By Chris Caesar | February 12, 2008
California on its own as an independent nation would have the seventh largest economy in the world. All the more reason, Prince Andrew, duke of York said, to strengthen economic ties between the two markets, especially those between the U.K. and Orange County. “The GDP of Orange County is greater than that of either Portugal or Finland,” he said. “[The U.K. and Orange County are] natural partners.” Prince Andrew addressed a luncheon of about 730 local executives, hosted by the British American Business Council of Orange County at the Orange County Hilton.
NEWS
May 17, 2013
As a resident of Huntington Street, I live with the smoke and soot caused by the incessant daily beach fires. It's horrible; the air quality is being adversely affected. My window sills are black with the soot from the fires. My screens are black, my house is black, and I have to hose the house down weekly. I live in Huntington Beach, so I can get some nice ocean air. The people who come here burn anything they can get their hands on — railroad ties, plastic, contaminated wood products, anything that is free and can burn.
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