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calendar Flood Wall Street West-- Mass March & Action to Shut Down Climate Profiteers - by sparki@riseup.net
Justin Herman Plaza 1 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105
Event Date:Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:17PM
image Reclamation will slash lower American River flows to only 800 cfs 120_800_american.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Dan Bacher
Over the past 3 years during a record drought, the Bureau of Reclamation and California Department of Water Resources have systematically drained Folsom Reservoir, along with Trinity Reservoir on the Trinity River, Shasta Lake on the Sacramento River and Lake Oroville on the Feather River, to export subsidized water to corporate agribusiness interests on the westside of the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California water agencies and oil companies conducting fracking and other extreme oil extra...
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:52PM
document "The Safe Communities, Parks and Schools Act of 2016" Filing Announced californians-for-safer-communities-initiative.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by via Californians for Safer Communities
Californians for Safer Communities desires to improve our communities and parks through reasonable and common-sense policies that emphasize the importance of public safety and sustainable environmental practices.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:20PM
image 908 Environmentalists Have Been Murdered in Brazil, Many Elsewhere As Well 120_368.jpg original image ( 500x333) - by Nonviolent Trees
Chico Mendes, Santos Rodrigues, Ohio nun Dorothy Stang are some of the nearly 1000 environmentalists murdered in Brazil by cattle ranchers, loggers, and other financial interests.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:54AM
image Shell paid out $15.5m over Saro-Wiwa killing 120_ken_saro_wiwa.jpg original image ( 670x446) - by The Guardian
Shell pressured the Nigerian government to hang Saro-Wiwa and 8 other nonviolent environmental activists. Ken Saro-Wiwa was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1996. Besides his work to protect the Niger Delta, he was an author. His son Ken Wiwa wrote In The Shadow of a Saint about his father. Richard North Patterson wrote a fictionalized account of Shell's role in the murder in the book Eclipse.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:34AM
text State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News August 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear industry, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:36AM
calendar San Francisco Critical Mass bike ride - by Jesse palmer
Gather at Justin Herman plaza - foot of Market St. by Ferry building and Embarcadero BART
Event Date:Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:33PM
document Judge denies Westlands' request to block higher Trinity River flows judge_o_neill_s_aug._26_decision.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
"The potential harm to the Plaintiffs from the potential, but far from certain, loss of added water supply in 2015 or 2016 does not outweigh the potentially catastrophic damage that 'more likely than not' will occur to this year’s salmon runs in the absence of the 2015 FARs," ruled Judge O'Neill.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:53PM
image Cows On Fire In Washington. USDA Won't Let Montana Use Firefighting Helicopters 120_cowsnearfire.jpg original image ( 1200x842) - by Extinguisher
The biggest fire in Washington history, one of nearly 70 burning in Western states, has burned an area bigger than Rhode Island. States ask for volunteers. Inaction and lack of prioritization by the federal government has made this the worst fire season eve
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:15PM
calendar Phat Beets Produce Fall Plant Sale n' Benefit 120_11896397_889478251088505_4646142559825109785_o.jpg original image ( 2048x1228) - by Alyssa Cheung
Dover Street Edible Park (Dover Street between 57th and 58th St, Oakland, CA)
Event Date:Sun Sep 6, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:10AM
image California Democratic Party Passes Resolution To Protect Los Padres National Forest 120_sespe_wilderness.jpg original image ( 800x600) - by Save the Sespe
At the California Democratic Party’s Executive Board Meeting this month, state party officials voted to adopt an official resolution protecting the Los Padres National Forest from the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:02AM
image Protesters slam LA funding of Delta tunnels for Big Ag tycoons 120_11049609_740496382745205_9054080734318720544_n_1_1.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by Dan Bacher
"Resnick, a billionaire agriculture tycoon who controls vast amounts of California water, is pushing the controversial tunnels in an attempt to secure more water for Central Valley corporate agriculture interests and dupe Californians into paying for massive tunnels that won’t secure new water for Angelenos," said Brenna Norton of Food and Water Watch, who spoke at the protest. "Food & Water Watch estimates the average household could be charged as much as $5000 to pay for the project." ...
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:15AM
text Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recovery plans (see PDF) today for the pallid manzanita, a fire-adapted shrub with only two naturally occurring populations remaining in the world — in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — and Baker’s larkspur, an attractive purple wildflower with only one small remaining population, in western Marin County.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:57PM
calendar SF Green Film Festival presents: Beyond Recognition - by Gemma Bradshaw
SF Public Library - Main Branch (Koret Auditorium) 100 Larkin Street San Francisco
Event Date:Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:13AM
text USGS Finds Widespread Contamination of Neonicotinoids in U.S. Streams - by via Center for Food Safety
August 19, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Center for Food Safety today commented on a new nationwide study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showing widespread detection of neonicotinoid insecticides in U.S. streams. According to the study, at least one neonicotinoid was detected in 53% of the stream samples collected. Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have acute and chronic effects on honey bees and other pollinator species and are considered a major factor in overall pop...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:36PM
calendar The 6th Annual 9-11 STOP DRVING CAMPAIGN 120_stop_driving_1.jpg original image ( 180x240) - by ZRW
Sundown prayer at Lake Merritt Boathouse [7:20 PM PST.]
Event Date:Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:15PM
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:09PM
calendar The 6th Annual 9-11 STOP DRIVING CAMPAIGN 120_stop_driving.jpg original image ( 180x240) - by ZRW
Sundown prayer [7:22, PST,] at Muwekma Farm 31st and East 14th. [Muwekma is Ohlone for 'People.']
Event Date:Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:15PM
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:03PM
image Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area 120_joanna-nasar-cocos-island-.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, has formed a partnership DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:59AM
image Big Oil spent $6.2 million lobbying CA officials in year's first six months 120_big_oil_disguise.jpg original image ( 480x480) - by Dan Bacher
In California environmental politics now, there is no bigger issue than than the capture of the regulatory apparatus by the regulated, including Big Oil, agribusiness, developers, the timber industry and other corporate interests. This is why fishermen, Tribal leaders, family farmers, environmentalists and grassroots Californians must relentlessly expose and fight this regulatory capture in order to restore our rivers, oceans, fisheries and the public trust - and support state and national ca...
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:13PM

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