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image Hoopa Valley Tribe: Interior Secretary turns back on Klamath salmon 120_toxic_algae_on_the_klamath_river__.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by Dan Bacher
“It is as if the Secretary of Transportation said let’s forget about automobile seat belts, airbags and antilock brakes and spend the savings on ambulances,” said Hoopa Valley Tribe Chair Danielle Vigil Masten. “The problem is that the ambulance may or may not get to a crash scene in time, and when it does arrive, the crew will have to deal with far more serious injuries.” Toxic Algae on the Klamath River. Photo courtesy of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:53PM
document Third Lawsuit to Prevent Caltrans From Vandalizing Ancient Redwoods in Richardson Grove richardson_grove_complaint-7-28-14.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Following two previously successful federal and state court legal actions, conservation groups and local residents filed a lawsuit in federal court on July 28 (see PDF) challenging Caltrans’ renewed approval of a controversial highway-widening project that would endanger ancient and irreplaceable redwood trees in Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County. Due to Caltrans’ flawed environmental-review process, the project to cut into and pave over the roots of old-grow...
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:06AM
audio July 17th 2014 Commemoration On World Justice (audio/mpeg 39.2MB) - by Tomas DiFiore
The Mp3 share, a composite of samplings – is spirited from the Timber Wars of the Pacific NW to Nicaragua, Guatemala, 911, Iran, Irag, Afghanistan, New York, Washington D.C., Indigenous Lands and People Everywhere. Beginning with a march on Washington (40,000 KKK in 1925) it journeys through the trail of Henry Kissinger, and the world’s various indictments of some of the masters of war and cultural despots. These audio samples cover a large range of connected subjects and are somewhat of ...
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:31AM
image Humboldt Activists Defend Unlogged Forest In Mattole Watershed 120_mattole_dougfir.jpg original image ( 612x792) - by Karen Pickett
Timber Wars Continue As Humboldt Activists Begin New Tree Sit To Defend Unlogged Forest In Mattole Watershed: Earth First! activists have headed into the woods on the north coast to defend old growth Doug fir forests in the Mattole River Valley from logging by Humboldt Redwood Co., owned by the Fisher family, who purchased the forestland from the old Maxxam/Pacific Lumber with promises to log more sustainably. They have vowed to not log old growth and not clear-cut and have certification fro...
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:29AM
document Pomo Tribe Seeks Protection for Cultural Sites at Caltrans Construction of Bypass resolution_coyotevalley.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Karen Pickett
The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is requesting government to government consultations regarding ancestral sites in the area where Caltrans is doing highway constuction on the Willits Bypass. Caltrans has already dumped fill on archaeological sites without consultation, as required by law. The Resolution passed unanimously by the Tribe is attached.
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:35PM
text Caltrans Agrees to Reevaluate Impacts of Del Norte Highway Project on Endangered Salmon - by Center for Biological Diversity
CRESCENT CITY, Calif.— In response to a lawsuit by conservation groups, Caltrans has agreed to reassess impacts of a controversial highway-widening project in Del Norte County on protected salmon and their habitat along the wild and scenic Smith River. A settlement agreement will keep in place a court-ordered halt of construction work until Caltrans completes consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Endangered Species Act and Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation ...
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:50PM
text Three Girls Beaten By Police After Demo for Andy Lopez - by Dave 'Davey D' Cook (repost)
Breaking News: Yesterday there was a big rally for Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa.. Youth from all over the city including many of Andy's classmates stood in front of the DA's office demanding she resign.. After the rally the police beat up 3 Latino girls, two of them 13 the other 14.. One is still in the hospital for injuries..
Posted: Wed Jul 9, 2014 2:37PM
audio Justin from Mateel Center interview about Reggae on the River on KPFA setting the standard (audio/x-wav 156.5MB) - by paz
Justin from Mateel Center interview about Reggae on the River on KPFA setting the standard
Posted: Mon Jul 7, 2014 2:38AM
text Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Puts Contract Renewal With Wildlife Services on Hold - by Center for Biological Diversity
EUREKA, Calif.— One day after a broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups urged the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to terminate its contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the board assented to a citizen request to delay consideration of contract renewal for at least a month in order to reevaluate the issues.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:12PM
calendar SF Mime Troupe In RIPPLE EFFECT - through September 1, 2014 120_poster__webb-_sfmime_troupe_summer_2014.jpg original image ( 660x1020) - by L. Helman
Bay Area Parks
Event Date:Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 5:22PM
document Humboldt and Mendocino Counties Urged to Void Contract With Inhumane Wildlife Services 06-30-14_humboldt_and_mendocino_county_demand_letters.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups sent formal letters to the Humboldt County and Mendocino County boards of supervisors today urging them to terminate their contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, which indiscriminately kills tens of thousands of native wild animals in California every year, including coyotes, bears, foxes and mountain lions.
