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image CalPERS joins investors urging banks to address Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's concerns 480_penny___crowd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The announcement came four days after 150 people from a coalition of environmental and Native American Groups held a march and rally in front of the CalPERS office in Sacramento to tell the retirement fund to divest from its investments in banks backing the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:29AM
image New Western Monarch and Milkweed Website Launched 480_monarch_butterfly_xerces_society_stephanie_mcknight_1.jpg by via The Xerces Society
The Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper will facilitate the study and conservation of the monarch butterfly in western states....
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:39PM
calendar NoDAPL Divestment Crawl 480_flyer_-_nodapl_divestment_crawl_-_ru4j_-_20170225_s_1.jpg by Rise Up for Justice
Willow Glen Town Square 1100 Lincoln Avenue (at Willow Street) San Jose, CA 95125...
Event Date: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:42PM
text California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections by Center for Biological Diversity
Brown Administration Lets 1,650 Oil Wells Continue Polluting Aquifers...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:44PM
image Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields 480_proposed-exempt-aquifers_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Exemptions Will Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04PM
image Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels 480_c4fprjkvyaaxwcr.jpg-small_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
On the afternoon of February 14, the Department of Water Resources announced the replacement of the immediate evacuation order with an "evacuation warning" for Oroville area residents. A press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office stated: "Due to lower lake levels, further inspections, ongoing work to shore-up the Oroville Dam emergency spillway and updated weather forecasts, effective at 1:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order for the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident has been reduced...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:07PM
image Marchers Hit Up 8 Banks Funding DAPL in Palo Alto 480_padaplincense_1.jpg by R. Robertson
Rocking Palo Alto's downtown shopping and banking hub, protestors took the message "Defund DAPL" to eight banks that help fund the Dakota Access Pipeline today....
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:23PM
image Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history 480_emergency_spillway_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
Critics of the Delta Tunnels project said the Oroville Dam spillway rupture shows how basic dam assessments, management plans, and maintenance are being neglected as Governor Jerry Brown constantly promotes the California WaterFix as the "solution” to the state’s water supply and ecosystem problems. “According to the American Society of Engineers 2013 Report, there are 678 high hazard dams in California, and 48% of them do not have an emergency plan,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, execut...
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:24PM
image Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by Nearly One-third 480_monarchpopulationgraph_center_for_biological_diversity_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Iconic Butterfly Has Declined by More Than 80 Percent in Recent Decades...
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:26PM
calendar Stand With Standing Rock - Stop Dakota Access Pipeline by Monterey County Nonviolent Action committee
Window On The Bay Park, Camino El Estero and Del Monte Ave, Monterey California...
Event Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 9, 2017 10:19AM
image Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low 480_western_monarch_count_1997-2016.jpg by via The Xerces Society
Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count results show that key sites had fewer butterflies than last year...
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 6:35PM
text Monterey County Residents to Challenge Plan to Turn Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump by Center for Biological Diversity
KING CITY, Calif. — Monterey County residents and members of the Center for Biological Diversity will attend a public hearing Thursday in King City to oppose a state plan to turn local underground water over to the oil industry for injection of contaminated waste fluid....
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 11:03AM
image Karuk Tribe, Forest Service and EcoAdapt Meet to Explore Climate Change Adaptation 480_prescribed_burn_karuk.jpg by Tony Marks-Block
The US Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest office, in partnership with the non-profit organization EcoAdapt and the Bureau of Land Management (California), met with the Karuk Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources on January 17th to receive input on their Northwestern California Climate Adaptation Project. The project intends to assess the climate change vulnerability of resources and habitats within the Klamath, Six Rivers, Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity National Forests, and BLM lands (Arcata, R...
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 8:40PM
image California oil lobby tops spending in 2015-16 session with $36.1 million 480_stand_with_standing_rock_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
This is a revised transcript of a short speech that I gave at the end of the “Changefest rally” held on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 21 and at a Sacramento Climate Coalition meeting on February 4. Photo: A water protector standing against Big Oil's Dakota Access Pipeline in front of one of the project's investors, Wells Fargo, in Sacramento this January. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 5:03PM
image Department of Pesticide Regulation sued over cancer-causing fumigant 480_12-1-16_crowd_with_raised_signs2_1.jpg by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Attorneys representing a Ventura County farmworker and environmental justice groups filed suit in the Superior Court of California against the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for its failure to follow the recommendations of scientists and provide public review for the regulation of the Prop 65-listed carcinogenic pesticide 1,3-dichlorpropene (brand name: Telone)...
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:54PM
calendar Defund DAPL Rally and March in Palo Alto 480_no-dapl-palo-alto.jpg by #NoDAPL
Palo Alto City Hall 250 Hamilton Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301...
Event Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:21PM
image ChangeFest speakers rally for Driscoll's Boycott, against domestic violence & for fracking ban 480_changefest_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Speakers and musicians covered a range of issues, ranging from violence against women, to the Driscoll’s boycott in support of indigenous farmworkers in Mexico, to successful campaigns to ban fracking in San Benito and Monterey Counties, to the No DAPL struggle at Standing Rock, to the successful struggle by the City of Vallejo to stop oil trains from running through the city. Photo: The Changefest drew hundreds of people to the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 2...
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:33AM
text People's Park Development Plan Headed to Regents For Approval by People's Park Defense
Despite continued public support for the preservation of People's Park, the administration of UC Berkeley will be submitting a development plan for the Park during the March meeting of the UC Regents. Most of the Park will be converted into housing. A sliver of open space will remain as a Memorial to Free Speech, as if to suggest the Free Speech is dead. The UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor told a Daily Cal reporter, “The next steps are being started. We’ll move as quickly as we can.” Along wi...
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:39AM
image Volunteers to Break Ground on New Community Orchard in Santa Cruz 480_riverside-community-orchard-visualization-seed-culture-labs-2017_1.jpg by Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project
Over the past several years, Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project – a nonprofit program known for organizing community fruit harvests to make use of excess backyard fruit – has been working with local ecological design outfit Seed Culture Labs, in collaboration with the City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec and a coalition of neighbors, to develop the city’s first community orchard. Riverside Community Orchard was launched in early 2015 when more than fifty volunteers came out to plant twelve dwarf apple, ...
Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:37PM
image Jerry Brown praises Trump's plan for new tunnels and other infrastructure state_of_state.png by Dan Bacher
“Governor Brown wants to use Northern California water to create even more wealth for richer urban areas and the top 1% of growers on the westside of the San Joaquin Valley, at the expense of economically distressed Delta cities like Stockton," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta )(RTD_ "He wants President Trump to help him. This isn't resistance."...
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:39AM