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From Scarcity to Glut? - by Norbert Nicoll
The industrial countries practice a lifestyle of non-sustainability and consume the resources of the earth too quickly. This is true for energy, raw materials and metals. We will not quickly abandon oil. Still the knowledge of its finiteness cannot be evaded. Along with better technology, unconventional black gold has given us additional time. We should use this time to develop alternative energy infrastructures.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:23AM
Meet the Resnicks, the Koch Brothers of California Water - by Dan Bacher
While serving on the board of Conservation International, Stewart Resnick become notorious for buying subsidized Delta water and then selling it back to the public for a big profit as Delta fish and Central Valley salmon populations crashed.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:31AM
Buffalo Field Campaign 2014 Road Show - by
Pacific Cultural Center 1307 Seabright Ave Santa Cruz, California 95062
Event Date:Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:33AM
Fight Climate Change! meet 350 San Francisco - by Anne Donjacour
Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin St @ Geary
Event Date:Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:00PM
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:20PM
Martin's Beach Access Lawsuit Won Against Vinod Khosla - by via Surfrider Foundation
On September 24, the Surfrider Foundation (surfrider.org), scored a huge victory in its protracted legal battle against billionaire and venture capitalist, Vinod Khosla, to restore beach access at Martin’s Beach in San Mateo, California. In a decision made by San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Barbara J. Mallach, Khosla will be required to seek a permit from the California Coastal Commission for the gates, signage and other access-blocking development at Martin’s Beach and begin a publ...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:05PM
Statement on Gov. Brown’s Remarks at the UN Climate Summit - by via Californians Against Fracking
Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s remarks at the U.N. Climate Summit, Bill McKibben and Californians Against Fracking, issued statements on California’s climate action. In his remarks today, Gov. Brown noted that carbon emissions are casting a “dark shadow” on the state. While California is making progress in addressing climate change, its efforts are stymied by continued fracking in the state, which only serves to pollute our air, water and communities.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:26PM
Oxfam: Green Climate Fund pledges still far below target for developing countries - by Takver - Climate IMC
The UN Climate Change Summit in New York brought many new pledges and commitments on emissions reduction targets, reduced deforestation, and in financing the Green Climate Fund, and many more. But do they measure up to the challenge?
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:31PM
Interview with Naomi Klein - by Joshua Holland
"This is a crisis with spectacularly bad timing because it fell in our laps at the very moment that history was being declared over and liberals around the world were exporting this market fundamentalism. They’re telling us we can’t regulate just when we need to regulate and that we can’t invest in the public sphere just when we need to do exactly that."
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:25PM
Graça Machel: Are pledges enough to avoid the climate change precipice? - by Takver - Climate IMC
The widow of Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, addressed the UN Climate summit in the closing ceremony highlighting the disparity between the pledges made and the magnitude of the problem to reduce emissions to stabilize the climate for us all. Because our very survival may depend upon these decisions.
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:47AM
InfoNight and Fundraiser for Mattole Forest Defense (East Bay) - by
45th and Adeline, Emeryville, CA
Event Date:Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:40AM
Pomo Leaders, AIM elders and Activists Shut Down Caltrans Construction - by Karen Pickett
Tribal Pomo Representatives, AIM elders and Environmentalists Take Action for Ancient Native Sites and Wetlands. Trucks Dumping Fill are Shut Down at the site of the under-construction Caltrans Willits Bypass in Mendocino County. The Native participants, from Coyote Valley, Sherwood Valley, Potter Valley and the American Indian Movement entered the construction site with the AIM flag, banners and drums for prayers and direct action in conjunction with local environmental activists.
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:14PM
New Report: Monarch Butterfly a Species Our Children May Never See - by Center for Biological Diversity
The monarch butterfly, whose spectacular 2,000-mile migration has captivated scientists and school students for generations, is disappearing largely due to pesticides and may not be around for our children to witness in the future, according to a new report (see PDF).
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:34PM
Marshall Islands poet makes climate appeal at UN - by IndyRadio
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner makes an appeal for the life of her baby and the life of the planet at the 2014 UN Climate Summit.
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:33PM
Rock The Moke: A FUNdraiser for Clean Water in the East Bay - by Greg Keidan
Leo's Music Club, 5447 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA
Event Date:Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:00PM
Big Oil Brown greenwashes his legacy at U.N. Climate Summit - by Dan Bacher
Oil Change International, a research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on "exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy" has given Brown a new nickname, "Big Oil Brown," for the large contributions he has received from oil companies and his support of fracking. Photo of Jerry Brown courtesy of Damien Luzzo.
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:42AM
Fresno County Central Library helps prepare for California Kwanzaa Ag Expo - by khubaka, michael harris
Progressive leaders at the Fresno County Central Library are preparing to showcase Kwanzaa Ag Education of our "California Grown" holiday season. The symbols and principles of Kwanzaa will be displayed in a culturally sensitive way for all to learn about the "first fruits of the harvest."
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:37PM
Santa Cruz Sierra Club Group Endorses Leonie Sherman and Bruce Van Allen for City Council - by via Santa Cruz Sierra Club
The Santa Cruz Sierra Club Group is endorsing Leonie Sherman and Bruce Van Allen for Santa Cruz City Council based on their "commitment to the environment" as evidenced by their answers during the candidates forum the group co-sponsored in August, as well as their responses to a questionnaire provided by their political committee.
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:03PM
Workers Speak Out At Oakland Climate Rally - by Labor Video Project
Trade unionists including teachers and nurses spoke out about the climate crisis in Oakland. Also Boots Riley spoke and performed for the rally. He called for workers to take over the economy
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:26AM
Did Prop. 30 donors know their money would support deadbeat dams? - by Dan Bacher
Carolee Krieger, No on Prop. 1 leader and California Water Impact Network (CWIN) Executive Director, said, “The governor is using a legal loophole to divert donations for public education to back his deadbeat dams, pork programs and subsidies for huge agribusiness.
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:47PM
OccupyForum Film: Climate Refugees: The Human Face of Climate Change - by Ruthie Sackheim
Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:32AM