New York mansions for sale by the dozens…

I was up in Bedford, New York this weekend. Bedford is generally an enclave for the wealthy who like to keep a country estate not far from NYC. I happened past one (of many) real-estate offices and noticed a flyer for…

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere……

ZeroHedge To put this in perspective, according to CapIq, there were just 95 companies in the S&P500 with a market cap over $50 billion, suggesting Uber which did not exist when Lehman filed for bankruptcy, now has a market capitalization…

Are railroads a solution to the California drought ? – Part 1

The concept of water by rail has historic precedent. Railroads with water tank cars played a role during earlier U.S. droughts, in the West, the Midwest and on the East Coast. Southern Pacific Railroad, which later became part of Union…

“Water Restrictions for California’s Farms: Just the Beginning?”

From the New York Times: The fact that the state is even talking about curtailments for senior rights-holders — for the first time since the 1970s — shows it’s willing to take serious action. So far agribusiness is not subject to…

Can California really accelerate water projects ? or is ‘regulatory capture’ too big to reverse…

Bill in Congress sets deadlines for California water studies Doug Obegi, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, said his group is eager to see the results of the studies as well, but he said rushing them could lead…