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OlympicForest Warfare Range, articles & petitions - by Otter
Three articles and 4 petitions (sign petitions at your leisure. But deadline of 11/28/14 -Greenwich Mean Time- for public comments to US Forest Service) "...Is it legal? And more broadly, is this a new use of the people’s national forest that will set precedent across the country, introducing an increasing, intrusive militarism into our unique and often fragile national parks and national forests where the public seeks peace? ..." "the Navy Auditor wrote: ... The EA-18G (Growler) emits...
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:43PM
Video: Keystone PipeLIES Exposed, 18 min - by Center for Media and Democracy
Our thinking on security, strength, health, work, and prosperity must change from the extractive and destructive paradigm to caring and protection. Nature is our partner, more than an external, a free good or a sink. Lakes are more than anti-freeze, mountains are more than landfill and politicians should do more than stuff their own pockets. The future should be anticipated and protected in the present, not extrapolated from the present.
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:35AM
Information War is declared #OpEdelman (video/mp4 1.6MB) - by IndyRadio
Edelman PR and Edelman Calgary have been hired to recruit astroturf shills in support of the TransCanada Pipeline. We have leaked documents with thei PR strategy courtesy of Greenpeace and a short broadcast from Anonymous.
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:14AM
Save U.S. Rainforest - Deadline Nov. 28 to comment re WA State Olympic Peninsula - by Marilyn
The last remaining rain forest in the US is ringed by the Olympic National Forest. The US Navy wants to make the area the "Pacific Northwest Electromagnetic Warfare Range" (PNEWR). The deadline to do something to save this precious fragile place is coming soon. This is a big, permanent, expanding, military project that will change the fragile Peninsula forever. It will likely be a prototype for militarizing more and more National Forests and Parks. We need real wilderness, not more militariz...
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:21PM
Department of Conservation - California SB 4 Well Stimulation Regulations Timeline - by Tomas DiFiore
SB-4 requires a scientific study on well stimulation treatments in California. “On or before January 1, 2015, the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency shall cause to be conducted, and completed, an independent scientific study on well stimulation treatments, including, but not limited to, hydraulic fracturing and acid well stimulation treatments. The scientific study shall evaluate the hazards and risks and potential hazards and risks that well stimulation treatments pose to natural re...
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:49AM
Study: Airline Fuel Efficiency Grounded as Profits Soar - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— As 24 million Americans prepare for Thanksgiving air travel, a new analysis reveals that U.S. domestic airlines showed no improvement in fuel efficiency last year, highlighting the urgent need for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the industry’s rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:31AM
New Study: Alaskan Polar Bear Population Has Dropped by 40 Percent - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Global warming has driven a 40-percent decline in the number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada, a new study finds. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population has dropped to just 900 bears, a severe decline since the last estimate in 2006 that documented more than 1,500 bears. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears live in eastern Alaska and western Canada and are one of only two polar bear populations in the United States.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:28PM
Canadian Billionaires: Keep Your Filthy Oil Ask Congress To Vote Against Pipeline On Nov 1 - by Mother Earth
Keystone would be environmental destruction, without any kind of benefit to the people of the US
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:31AM
Germany-- govt response to nuclear accident test results in chaos - by Klaus
A secret largescale simulation of an atomic disaster at a German nuclear power plant in Lingen ended in disaster on 17 September because crisis managers at national and state levels fought over responsibilities. The shocking outcome was revealed by the investigative daily newspaper, taz in October, citing 1,000 pages of internal ministerial protocols and files. In a real situation a radioactive cloud would have moved southeast from Lingen across Osnabrück, Steinfurt, Warendorf, Gütersloh an...
