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Too Many People? - by steve lerman
Stream or download at http://greatspeechesandinterviews.blogspot.com/ Broadcast at Access Sacramento, Sundays 6-8pm PDT at KUBU 96.5 FM and at http://www.live365.com/stations/accesssacramento?site=pro
Event Date:Sun May 24, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Fri May 22, 2015 12:51PM
Photo essay of protest against Nestlé in Sacramento May 20 - by Dan Bacher
“As California's water supplies dry up, Nestlé continues to make millions selling bottled water and that’s outrageous!” explained Liz McDowell, campaigner for SumOfUs.org. “We’ve stood up to Nestlé exploiting natural resources for profit in the past everywhere from Pakistan to Canada, and now the global community is speaking out before California runs completely dry.” Tim Molina of the Courage Campaign speaks at the protest at the Nestlé bottling plant in Sacramento. Photo ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:27PM
Protesters converge on Nestlé bottling plants in Sacramento and LA - by Dan Bacher
Tim Molina, Strategic Campaign Organizer for the California-based Courage Campaign, said to the crowd, "Today we are saying enough is enough. With people across California doing their part to conserve water -- it’s time that Nestlé did the right thing and put people over profits - by immediately halting their water bottling operations across the State."
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:17PM
Santa Barbara Spill Shows Again That There is No Good Way to Clean up Ocean Oil Spills - by via OCEANA
Santa Barbara Spill Shows Again That There is No Good Way to Clean up Ocean Oil Spills
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:49PM
New Santa Barbara Oil Spill Illustrates Unpredictability of Oil Infrastructure - by via Sierra Club California
SACRAMENTO—An oil pipeline burst onshore and dumped about 21,000 gallons of crude into a culvert leading to the ocean, creating a miles-long oil slick on one of Santa Barbara County’s most popular beaches, Refugio State Beach.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:44PM
Concerned Residents, Elected Officials Rally in Response to Refugio Beach Spill - by via Food & Water Watch
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Outraged over an oil pipeline burst that Tuesday spilled at least 105,000 gallons of oil into a nine-mile slick along the Pacific Coast near Santa Barbara, at least 150 community members joined non-profit and local elected officials for a rally and press conference today at Santa Barbara County Courthouse to express the urgent need to place a moratorium on fracking and phase out oil development in California. Photo: Santa Barbara County Community Members Urge Gov. Brown ...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:40PM
Pipeline Owner in Santa Barbara Oil Spill Has Had 175 Spill Incidents Since 2006 - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— The company that owns the pipeline involved in Tuesday’s major oil spill in Santa Barbara has had 175 incidents (mostly oil spills) nationwide since 2006, including 11 in California, according to a Center for Biological Diversity analysis of federal documents.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:30PM
Big Oil Trashes the California Coast - by Dan Bacher
Preliminary reports indicated that the ruptured 24 inch pipeline in Goleta leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil Tuesday. However, the pipeline company may have actually released as much as 105,000 gallons, with tens of thousands of gallons going into the ocean, according to the latest data from Plains All American. Photo of oil on the beach courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:54AM
Is a 1.5°C climate change limit still achievable? - by John Englart (Takver)
While we ponder whether we will overshoot the already dangerous level of 2 Degrees Celsius of warming on the way to 4C or 5C degrees warming by the end of the century, scientists have assessed whether it is still possible to restrict global warming to just 1.5C degrees. The short answer? Yes, it is technologically possible, but requires substantial and immediate emissions reductions with no room for further delay or obstruction.
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:29AM
Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp Aug 4-8, 2015 - by Matt Landon
The camp will be from August 4-8, 2015! The Location will be at the Emigrant Lake campground near Ashland, Oregon for campers age 13 to 19. The Camp registration fee is $150.00, but no one will be turned away if they can’t afford the fee meaning scholarships are available. Transportation assistance will be available and vans will be running from at least Portland and Eugene, Oregon and northern California.
Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:26PM
Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling - by Dan Bacher
"The oil spill near Refugio State Beach is a stark reminder of the dangerous risks expanded oil drilling poses to Santa Barbara County’s environment and its residents’ quality of life," said Becca Claassen, Santa Barbara County Organizer of Food & Water Watch. Photo of offshore oil rig courtesy of theecoreport.com.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:03PM
Movie Night: Butterfly Town - by ppjc
Los Altos Library 13 S. San Antonio Avenue, Los Altos CA 94022
Event Date:Thu May 28, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 2:50PM
Round Table Discussion about Social & Climate Crises - by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Date:Tue May 26, 2015 6:30PM
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:52PM
Climate Change Resistance: Seattle rises to oppose Shell's Arctic oil drilling plans - by John Englart (Takver)
Over the last week Royal Dutch Shell has faced stiff public opposition in Seattle to it's Arctic oil exploration program with the arrival of the Noble Explorer and Polar Pioneer oil drilling rigs for maintenance and provisioning in Seattle. Activists say risk of an oil spill is too environmentally dangerous in the Arctic, and exploiting Arctic oil will push global warming past the 2C (3.6F) global average temperature limit that has been internationally agreed.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:28PM
California Officials Won’t Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— After testing just nine water supply wells for contamination from illegal oil industry waste disposal operations, California regulators admitted today that they do not plan to do any additional state testing of water wells near protected aquifers tainted by illegal disposal wells.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:30PM
Referendum Suspends Santa Cruz County Ban on Medical Cannabis Cultivation - by via Responsible Cultivation Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California – May 16, 2015 – The first successful Santa Cruz County referendum in 13 years has suspended an ordinance adopted by the County Board of Supervisors to ban all commercial cannabis cultivation. The ban was adopted on April 14, 2015, and was to go into effect on May 15, 2015.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:18PM
CDFW celebrates "Endangered Species Day" as it hastens species extinction - by Dan Bacher
You just can't make this stuff up - a government agency like the California Department of Fish and Wildlife "celebrating" National Endangered Species Day when it appears to be doing everything it can to benefit agribusiness and other corporate interests at the expense of endangered species, along with a host of fish and wildlife species not formally listed under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts!
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:49AM
A Partial Privatization of Justice - by Frank Bsirske
On www.socialeurope.eu, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO warns that the TTIP free trade agreement with Europe is a secret tribunal where only foreign investors can sue. The TTIP brings a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state by creating a parallel private arbitration system where corporate lawyers serve as judges and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations (and all public interest legislation) can be chilled and invalidated as "takings" or "indirect expropria...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:49AM
The Climate Movement Needs You - by Amy Allen
350.org Office 1729 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612 (press 02 on the key pad to be buzzed in, then go up to 2nd floor)
Event Date:Sat Jun 6, 2015 10:30AM
Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 8:25PM
Canal littering exacerbates drinking water from canals - by Christine Kroll
Recent decisions by Fresno Irrigation District are that "canal water [is] to be restricted to 90,000 acre-feet to recharge underground aquifers and to surface water treatment plants in Fresno and Clovis." (Fresno Bee, May 14th ) Canals conveying future potable water have severe implications when the canals are almost filthy enough to require wastewater treatment before being passed through the water treatment plant. This article talks about issues involving litter, herbicide use, and tox...
Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:17AM