Opinion

Point Reyes livestock hinders soil carbon banking

12/04/2019
In the lead story of the Nov. 13 edition of the Point Reyes Light, ranchers argued that so-called carbon farming ought to be a key focus of the updated general management plan for the Point Reyes National Seashore. Although the livestock industry hopes to sell the public the false narrative...

Beyond animal agriculture

11/26/2019
While some of us begin to eat fully-plant based foods, or at least consume fewer animal products out of a wish to save our planet and our health, the intensely discussed topic of how we use our public lands is raging. A new report on food and agriculture by RethinkX,...

Migrants and discrimination

10/23/2019
Throughout its history, the United States has been the destination for migrants from most of the world’s countries, to the point that it is often referred to as a country of immigrants. Current statistics tell us that the richest and most powerful country on the planet receives more migrants annually...

Migrantes y discriminación

10/09/2019
Las migraciones hacia Estados Unidos a través de su historia se han dado en tal número, que es común escuchar que éste es un país de migrantes. Las estadísticas nos dicen que aún ahora, el todavía país más rico y poderoso del planeta recibe anualmente más migrantes que cualquier otro...

Housing developments raise concerns for the Bolinas environment

09/26/2019
For the past 170 years, a ferry and winding roads over and around Mount Tamalpais have brought vacationers to Bolinas as a summer destination. Smiley’s is the oldest continuously operating bar in the state, and the Bolinas Market and the gas station were built in the early years of the...

Tule elk at Point Reyes: A long history of relocation

09/19/2019
The draft general management plan amendment and environmental impact statement under public review for the Point Reyes National Seashore has generated some controversy, particularly regarding the management options for the herd of tule elk currently residing near Drakes Beach. As community members prepare their comments on the plan, it might...

Women against gender violence

09/19/2019
Among the most serious manifestations of the growing violence against most social groups in Mexico is violence against women. It is seen in not only the physical, sexual, psychological and verbal violence that occurs all over and mostly in the family environment but also in the murder of women simply...

Eight astonishing things you might not have noticed in the D.E.I.S

09/18/2019
We have been reading the draft environmental impact statement for the amendment to the Point Reyes National Seashore’s general management plan, and we are angry. The document is deceptive. It creates the impression that the park has carefully studied the issues, taken into account everything raised during the scoping process,...

Mujeres al abordaje

09/05/2019
Entre los problemas más serios de la creciente violencia contra los diversos grupos sociales de México, se ha destacado la ejercida contra las mujeres. No sólo es violencia física, sexual, sicológica y verbal que por desgracia se da en el ámbito familiar, sino que ahora se les mata sólo por...

Stacking the deck against ranching

08/15/2019
In our op-ed last month, we criticized Point Reyes National Seashore officials for spending millions of taxpayer dollars on planning efforts that produce many documents but few binding results. For example, the 1998 elk management plan and environment assessment gained the status of law when it was registered with the...

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