From modest beginnings in the 1990s, commercial composting in Sonoma County has grown into a sizable enterprise, one that has been embraced by both consumers and farmers. But with big changes about to kick in, the future of composting here is uncertain.
Alan Siegle, co-owner of Sonoma Compost, recalls how they had to persuade county supervisors to launch the operation more than 20 years ago.
The Sonoma County Trails Council is working with Sonoma County Regional Parks to build trails at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve with volunteers. This week, John Ryan tell us about the next opportunity to help complete the second entrance to the park, which opens soon to the public.
In a decision reaching from Washington to your medicine cabinet, the US Supreme Court has held that local governments can require pharmaceutical companies to take responsibility for the collection and disposal of their excess products.
Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of the California Product Stewardship Council, says laws such as the Alameda ordinance, are advancing the concept of “Extended Producer Responsibility,” which is a critical component of overall efforts to reduce consumer waste.
The 1993 federal Motor Voter law only requires states to offer voter registration through DMV offices. California's proposed new measure would automatically register the holders of all new or renewed driver's licenses, but includes an 'opt out' option.
Fire season is coming fast upon us. Up and down the state firefighting agencies are busy preparing for a year that could be one of the worst --- as drought continues to cripple the state. KRCB recently spent a day with a group of elite wildland fire fighters to learn what goes into getting ready for fire season.