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Big Tobacco, Health Care Industry Team Up to Fund Prop. 1 Campaign - by Dan Bacher
“Gov. Brown should return this money right away,” said Jim Knox, vice president of government relations for ACS CAN in California. “Propositions 1 and 2 are important public policy debates, but the tobacco companies are cynically using these measures to curry favor with the governor. Philip Morris doesn’t care about water or a rainy day fund. They only care about addicting youth and low-income communities to their deadly products."
Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:08AM
GMO OMG - by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Date:Wed Nov 5, 2014 7:30PM
Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:13AM
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
Clean Water Groups Highlight Progress for Monterey Bay, Call for More Success Stories - by Environment California
Santa Cruz, CA-On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report (see PDF) tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect Monterey Bay, funding conservation for a key tract of land upstream.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:43PM
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
Goliath Gets Bigger: Prop. 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 million - by Dan Bacher
The Yes on Prop. 1 contributions feature millions of dollars from billionaires, corporate agribusiness, Big Oil and and the tobacco industry - corporate interests that all expect a big return for their "investment" in the corrupt "play to pay" politics that rules California today.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:44PM
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
Screening of: Here Comes the Sun - by
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org
Event Date:Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:09AM
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
Occupy the Farm Documentary: Theater Premiere (Multi day event) - by Effie
United Artists Berkeley 7 Movie Theater 2274 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Date:Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:02AM
Sierra Club Opposes Ferrini Ranch Project in Monterey County - by Monterey County News
The Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club on October 21 submitted a letter to the Monterey Planning Commission opposing the Ferrini Ranch project proposed near Highway 68 near Toro Park in Monterey County.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:28PM
Chief Caleen Sisk: It's All One Big Project - by Dan Bacher
"It does not make sense that people are separating the water puzzle into individual pieces, such as: the raising of Shasta Dam, Proposition 1, the Delta tunnels, BDCP, Sites Reservoir, Temperance Flat, CALFED, Delta Vision, BDCP, OCAP, the Bay Delta, Trinity/Klamath Rivers, the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, and water rights," said Chief Sisk. "It is all one BIG Project."
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:46PM
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
New OCS Oil And Gas Lease Options And Global Offshore Energy Resources - by Tomas DiFiore
The plan at BOEM is to extend the OCS thereby opening up new lease areas off the coasts of North Carolina, and other Atlantic Seaboard States, and if possible politically, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. It's got to sound good – nationwide. And as you may have recently read, headlines around the nation state oil rigs are beneficial to undersea creatures sustaining 1,000 percent more fish than natural habitats! That's not what the researchers and authors of the new report actual...
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:42AM
Contributions to Yes on Prop. 1 and 2 campaigns rise to over $13 million - by Dan Bacher
Corporate agribusiness interests, the largest users of federal and state water project water exported through the Delta pumping facilities, have donated a total of $850,000 to the Yes on Prop. 1 campaign. The California Farm Bureau Federation contributed $250,000 and the Western Growers Service Association donated $250,000. Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon, owner of Paramount Farms and largest orchard fruit grower in the world, contributed $150,000 and the California...
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:16PM
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
Hoopa Valley Tribe Opposes Proposition 1 - by Dan Bacher
The Hoopa Valley Tribe joins the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Pulga Rancheria Concow Maidu Indians and a broad coalition of fishing groups, grassroots environmental organizations, family farmers, consumer organizations and a labor union in opposition to Prop. 1.
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:16PM
Lawsuit Challenges Freeway-focused Merced Transportation Plan - by Center for Biological Diversity
MERCED, Calif.— The Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit in Merced Superior Court today to challenge approval of a transportation and development plan that invests heavily in highways. The plan would dramatically increase air pollution, urban sprawl and greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:54PM
Forest Service Agrees to Reconsider Wilderness Protection in Los Padres National Forest - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Conservation groups today praised a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to consider stronger protections for wildlife and wildlands across 221,579 acres throughout the Los Padres National Forest in the remote backcountry of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern counties.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:50PM