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"Let's look to new places for heroes. Why not look to science, invention and entrepreneurship?"
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes, July 19, 2010

 
About Nettleton Strategies
 
"Resolving Complex Public Policy and Business Issues"


Carl Nettleton

What We Do
Nettleton Strategies' key strengths are:

  • Group facilitation
  • Collaborative strategy
  • Situational analysis
  • Communication strategy
  • Project management

    Combining these and other services with a broad base of content expertise allows the firm to move quickly into problem solving for clients.

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    Events
     
    With more events available than could possibly be listed in this publication,events are now being posted on the Nettleton Strategies web site under the following categories:

    Climate
    Water
    Ocean
    Transportation/Energy
    Clean Technology
    San Diego and the Border

    Please click on the links above to find information about the events you need to attend.

     
    Worth Knowing
     
    For a fun look at science and our place in the universe with a unique twist, see the online presentation offered by Eric Idle, one of the original Monty Python miscreants.


    The DJs from KCBQ's famed Top 40 era will be remembered on August 28 when a monument is unveiled in Santee at the site of the old KCBQ broadcast studios. The granite monument will feature the names of the on-air talent from 1958 to 1978. Attendees will include Shotgun Tom Kelly, now on K-Earth 101 in Los Angeles, Rich Brother Robbin, who has a 24-hour web radio oldies station, and former KCBQ night man Jack Vincent.


    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories has created an animation that shows the global reach of the pollution from the Russian wild fires.

     

     
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    August 16, 2010

    "The Nett Report" shares information coming across our desktops with clients and friends of Nettleton Strategies. In turn, we encourage you to share this report with your friends and associates. If "The Nett Report" was forwarded to you, please sign up by clicking on the link at the bottom of this email. You can also remove your name from "The Nett Report" list if you don't want to receive it in the future. Your comments are welcome at info@nettstrategies.com.

    Some items in this edition you won't want to miss:


    I'll be moderating " Saving Energy, Water and Money, A Workshop for Small and Medium Businesses" on September 21, 2010, for the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership. The workshop will be held at Qualcomm Auditorium, 6455 Lusk Blvd, and includes breakfast. Please RSVP! I hope to see you there!

     
    Water
     
    The Water Education Foundation is hosting a Northern California Field Tour on September 22-24, 2010, that includes Oroville and Shasta dams and other water infrastructure projects. The organization hosts other water tours throughout the year.

     
    Ocean
     
    With great white shark sitings being reported near beaches from Chatham, Massachusetts to La Jolla, California, its a great time to take a look at National Geographic's white shark photo gallery.

     
    Transportation
     
    The Walk Score website now has a Transit Score feature where you can enter your address and see your transit score and have it rated compared to other locations in your area.


    The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a new report: " Transportation's Role in Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Emissions." The report examines greenhouse gas emission levels and trends in the transportation sector to reduce those emissions.


    Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has reportedly warned voters that his opponent's efforts to boost bike riding "are converting Denver into a United Nations community" and "it could threaten our personal freedoms." This according to an article in Grist.


    China will begin construction later this year of huge buses that are large enough to let cars drive under them. The idea is to maximize roadway space.


    The City of Los Angeles is pushing to become the nation's mass transit leader by seeking federal loans instead of grants which could mean the City's goals could be reached in ten years instead of 30 years.


    San Francisco has broken ground on the Transbay Transit Center, an innovative project to link the Bay area's many existing and proposed transportation modes, including high speed rail. The project is described as a visionary transportation and housing project that will create a "Grand Central Station of the West."

     
    Climate Change
     
    Responding to criticism that the three major surface temperature records, including the one used by the University of East Anglia, rely on the same underlying station data, an amateur science blogger and software engineer has dramatically expanded the number of stations available. The data fills in regional gaps and shows the new data are in-line with raw data from other stations.


    A New York Times article and interview discusses options for addressing climate change, focused not on what is causing it, but on what can be done to adapt to it.


    A new national chamber of commerce is forming called the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy. These are local chambers who have split from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of disagreements about climate change positions. The new group believes "there's a whole new economy out there, a whole new economic development engine with a move to clean energy."


    A new National Academies of Science report addresses the need to beneficially use water produced during operations to extract methane trapped deep in coal beds. Currently the water is disposed of rather than used.

     

     



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