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:57AM
International Conservation Movement Calls on Chile & Peru to Protect Silky Sharks - by Joanna Nasar
This year a record number of threatened shark species will be granted greater international protections at the United Nation's 11th Meeting of the Conference of Parties, but silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) could be left out of this historic global movement if Chile and Peru continue to oppose their protection.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 5:42PM
Turtle Island Helps Gain Protections for a Record Number of Sharks Through the Convention - by Joanna Nasar
Banner Day for Shark Conservation: A record number of threatened shark species, including scalloped hammerhead sharks and thresher sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s efforts at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:34AM
Investments In Developing Economies Renewables, Clean Energy - Hydrocarbon Extraction - by Tomas DiFiore
The 'poor' will do well to be on their own, and need to be technologically self reliant, as public benefits of natural resource production are drowned in contaminated surface waters, bays, and aquifers, or, are mostly lost in a toxic fog of unknown constituents. Many alternative investment soapbox commentaries speak of the plight of the poor having to pay high prices for kerosene and oil to stay warm. They then shift the conversation to solar and wind. The future of drilling is headed offshor...
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:23AM
Turtle Island Attends Convention on Migratory Species - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Attends Historic Convention on Migratory Species to Promote the Record Number of Protections Proposed for Sharks, Rays & Marine Mammals
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:32PM
New report points to benefits of National Marine Sanctuary designation for Central Coast - by Sierra Club California
San Luis Obispo, Calif. – A new report released on October 7 points to the economic benefits that would come to California’s Central Coast, and particularly San Luis Obispo County, if the region were to receive National Marine Sanctuary designation. The report finds that if the San Luis Obispo County coastline were designated as a National Marine Sanctuary, the region could expect increased economic activity of more than $23 million annually as well as the creation of at least 6...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:57PM
AquaBounty Fined for Repeated Environmental Violations on Genetically Engineered Salmon - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, DC. — Officials in Panama have ruled that AquaBounty Technologies has been operating in violation of environmental regulations as it experiments with genetically engineered (GE) salmon in that country. In a decision that could challenge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) ongoing safety assessment of AquaBounty’s GE salmon, Panamanian officials fined the company $9500. Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth called on the FDA today t...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:34PM
Gray Wolf Spotted in Grand Canyon National Park for First Time in Over 70 Years - by Center for Biological Diversity
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— For the first time since the 1940s, a gray wolf is roaming the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The wolf, which is wearing an inactive radio collar, is likely a gray wolf that dispersed from the northern Rocky Mountains. The intrepid wolf is currently fully protected under the Endangered Species Act, which prohibits killing, wounding or harassing the animal and provides other protections. However, those protections could be stripped under the Obama administr...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:59PM
New Study: Deadly Skin-eating Fungus Threatens to Wipe Out Salamanders - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The journal Science today published a study documenting a new threat to the world’s salamanders from a deadly skin-eating fungus. A relative of the killer chytrid fungus that has devastated frog populations, the new disease called Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, or Bs, is sweeping through salamander populations in Europe. While the disease has not yet reached the United States, scientists found that imports of infected individuals pose a risk of spreading the highly lethal ...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:32PM
L.A. California Community Rises To Ban Fracking And Extreme Extraction Methods - by Tomas DiFiore
City of La Habra moves quickly to Ban any expansion of Fracking and extreme extraction methods. Another BIG battle almost derailed by censorship. Support The Communities In The City Of La Habra. Learn about what the City Staff, Oxy and Matrix Oil shenanigans. Who's Who? Californians for Energy Independence, including Energy Producers and “La Habra Heights Citizens Against the Energy Ban”? Californians for Energy Independence is a gas and oil industry political action committee. According ...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:02AM
Norway Plans Whale Meat Shipment to Iceland - by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—Documents obtained by the Washington, DC-based Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) reveal that a Norwegian whaling company, Lofothval, has sought permission to ship up to 22,000 pounds (10 metric tons) of whale meat to Iceland. The export request comes barely a month after the United States government raised concerns about Norway’s escalating whaling and trade in whale products during the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:47PM
Litany of climate lies debunked on video - by David Roknich, IndyRadio
Peter Hadfield, a science journalist with 20 years experience, presents a large collection of science videos as "potholer54" on YouTube. His series of 5 videos debunking Lord Christopher Monckton's is offered with a Creative Commons 3.0 license and now available here without the pervasive tracking of Google (YouTube and Doubleclick). In this photo, he is seen at the special olympics in Australia, 2012.
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:25AM