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Groups Urge Air District to Protect Los Angeles From Fracking Pollution - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— On November 22, a coalition of health and environmental organizations called on the South Coast Air Quality Management District to better protect Los Angeles and Orange County residents from air pollution caused by fracking and other dangerous oil and gas extraction methods.
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:12AM
Fracking, another wrong turn on the road to sustainability - by Melissa Mullins
The anti-fracking movement is gaining momentum, thanks to documentaries and numerous University studies warning against the toxic chemicals used in the practice. My article urges Californians to join the fight against fracking, and to put pressure on Governor Brown into passing a moratorium. With midterm elections coming up next year, we have the opportunity to get our voice heard, and to elect someone that will represent what we want-- a future powered by clean, renewable energy.
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:49PM
Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teen Problem (audio/mpeg 21.9MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Jennifer Lombardi, director of admissions and outreach for the Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, discusses myths and realities of a deadly disease affecting 10 million or more women and girls in the United States. Audio 23:57
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:38PM
Settlement Will Safeguard Endangered California Frog From Harmful Pesticides - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A federal district court approved a settlement today (see PDF) requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to better protect California red-legged frogs from seven common pesticides known to be highly toxic to amphibians. The settlement gives the agency two years to prepare “biological opinions” under the Endangered Species Act to analyze pesticide use in and near the frog’s aquatic and upland habitats.
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 12:47PM
Endangered Species Act Saves Once-threatened Mojave Desert Bird - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today (see PDF) that Endangered Species Act protections have successfully recovered the Inyo California towhee, a songbird found only near springs in the Mojave Desert. The towhee got federal protection in 1987 because its habitat around desert springs was being damaged by grazing, recreation and mining. Federal listing with critical habitat protection allowed the bird’s population to rebound from fewer than 200 birds in 1987 to mo...
Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013 6:51PM
Netanyahu: His Own Worst Enemy - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Oct 8, 2013 11:50PM
AP Interviews Obama - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat Oct 5, 2013 12:00PM
Robinhood Republicans and Attention Deficient Democrats ~ 2013 US Farm Bill - by khubaka, michael harris
The US House version of a 2013 of a US Farm Bill stripped Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services from an opening round of the end of a working “unholy alliance.” Big corporate industrial agriculture interests, big banks and financial markets openly courting environmental justice and the hunger coalition in the name of "food security."
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:30AM
Dr. Hanan Islam from AMHEC from Compton interview on Settingthestandard (audio/x-wav 266.1MB) - by paz
Dr. Hanan Islam from AMHEC from Compton interview on Settingthestandard kpfa 94.1 fm
Posted: Mon Sep 9, 2013 4:08PM
War on Syria Looms - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:37AM
A. Philip Randolp ~ August 28, 1963 ~ A Day That Changed America - by from Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D
In the heart of the California Central Valley, the 7th largest Agriculture County in America, Jobs and Freedom remain elusive for many in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. Building on the theme, "Moving Forward by Looking Back," a closer look how we can help form a more perfect union and expand the values, work ethic and prosperity that is promised utilizing Agriculture as the foundation of our culture is on full view... A. Philip Randolp remains a giant unsung hero in many, many wa...
Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:17AM
California Black Agriculture Working Group ~ Salutes National Farmers Market Week 2013 - by khubaka, michael harris
In the "Greatest Garden in the World" restoration of Black Agriculture as the foundation of Black Culture is poised for job creation, career advancement and community economic development. The cultural transformation within United States Department of Agriculture and a new reality at the California Department of Food and Agriculture warrants a new approach for Black Agriculture farmers and ranchers. Farm to Fork activities that demonstrate culturally appropriate events and ethnic specialty ...
Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2013 7:06AM
ACLU Releases Documents on License Plate Scanners From 300 Police Departments - by American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU Releases Documents on License Plate Scanners From Some 300 Police Departments Nationwide Documents Show Location Records Being Kept on Tens of Millions of Innocent Americans [click on pdf for the full report]
Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:09PM
Is our proposed 21st century Farm Bill still cloaked in systemic institutional racism? - by khubaka, michael harris
Today’s White House, agriculture policy makers and President Barack Obama have indicated clear direction toward what a 21st century Farm Bill will look like to achieve a signature from our Commander in Chief. First Lady Michelle Obama, on her hands and knees, is demonstrating the benefit of Urban Agriculture, her example should give many an indicator of a positive way forward, healing what is hurting our communities.
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:20AM
Water Use Concerns Flood Frac Meetings and DOGGR Workshops Statewide - by Tomas DiFiore
Steam Injection Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods Might Use More Water Than Fracking Admittedly, knowledge not to scale; as the numbers of wells in 'mature' oil fields that employ Steam Injection EOR efforts in the State of California and it's major oil and gas producing counties is not tracked and aggregated and thus is not available to Agencies or the public. 60 Million Gallons Turned To Steam Per Day - Compared to the water usage of a single family of four, in a 3 bedroom household, that's ro...
Posted: Sat Apr 6, 2013 6:52AM
Slavery in California ~ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon - by khubaka, michael harris
Slavery in California is remembered at the foot of J Street, Old Sacramento Embarcadero, Monday, March 25, 2013. In Sacramento, enslaved human beings "property" as legally defined in the US Constitution and later shared in the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision were auctioned. "Mining for Freedom" is the tip of a huge iceberg yet officially recognized or documented. It may be time for the California State Legislature to open the offical archives and join the United Nations, International Da...
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:36AM
National Ag Day for All ~ Celebrating the Contributions of Farmers and Ranchers - by khubaka, michael harris
Not long ago, I recall well an introductory meeting US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the USDA Headquarters in Washington D.C., in a multi-agency, multi billion dollar construct... "Black Agriculture elders were focused on crumbs for the rich man table..." Today, Black Agriculture producers remain the canary in the mine shaft, covered in soot and lungs filled with ashe. US Ag Public Policy mandates the ongoing destruction of Black Agriculture Producers, a product now valued for global...
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:33AM
BLM Office In Bakersfield Is Not Performing Casing Or Cementing Inspections - by Tomas DiFiore
The 2013 update of “Law and Order in the Oil and Gas Fields” which analyzes state inspection data from five western oil-producing states, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming, as well as the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) data in the same 5 states Findings include a similar recurring theme as the “Bakersfield BLM Office” in the 2011 Internal Control Review (ICR) the BLM conducted of it's onshore oil and gas Inspection and Enforcement (I&E) program.
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:14PM
California Fracking: High Risk and a Real Crisis of Confidence - by Tomas DiFiore
“Make the distinction between fracking for oil and fracking for gas. The oil industry is running around saying, those are the problems you have with gas development in the east, but the regulations that you put into place called 'fracking' shouldn't matter that the technology changes, you don't know that they may be fracking for gas in ten years around here. The expansion of fracking brings with it new challenges.” Senator Bill Monning
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:37AM
Indigenosity, Aboriginality, and the Dubious Concept of Indigenization - by Clyde Hodge
This is a short essay on the definition of words that are used to define Native American Indians and the subsequent intended and unintended effects.
Posted: Sun Feb 3, 2013 9:56AM