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text Ecuador Seizes 200,000 Shark Fins - by Joanna Nasar & Alex Hearn
Yesterday, the Ministry of Interior of Ecuador released a video showing Vice Minister Diego Fuentes explaining that 200,000 shark fins (which corresponds to roughly 40,000 sharks) had been seized in a series of operations. The Ecuador government arrested three people and confiscated several fire arms.
Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 5:45PM
text Canadian risk assessment finds GMO salmon susceptible to disease - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A never-before-seen draft environmental review of AquaBounty Technologies’ (ABTX) genetically engineered (GE) salmon reveals that Canadian government scientists disagree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on key questions related to the safety and performance of what may be the first GE animal approved for human consumption. In light of these findings, Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth and Consumers Union today called on the ...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:48PM
text Fracking Bohemians—more evidence - by Don Eichelberger, Bohemian Grove Action Netwo
Every mid-July for over 100 years, most of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world gather for a two week, off-the-record camp out at Bohemian Grove. This article describes some of the men who have influenced the development of hydrolic fracturing (fracking) and turned it in to another cash cow that is destroying the environment on behalf of the patriarchy.
Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:58PM
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
text 100 California Officials Ask Gov. Brown for Fracking Moratorium - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANAHEIM, Calif.— More than 100 mayors, city council members and other local officials from dozens of communities want Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking to protect California’s water supply from contamination during a devastating drought.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:27PM
text Groups Sue Obama Administration Over Weak Tank Car Standards - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— In the wake of a spate of fiery derailments and toxic spills involving trains hauling volatile crude oil, a coalition of conservation organizations and citizen groups are challenging the U.S. Department of Transportation’s weak safety standards for oil trains. Less than a week after the DOT released its final tank car safety rule on May 1, a train carrying crude oil exploded outside of Heimdal, N.D. Under the current standards, the tank cars involved in the accident would n...
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:02PM
text Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology - by Thilo Bode, C Stark and S Wagenknecht
The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.” Public interest laws can be chilled or invalidated as infringements of the “human right to profit” of foreign investors. Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped!
Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 5:06AM
text Nuclear Shutdown News — April 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear power industry, and highlights the efforts of those who are creating a better energy future. Here’s the April edition:
Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:59PM
text Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant: A Ticking Time Bomb? - by Stephen Lendman
nuclear power
Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:57AM
text Lawsuit Targets Pacifica Highway Project Threatening Wetlands, Rare Species, Views - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Resident and conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the California Department of Transportation and other agencies challenging the approval of the Calera Parkway Project, a proposed highway widening in Pacifica, Calif. The Caltrans project would more than double the width of the existing state Highway 1 for a 1.3-mile portion of the roadway in Pacifica, at a projected cost of more than $50 million, while hurting wetlands, endangered species and the...
Posted: Fri May 8, 2015 4:42PM
text Jerry Brown to water tunnels critics: ‘Shut up’ - by repost
Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that critics of his twin tunnels water diversion plan should “shut up” until they’ve spent as much time as the state has studying the plan. “Until you’ve put a million hours into it,” said Brown, estimating the amount of staff time devoted to the project, “shut up.”
Posted: Wed May 6, 2015 4:01PM
text EPA Cites Bakersfield Oil Train Terminal for Clean Air Act Violations - by Center for Biological Diversity
TAFT, Calif.— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited the Bakersfield Crude Terminal for 10 violations of the Clean Air Act, declaring the California crude-by-rail facility a major air pollution source that should have been subjected to rigorous environmental review during the permitting process.
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 5:20PM
text On the End of Capitalism - by Ulrike Herrmann
Capitalism will collapse in a chaotic and brutal way... The bridge from capitalism to the new "post-growth economy" is lacking. Hardly anyone reflects about the process of transformation... If the climate should be spared, fly8ing cannot be a human right. The unpleasant R-word that threatens growth will be unavoidable again: renunciation. This cannot be limited to flying since energy consumption can only be reduced by producing less.
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 8:37AM
text Court Challenge Filed to Stop Uranium Mining Next to Grand Canyon National Park - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX, Ariz.— A coalition of conservation groups announced today they are appealing a lower court decision that opens the door to new uranium mining at the Canyon uranium mine, located only six miles from Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim.
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:38PM
text Myths of Free Trade: Attac Refutes TTIP Arguments - by Attac.de
TTIP and CETA are far more than trade agreements. They help strengthen the power of transnational corporations and weaken democratic institutions. Attac promotes just trade instead of free trade. Labor rights, environmental standards and democracy must have priority over one-sided trade interests. Attac does its utmost for political and economic conditions that set distribution justice and quality of life at the center, not blind growth at any price. The TTIP agreement between the EU and ...
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:57PM
text On Earth Day Pocan and Schakowsky Introduce Strongest Federal Fracking Ban in the U.S. - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. — On Earth Day, U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), members of the Safe Climate Caucus, introduced the Protect Our Public Lands Act, H.R. 1902. The legislation is the strongest anti-fracking bill introduced in Congress to date and would ban fracking on public lands.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:13PM

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