Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.
Some Butterflies Doomed, Others Thrive, with Climate Change
Some Butterflies Doomed, Others Thrive, with Climate Change

The endangered butterfly has become an ideal  insect for scientists measuring the damage of climate change A new study published in Ecological Entomology shows some species of butterflies adapt much better than others to warming temperatures, especially in mountain landscapes. Which are most at risk? It appears butterfly species which […]

Water War in California: Just the Tip of the Iceberg
Water War in California: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Summer battles are heating up in California over an $11.1 billion water bond. You can lead taxpayers to a bloated water bond but you can’t make them drink  – even if you color coat the controversial measure as the Safe, Clean and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012. EcoSalon […]

Cool Desert Getaways Booked in Blazing Summer
Cool Desert Getaways Booked in Blazing Summer

Restored vintage resorts in and around Palm Springs are booked up despite scorching heat. The seasonal exodus to and from Palm Springs is grinding to a near halt this time of year, as temperatures climb to 110 and even beyond. Things have never looked brighter in summer. Sure, it can […]

Summer Vacation for Teenagers Gets Phased Out
Summer Vacation for Teenagers Gets Phased Out

California teens wonder where the race to nowhere ends and summer begins. California high schools have let out for a couple of months but for many teens it’s just more of the same in skimpier clothing. Afternoons at AT&T Park waving a goofy foam finger or baking on the sands of Zuma […]

Super-Sized Cruise Ships Pose Larger Than Life Threats to the Environment
Super-Sized Cruise Ships Pose Larger Than Life Threats to the Environment

How super-sized cruise ships add to the oil crisis. Recent news that the 2,600 passenger Grand Princess cruise ship will be docked in San Francisco one year from now has unleashed a titanic blast of excitement. Naturally, the thrill of thousands of passengers and crew routinely disembarking at the pier […]

California Hospitals Pained by Do-or-Die Seismic Upgrades
California Hospitals Pained by Do-or-Die Seismic Upgrades

How state laws designed to make hospitals earthquake proof are threatening services, forging mergers and jerking costs of care. As a 2013 deadline looms for meeting the first set of standards of seismic compliance, hundreds of California hospitals ordered to retrofit their buildings are pleading for extensions. The majority of […]

10 California Artists Ready to Change the Way You See the World
10 California Artists Ready to Change the Way You See the World

The who’s-who of break out California artists making waves. Venice Beach has its colonies, Santa Monica a bevy of industry collectors and downtown L.A. is in full- throttle renaissance mode. So why wouldn’t edgy artists transplant themselves to southern California? Even down the choked 405 south in San Diego and […]

Restoration Hardware’s New Deconstruction Line Leaves Furniture Exposed
Restoration Hardware’s New Deconstruction Line Leaves Furniture Exposed

Restoration Hardware is going out on a limb for spring with a line that speaks to modern minimalism. Meander into Restoration Hardware’s highly architectural, bare bones showroom at the San Francisco Design Center, and you will be puzzled by what has been added as well as subtracted as the retailer […]