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France: Sidewalk human chain proposed for route of banned Paris Climate march on Sunday - by John Englart (Takver)
Paris: Coalition Climat 21 have proposed a human chain be formed between 12 noon and 1pm along the sidewalks of the Boulevarde Voltaire from between Place de la Republique and Place de la Nation. This was the original route of the climate march that has been planned for several months for Sunday November 29 in Paris, before the French state under the State of Emergency banned all street marches following the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:45AM
Porter Ranch Area Residents Testify and Rally about SoCalGas Misconduct - by Dan Bacher
"Residents are upset that SoCalGas initially lied about the source of the leak, and then misled the public about the health risks to the community," said Alexandra Nagy of Food and Water Watch. "In addition to the investigation, in light of recent reports that the leak has resulted in staggering emissions of methane and carbon dioxide – two potent greenhouse gases – residents also recommend shutting down the aged Aliso Canyon Storage Facility."
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:08PM
Natural Health And The Panacea Of Red Palm Oil - by Tomas DiFiore
Deforestation: Consume In Moderation - While the continued yearly burning of Indonesian forests and peatlands for palm plantations creates regional health hazards, new advertizing claims of red palm oil promote the health benefits to niche markets for optimum health and energy bars. And while global transnationals commit to futuristic Zero-deforestation pledges, there is also a trend of corporate restructuring and large global land grabs to increase the plantation base. Don't be confused, red...
Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:15PM
Activists vow to mobilise at Paris #COP21 climate change summit despite protest ban - by John Englart (Takver)
At a press conference in Paris on Friday afternoon activists unveiled how they would mobilize people in France to have a say despite the state of emergency that prohibts mass protests.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:06PM
FDA Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Human Consumption Over the Objections - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015) – Center for Food Safety today announced plans to sue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to block the agency’s approval for sale and consumption of the genetically engineered AquaAdvantage® salmon developed by AquaBounty. The suit will be filed in coordination with other colleague plaintiffs.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16AM
FDA Approves Unlabeled GMO Salmon Despite Widespread Opposition from Scientists, Consumers - by via Food & Water Watch
Ignoring Calls for More Comprehensive Studies, FDA Fails to Protect Public
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:11PM
Climate change protests for November 29 and December 12 banned in Paris and France - by John Englart (Takver)
This afternoon the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, ruled that the two large climate marches in Paris and the main cities in France on November 29 and December 12 would be prohibited due to the security situation after the terrorism attack on Friday 13 November.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:54PM
Costilla County, CO Introduces GMO-Free Zone to Protect Traditional Farmers - by via Center for Food Safety
SAN LUIS, COLORADO (November 12, 2015)—THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY (CFS) is proud to support a new ordinance introduced today in Costilla County, Colorado that would establish a “Center of Origin” GMO-Free Zone of Protection to preserve the county’s unique agricultural products and traditional farming systems. The ordinance is intended to protect the county’s traditional acequia (community irrigation ditch) farmers and their land race heirloom maize varieties that are unique to the U...
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:55PM
Protesters Call on Pacific Fisheries Management Council to Close the California Driftnet Fishery - by Joanna Nasar
Protesters from Turtle Island Restoration Network, Kurmalliance, Sierra Club and other environmental organizations took to the streets this afternoon during the on going Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PMFC) meeting in which swordfish management policies are under consideration.
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:19PM
Terrorism in Paris casts a cloud across UN climate change conference - by John Englart (Takver)
People around the world will have woken this morning to news of the horrific terrorism attacks in Paris on a Friday night. Over 120 dead, more than 200 injured many seriously. Seven of the eight attackers blew themselves up with strapped on suicide vests and an eighth attacker was shot by police during a storming of a concert theatre. Some of the attackers are feared to be still at large.
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:10AM
Advocacy Groups Call for Halt to Open Air Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Moths - by via Food & Water Watch
11.10.15, Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. advocacy groups Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S., along with the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of New York, called for a halt to open field trials of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell University. The initial trials have been in enclosed screened cages, but are expected to move to open trials early this spring. The groups cite numerous unaccounted for risks, including impact...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:42AM
Western Governors' Association Calls for Massive Weakening of Endangered Species Act - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— At the behest of Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, the Western Governors’ Association is hosting a “workshop” in Cody, Wyo., through Friday to discuss legislative changes designed to weaken the Endangered Species Act, including further delaying protection decisions and loosening scientific standards. Although the stated goal of the workshop is to encourage bipartisan conversations to improve the Endangered Species Act, the speakers at the gathering overwhelmingly represented industr...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:08AM
Big Bucks, Big Lies, and Big Deception from Big Plastic from Novolex on California Bag Ban - by Steven Maviglio
Plastic company Formosa Plastic, fined by EPA and OSHA, also contributing big to campaign
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:09PM
Can a leopard change it's spots? Australia's schizophrenic climate change diplomacy - by John Englart (Takver)
It seems Ministers from 62 nations were won over by Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt's charm at Precop with applause being delivered to speeches from Ministers from both Australia and Canada. But was the applause deserved?
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:24AM
Nuclear Shutdown News October 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:56PM
Public Meeting on Risky Arctic Drilling Designed to Stifle Public Input - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, November 9, 2015 — The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today is wrapping up a series of public meetings on Liberty, the latest Arctic offshore drilling project proposed in the Beaufort Sea. Center for Biological Diversity attorney Kristen Monsell is attending to raise concerns that the project threatens polar bears and ocean health — and to object to a meeting format that doesn’t allow a public vetting of these concerns.
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2015 3:13PM
Climate Games begin ahead of COP21 - by David Roknich/IndyRadio
"Shift the game against profit and in favor of life" The California Academy of Sciences held a Climate Game Jam for budding game developers, but the real Climate Games will be in Paris on 30nov15, en route to COP21.
Posted: Sun Nov 8, 2015 1:55PM
Too Darn Hot! Sex, human fertility and birth rate declines due to #heatwave temperatures - by John Englart (Takver)
If your not feeling like sex when it's too darn hot, your not alone. Latest research into human fertility and temperature extremes reveals that birthrates suffer a fall nine months after extreme temperatures events, and although there is a partial recovery in subsequent months, this does not make up for the lost fertility.
Posted: Sun Nov 8, 2015 12:16PM
French Oil giant Total accused of #climate crimes against humanity - by John Englart (Takver)
Paris: Climate activists targeted the head office of French petroleum firm Total and accused them of crimes against humanity due to greenhouse gases destroying the climate. The CEO of Total, Mr Patrick Pouyanné, was cited in a convocation of 'criminal' climate practices of his company.
Posted: Sun Nov 8, 2015 11:55AM
Protest song for Paris Climate Talks - by Anonymous
Ahead of the Paris Climate March on November 29th, The Beholders have released 'Che Che', their remake of the cover 'Hasta Siempre'.
Posted: Sun Nov 8, 2015 8:32AM