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:22AM
image Jet Ski Waves Off The North Central Coast In A State Marine Reserve 120_smr_mpwc_at_point_arena.jpg original image ( 1800x600) - by Tomas DiFiore
Plan To Visit The New National Monument at Point Arena, CA Don't Forget Your Personal Motorized Water Craft Jet Ski The Waves In A State Marine Reserve Comments due by 9:00 pm Sunday 06.30.2014
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:55AM
calendar SF Mime Troupe In RIPPLE EFFECT - through September 1, 2014 120_poster__webb-_sfmime_troupe_summer_2014.jpg original image ( 660x1020) - by L. Helman
Bay Area Parks
Event Date:Fri Jul 4, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:50PM
image June 2014 Corporate Hack Attack On A Northern California Community 120_north_state_sacramento_gas_wells_3x4.jpg original image ( 900x1314) - by Tomas DiFiore
Butte County is taking a leadership stand for all the inland North State counties - the north state gas fields extend from Sacramento through the counties of Butte, Tehama and Glen, Colusa (west) to Lake County and have nothing to do with the 'Monterey Shale'. These are 'Gaslands', tight sand formations. Visit- https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/frack-free-butte-county#home 'The page has everything, and the story is so grass roots, it's historic and compelling.'
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:36AM
image Caltrans Willits Bypass Permit Suspended! 120_excavator_tracks_flat_jurisdictional_wetlands_3-14-13_cropped.jpg original image ( 974x612) - by Karen Pickett
The Army Corps of Engineers suspended the permit by which Caltrans is destroying wetlands in Mendocino County, connected to the controversial Caltrans Bypass on Highway 101. This is a much protested project, with Native American involvement. There were over 50 arrests last year.
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:13PM
image Legal Petition Calls for Return of Grizzly Bears to Vast Portions of American West 120_grizzly_habitat_in_the_west.jpg original image ( 600x720) - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition today calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to greatly expand its plans for recovering grizzly bears, including returning the iconic animals to vast portions of the American West. The petition identifies 110,000 square miles of potential grizzly habitat in places like the Gila/Mogollon complex in Arizona and New Mexico, Utah’s Uinta Mountains, California’s Sierra Nevada and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:54PM
image Ceremony to Protect Wetlands Brings Together Environmentalists, Indigenous People 120_priscillawater.jpg original image ( 960x640) - by Save Our Little Lake Valley
Although it was perhaps the hottest day in Willits so far this year, the Ceremony to Protect the Wetlands drew more than 50 people yesterday, June 8th, to the parched wetlands that CalTrans has been clearing, draining, and filling to construct its Willits Bypass. (Photo: Priscilla Hunter leading a similar ceremony in the wetlands last October.)
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:06PM
image Western Pond Turtle More Critically Endangered Than Once Thought 120_western_pond_turtle_actinemys_marmorata_on_beach_james_bettaso_fws_fpwc.jpg original image ( 682x472) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today (see PDF) of new research revealing that the western pond turtle is actually at least two species, each of which is therefore more endangered than previously thought. Because of threats like water pollution, introduced species, disease and overcollection, the study reaffirms, federal protection is urgently needed for the turtle, which is included in a 2012 Endangered Species Act petitio...
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:57AM
image Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Fracking Moratorium Bill 120_sos_logo.jpg original image ( 196x194) - by Dan Bacher
“The cost-benefit analysis of fracking in California has just changed drastically," said Senator Holly Mitchell in a statement. "The costs to people, homes and the environment remain unacceptably high, but we now also know that the projected economic benefits are only a small fraction of what the oil industry has been touting."
Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 4:27PM
image Former MLPA science co-chair sentenced to 10 months 120_ron-levalley-215x300.jpg original image ( 215x300) - by Dan Bacher
Thomas O'Rourke, Chair of the Yurok Tribe, said the Tribe is "very disappointed in the sentence, and in the system.” Photo of Ron LeValley at an MLPA Initiative Science Advisory Team meeting in 2010 by David Gurney.
Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 10:11AM

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