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President Obama’s Earth Day Climate Message Inconsistent With His Support for Fracking - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. – As President Obama prepares to travel to South Florida’s Everglades tomorrow to deliver an Earth Day speech on climate change, the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch is highlighting the disconnect between the President’s statements on climate and his administration’s promotion of fracking on “protected” federal lands – including some in the Everglades region. In March, the Obama administration released toothless regulations that encourage new fracking ...
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:48PM
Earth Day Rally for SF's Clean Energy Future - by Jess Dervin-Ackerman
Meet on the Polk St. Steps of SF City Hall
Event Date:Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:30PM
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:10PM
Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements - by Axel Flessner, J Baertner and S Liebrich
The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements. US corporations could file lawsuits against the German prohibition of gas production through fracking. They could demand compensation in the billions from the states. States could be deterred by the threat of lawsuits from environmental and labor protective regulations. These agreements are not trade bills but bills to increase corporate profits and privilege foreign investors...
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:20AM
CA Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies to Continue Contaminating Underground Water - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Oil companies can continue dumping millions of gallons of waste fluid a day into scores of protected California aquifers under a plan approved today by the state’s Office of Administrative Law.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:24PM
Coalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent Orange Ingredient - by via Center for Food Safety
San Francisco, Calif. — A coalition of conservation, food safety, and public health groups filed a motion today challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to expand the use of “Enlist Duo” on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:37PM
14th Annual Earth Summit at UCSC - by
UC Santa Cruz Colleges 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room
Event Date:Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:32AM
10th Circuit Court Rejects Navajo Coal Mine Emergency Motion - by Center for Biological Diversity
DENVER— Two days after a federal district court halted coal mining within a newly expanded area of New Mexico’s Navajo Mine, mine operators filed an emergency motion asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow that coal mining to resume. The appeals court on Thursday denied that motion, saying that the Navajo Mine’s owner, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, “failed to make the requisite showing” justifying their request to restart coal mining.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:49PM
5 Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Obama Pursues More Offshore Drilling - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Five years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Gulf of Mexico is still reeling from the nation’s biggest oil spill yet the Obama administration is pursuing dangerous new offshore oil drilling projects in the Gulf and in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, putting more wildlife at risk and exacerbating global climate change.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:33PM
Lawsuit Targets 30-year Plan for Marine Terminal Receiving Ships Full of Dangerous Crude - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Environmental groups sued the California State Lands Commission on April 17 for approving a 30-year plan for refinery operations at a Suisun Bay marine terminal that will receive hundreds of tankers full of dangerous crude oil feedstocks, including highly explosive Bakken crude.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:30PM
The Clean Energy Blockade - by Emily Nuntrely
The oil and battery industries have spent over $73 Billion on disinformation and lobby campaigns to keep it from happening. Kleiner Perkins, Elon Musk and a cartel of Silicon Valley VC’s that control the battery market, will stop at nothing to sabotage it. The most powerful thing in the galaxy, our Sun, is powered by it. You can get it from any organic material, or body of water, anywhere, in any country, any place on Earth. If the word is even mentioned once in any blog, anywhere on th...
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:42PM
Comments on the European Commission's approach to investor-state arbitration - by Gus Van Harten
Gus Van Harten is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:05AM
Activists protest Sprouts Grand Opening - by Kelly Johnson
Gill Tract, Occupy the Farm Activists protest the San Rafael Sprout's Grand opening.
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:55PM
Commission approves fishing closure on Sacramento River section - by Dan Bacher
Fishermen, Tribal leaders and environmentalists note that the drought itself is not the reason for the collapse of winter Chinook salmon, the near extinction of Delta smelt and the collapse of American River steelhead, as agency officials often claim. They point to poor management of our reservoirs and rivers by the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources during a record drought as the culprit behind record low populations of fish species that once numbered in t...
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:43PM
Week of Success! Fight for Fifteen, Boycott Sprouts, and EIR Lawsuit! - by Occupy the Farm
Thank you for all of your support over the past month. From our first Boycott Sprouts action at Walnut Creek at the beginning of March, to the third (and fourth!) ones on April 15, this month has been packed to the gills with success stories and community mobilizations of support. There are still more big days coming up right around the corner — thank you for sticking with us for this ride!
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:52PM
Center for Food Safety Condemns Monsanto’s Monarch Recovery Pledge as Greenwashing - by via Center for Food Safety
The Center for Food Safety on April 6 sharply criticized Monsanto’s announcement that it is giving $4 million toward monarch population restoration. Two decades of the company’s top-selling crop system – Roundup Ready corn and soybeans – has nearly eradicated milkweed, the monarch caterpillar’s sole source of food, in cropland in the monarch’s vital Midwest breeding ground.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:28PM
Pearl River conference (audio/mpeg 2.9MB) - by Jesse Rafert
3 minute piece on american river endangered river nomination pearl river
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:52PM
A Walk in the Wilderness (from the Upper Campus FOREST WALKS: Spring 2015 calendar) - by Forest Walkers
North Remote Parking Lot (AKA North Perimeter) gate is @ the end of Heller Dr. above Kresge College, UC Santa Cruz. Parking is free on weekends.
Event Date:Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:21AM
Wildflowers and More (from the Upper Campus FOREST WALKS: Spring 2015 calendar) - by Forest Walkers
North Remote Parking Lot (AKA North Perimeter) gate is @ the end of Heller Dr. above Kresge College, UC Santa Cruz. Parking is free on weekends, on weekdays it’s best to buy an all-day remote pass @ the main UCSC entrance kiosk.
Event Date:Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:16AM
250 Native Elk Die Inside Fenced-in Area at Point Reyes National Seashore - by Center for Biological Diversity
POINT REYES, Calif.— The National Park Service has acknowledged that that more than 250 tule elk died inside the fenced Pierce Point Elk Preserve at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore from 2012 to 2014, likely due to lack of access to year-round water. While nearly half the elk inside the fenced area died, free-roaming Point Reyes elk herds with access to water increased by nearly a third during the same period.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:04AM
Coastal Redwood Forests: Carbon Offsets or Climate Mitigation - by Tomas DiFiore
Private corporate industrial commercial timberlands in Mendocino County do not have the standing timber volume inventory to merit carbon sequestration offsets accreditation. Mendocino Redwood Company should not be paid a green certified cent by large scale industrial polluters to ship the remaining redwood forests to expanding markets overseas for carbon offsets. The forest carbon offset marketplace is consumer-product oriented. The short-rotation carbon-decay curve diminishes the intrinsic v...
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:06PM