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Bay Delta Conservation Plan Delayed! - by Dan Bacher
Tom Stokely, Water Policy Analyst with the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), said he was not surprised with the delay in the BCP and accompanying federal documents. "This is not unexpected because we knew the environmental documents were fatally flawed," said Stokely. "The problem is that that they can't fix the BDCP because the project can't meet the requirements of the Endangered Species Act and other state and federal environmental laws." Photo: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritu...
Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:26AM
20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction. Today’s decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service responds to a 2009 scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking the Act’s protection for 83 corals in U.S. waters. Of the corals receiving protection, five occur in Flor...
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:38PM
Gene Drives Are The Latest Disaster On the GMO Front - by John Thielking
Gene Drives may be a disaster in the making. Pro GMO activists often claim the technique is the ultimate solution while anti-GMO activists claim that the technique is the ultimate problem.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:26PM
Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show - by Ecology Center
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. between Dwight & Parker in west Berkeley
Event Date:Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:16PM
After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition today to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined by more than 90 percent in under 20 years. During the same period it is estimated that these once-common iconic orange and black butterflies may have lost more than...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:10PM
Westlands asks Court to block releases for Klamath River salmon - by Dan Bacher
Mike Orcutt, Hoopa Valley Tribe Fisheries Director, said, "Hopefully, logic will prevail as the Judge has the same issue that he will be issuing a ruling on from last year's case." "A New TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) would only be issued if plaintiff can show 'irreparable' harm from BOR's action and they are already getting maximum deliveries from Trinity anyway. Moreover, BOR has already established its water deliveries so they won't be harmed by reductions in their water deliveries....
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:03PM
Keep the Fracking Pressure on Candidates @ the Debate - by Ash Lauth
California Channel, 1121 L St # 110, Sacramento, CA 95814
Event Date:Thu Sep 4, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:11PM
Requiem for a Species - by Beeline
This September 1st is the 100th anniversary of the death of the very last passenger pigeon. A species that people belieived could never go extinct but went from billions to zero in a few years.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:14PM
Film: Hawaii, A Voice for Sovereignty - by sacpeace
909 12th Street, Sacramento
Event Date:Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:47PM
People's Climate March - by
Lake Merritt Park Amphitheatre 12th St and Lake Merritt Blvd Oakland
Event Date:Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:13AM
Spotted Owls Living in Rim Fire Area Slated for Massive Logging Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— New data from California’s Rim fire area shows there are at least 37 occupied owl territories in burned forest that the U.S. Forest Service wants to substantially cut as part of a post-fire logging project. Government surveys conducted this spring and summer in the Stanislaus National Forest, where last year’s Rim fire burned, found 33 owl pairs as well as six single owls. The majority are in the area where the agency has proposed to cut more than 600 million board feet o...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:58PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered CA Birds From Large-scale Desert Solar Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
BLYTHE, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity on August 21 filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior for failing to protect Yuma clapper rails, which are endangered marsh birds, from being killed or injured by large-scale solar projects in the California and Arizona deserts.
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:54PM
Obama Administration Stealthily OKs Expansion of Tar Sands Transport Through Minnesota - by Center for Biological Diversity
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— With no public input, the Obama administration has abruptly approved a scheme by Canadian tar sands giant Enbridge to sidestep the “presidential permit” and environmental review process for expanding its Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline. Enbridge had applied to double the capacity of the pipeline, also known as Line 67, that will put it on par with the amount of oil proposed for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:47PM
Screening of : A Lot in Common - by
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org
Event Date:Thu Sep 4, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:41PM
San Francisco Critical Mass bike ride - by jesse palmer
Gather at Justin Herman plaza - by Embarcadero BART - bottom of Market Street by Ferry Building
Event Date:Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:20PM
Reclamation releases additional flows to avert Klamath River fish kill! - by Dan Bacher
"We have determined that unprecedented conditions over the past few weeks in the lower Klamath River require us to take emergency measures to help reduce the potential for a large-scale fish die-off,” said Mid-Pacific Regional Director David Murillo. “This decision was made based on science and after consultation with Tribes, water and power users, federal and state fish regulatory agencies, and others.”
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:30AM
Exploding Oil Trains in Fremont? - by Jeffrey Spencer
Fremont Senior Center 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway Fremont, CA 94538
Event Date:Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:17PM
C-WIN Opposes Wasteful 'Porcine' Water Bond - by Dan Bacher
"In sum, Proposition 1 encompasses all the usual porcine metaphors used to describe wasteful government initiatives: It is both a pig in a poke, and the rankest variety of political pork," according to a news release from the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN). Photo of the Delta Mendota Canal, California Aqueduct and Interstate Five courtesy of the California Department of Water Resources.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:57PM
CSPA Wins Major Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against Water Board - by Dan Bacher
A Sacramento Superior Court Judge ruled that the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board violated the Clean Water Act in issuing an inadequate wastewater discharge permit to the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. "The ruling in the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance lawsuit provides additional protection for fisheries and water quality in the Sacramento River and Delta and will improve the wastewater treatment plant permitting process throughout the regio...
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:44PM
Turtle Island Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters About Mercury - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters to Avoid Tuna & Swordfish.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:53PM