Posted by Some Guy, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Mar 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Ahh, the great pacific garbage patch.
How do you know it actually exists? Cause you saw a photo of some guy rowing a boat through a bunch of crap in the water?
Evidently, you can't see it in satellite photos because "Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography, since it consists primarily of suspended particulates in the upper water column." (From Wikipedia).
Yet it's not to hard to find pictures like this attached to it: Web Link
I'm sorry, but the scene in that picture, is visible from space. It just is. Browse google earth, it is visible from space.
I know, I know, the satellite images have a higher resolution for land, they don't use as high of resolution for oceans. If it's the size of Texas, you shouldn't need really high resolution. You should be able to see some weird coloration at least. Or, why hasn't any new, higher resolution images been produced?
Posted by gunste, a resident of the Portola Valley: Ladera neighborhood, on Mar 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm
The plastic bag ban is required because a lot of people are very irresponsible with them. We use them for garbage can liners and recycle to excess. - In the absence of plastic bags from stores, which we get when we have more than the reusable can hold, we shall have to buy plastic bags for use in the garbage can.
The ban will not discipline irresponsible user who clutterup the environment.
Posted by R.Gordon, a resident of another community, on Mar 12, 2012 at 9:58 am
If the editor did not remove every web link of mine, Menlo Bowler might get an idea how they relate to tsunamis and the Japanese earthquake just might have something to do with your total absence of credulity.
TO THE EDITOR.........How will we know if Woodside abides by the ruling of no plastic bags? They do tend to violate a lot of rules as it is. I will be happy to list them for you.