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image Feds release emergency flows to avert fish kill on Klamath River 120_lewiston_dam_1.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by by Dan Bacher
“While there has not been a confirmation that any fish have died as a result of Ich, we are extremely concerned that there could be another fish kill in the coming weeks if additional flows are not released. We appreciate that the Bureau of Reclamation heeded our request to send emergency flows down the Klamath River,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr., Chair of the Yurok Tribe.
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:11PM
calendar Mattole Forest Defenders Benefit Dinner w/ Music, Speakers 120_mattole-benefit-poster-web-144.jpg original image ( 1224x2016) - by Forest Keepers
Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:45PM
calendar Screening of : The Wisdom to Survive - by
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org
Event Date:Thu Oct 2, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:47AM
calendar 15th Annual Brower Youth Awards 120_bya_vip_reception_wattis_room_2014.jpg original image ( 2048x1366) - by Anisha Desai
Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street, SF 94102
Event Date:Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:04PM
text People's Climate Train Leaves CA En Route to Historic Climate March in New York City - by Center for Biological Diversity
EMERYVILLE, Calif.— More than 100 people — including nuns, ministers, tribal leaders and student activists — boarded the People’s Climate Train this morning for a four-day cross-country trip en route to the large demonstration in the history of the climate movement. The train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will include workshops, discussions and activist trainings as the train passes through lands threatened by the climate crisis.
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:31PM
image Winnemem Wintu War Dancers: Shasta Dam a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' 120_mark_miyoshi__chief_sisk__jesse_sisk_and_james_ward_1.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
“We should be a salmon state, not a watermelon or pistachio state. We have the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. We have some of the largest salmon rivers in the West, but people have given these up for agribusiness, for large farms in a desert," Chief Caleen Sisk said. She reiterated that Shasta Dam is “a weapon of mass destruction” against the Winnemem Wintu and said the idea of dams is a “horrible archaic project.” Mark Miyoshi and Chief Caleen Sisk watch ...
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:28AM
calendar Dodging Extinction - Discussion w/ Cal Prof Anthony Barnosky - by Revolution Books
Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Date:Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:36PM
calendar Vandana Shiva: The Rights of Mother Earth 120_vandana_shiva_in_berkeley.jpg original image ( 360x552) - by Ken Preston
First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Event Date:Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:30PM
Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:30PM
text Federal Court Rules BP’s Reckless Behavior to Blame for 2010 Deepwater Oil Disaster - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – On September 4, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23PM
text Litigation Reins in Misguided Army Corps Program to Cut Trees From Levees - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO— Conservation groups on September 11 successfully ended their litigation against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after the Corps suspended its controversial program requiring removal of all trees and shrubs from levees and after Congress passed a new law requiring the Corps to comprehensively review its guidelines governing vegetation on levees. Friends of the River, the Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife dismissed their 2011 lawsuit in federal court that ...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:04PM
image New Data Shows California Drift Gillnets Not Sustainable, Continue to Kill Marine Mammals 120_gray_whale_california_drift_gillnet_noaa.jpg original image ( 438x320) - by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif.— The National Marine Fisheries Service has released new data showing that the California-based drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish killed an estimated 53 marine mammals from May 2013 through January 2014. Fishery observers monitored 34 percent of the drift gillnet sets made last year; they documented that the fishery killed an estimated three California gray whales, six short-finned pilot whales, nine northern right whale dolphins, nine California sea lions and 26 sho...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:01PM
document Lawsuit Seeks Public Records on Keystone XL's Impacts on Endangered Species complaint_kxl_foia_14-1527.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit (see PDF) on September 9 against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State Department to obtain public records that reveal how the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project will affect migratory birds and endangered species, including whooping cranes. Nearly 10 months ago the Center filed a Freedom of Information Act request for Keystone’s “migratory bird conservation plan” and survey data specifically referenced in th...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:52PM
text The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking - by Stanford University
The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:19PM
text 3 More NW Illinois Counties Show Insect Resistance to Monsanto's GMO Bt Corn - by Nature Bats Last
Five counties in northwestern Illinois have now shown resistance in western corn rootworms to Monsanto's GMO "Cry3Bb1" Bt protein. This trend of pest insects evolving resistance is expected to continue throughout the corn belt region of the Midwestern U.S., the result raising prices at the supermarkets. The recommendation is to avoid consumption of any and all corn products not specifically labeled "non-GMO" though even these are questionable due to pollen resistance. Humans will take longer ...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:50AM
image Urban Agriculture ~ U.S. Census of Agriculture 2017 120_black_agriculture___uganda.jpg original image ( 460x305) - by khubaka, michael harris
Urban Agriculture remains a viable job creator, career path and catalyst for community economic development. Preparation for design methodology for the US Census of Agriculture 2017 will include a unique pilot project, California Pan African Urban Agriculture Project
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:57AM
image Plans for Monterey Bay Resort Deemed Deficient 120_monterey_bay_shores_simulation_sand_city.jpg original image ( 960x554) - by via Sierra Club, Ventana Chapter
According to the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club, the California Coastal Commission on August 29 sent a letter to the developer of the Monterey Bay Shores Resort, Ed Ghandour, informing him his response to the requirements of the conditional Coastal Development Permit (CDP) was deficient. The Coastal Commission tentatively approved the development in April, after years of opposition from environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society. Monterey Bay Shores is planned...
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:55PM
calendar WE LOVE WATER! A Water Conservation Fair - by Greg Keidan
Civic Center Park, Berkeley, near Civic Center BART station and the Berkeley Farmers Market
Event Date:Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:48PM
image No on Prop. 1: Californians Deserve Sustainable Water Solutions 120_180px-california_no_on_prop_1_2014_logo.jpg original image ( 180x180) - by Dan Bacher
“If California taxpayers are going to invest $7.5 billion—and that’s $14.4 billion with interest, they deserve real solutions,” says Carolee Krieger, executive director of California Water Impact Network.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:02PM
document New Report: Offshore Fracking Threatens California's Ocean, Air, Seismic Safety troubled_waters.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— As the California Coastal Commission meets in Smith River this week, scientists with the Center for Biological Diversity today released a new report (see PDF) outlining the serious dangers posed by toxic chemicals, air pollution and increased earthquake risk linked to offshore fracking near Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:56PM
calendar Free Screening of 'The Wisdom to Survive', a Film About Global Warming - by Mike Caggiano
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo 300 E. Santa Inez San Mateo, CA 94401 http://www.uusanmateo.org/
Event Date:Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:03AM

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