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Three Restoration Grants Totaling $665,237 Go to Salmon Projects in Marin - by Joanna Nasar
SPAWN Secures Funding to Complete Habitat Restoration on San Geronimo Golf Course
Posted: Mon Mar 2, 2015 3:57PM
Feds Allow Lawsuit To Shut Down Diablo Canyon To Proceed - by Michael Steinberg
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:05PM
Community in Mourning after UC Berkeley Destroys 60 Trees on Historic Gill Tract Arboretum - by Gill Tract Defense
The Gill Tract community will be gathering at the Gill Tract at 5pm to mourn and plan. Early this morning, 60 trees were cut down on the southern acreage of the Gill Tract. The UC’s move to begin clearing the way for their proposed housing and shopping complex came as a shock to farmers and neighbors, as there is an active lawsuit on appeal in the county courts, contesting the development’s detrimental environmental impact. Knowing the community would mobilize to defend the trees, t...
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:06PM
Nuclear Shutdown News February 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry, and the people working for better energy alternatives.
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:22PM
Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines' New Sustainability Focus - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A broad coalition of 49 health, environment and animal-welfare groups urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to embrace the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s sustainability recommendations that were submitted to the agency today.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:32PM
San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—The San Luis Obispo City Council authorized city staff Tuesday night to send a letter opposing the Santa Maria Phillips 66 rail spur project, which would bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of crude nearly every day through San Luis Obispo. The letter will be sent from Mayor Jan Marx to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission on behalf of the city, urging it to reject the project.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56PM
TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest - by Werner Raza and Heribert Schmitz
The controversial investment-protection agreement establishes a parallel justice giving security to all investors.. The states would be liable for compensations for any lower profits.. The state and local governments could not pass any laws or regulations that could have a negative impact on the profits of businesses. Our democracy could become a paper tiger.. We all know our planet can only survive when we do everything in our power for a sustainable economy in all areas.
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:04AM
USDA Approves GMO Apples Despite Opposition from Apple Industry and Consumers - by Food & Water Watch
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered Arctic Apples. These apples are engineered to resist browning when sliced. The USDA’s environmental review received 73,000 comments that overwhelmingly opposed the commercialization of Arctic Apples. This decision marks the first approval of an aesthetically-improved genetically engineered food and will expand the reach of GMO products into the produce aisle, which currently only offers a sma...
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:50AM
Eshoo Introduces Bill to Designate Coast Dairies Ranch as a National Monument - by Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo
FEBRUARY 12, 2015, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) introduced legislation (H.R. 908) today to designate Santa Cruz County’s Coast Dairies property as the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument, permanently protecting all 5,800 acres of this pristine coastal land.
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:14PM
Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Fracking Flowback From California Oil Wells - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Flowback fluid from fracked oil wells in California commonly contains dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:49PM
Sierra Club Condemns State Injection Well Practices, Calls for Investigation - by Sierra Club California Press Release
SACRAMENTO—On February 6, the Associated Press reported that more than 2,500 injection wells that put aquifers that are federally protected or provide drinking water at risk in California have been permitted by a California agency. At least 46 percent of those—or 1,172—have been permitted in the last four years.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:50AM
Dr. Jill Stein for President - by www.jill2016.com
Imagine a presidential candidate not stuffing her pockets and legitimating the status quo of lobbyists writing laws, unending wars, tax evasion by corporations in the Cayman Islands, exploding inequality, statistical acrobatics on job creation and pipelines and coal trains! Alternatives of community centers and reduced working hours, person-oriented work, qualitative growth instead of quantitative growth, a service and caring economy, exchanging roles and true redistribution should be encour...
Posted: Mon Feb 9, 2015 5:24AM
Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Nomination Proposed for CA Central Coast - by Sierra Club California
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—The Northern Chumash Tribal Council, joined by other groups and individuals, on February 2 formally requested the nomination of a new “Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary” in an application to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 5:45PM
Video Footage from Inside Yellowstone's Bison Trap - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Take a look at what Yellowstone doesn't want the public to see.
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 1:27PM
EPA Urged to Shut Down Oil Industry Wastewater Wells Threatening California Aquifers - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately shut down hundreds of injection wells that are illegally dumping oil industry wastewater into scores of California aquifers, including some that supply water for drinking and farming irrigation.
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 1:30PM
Wild Bison Escape Capture in Yellowstone - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
More Buffalo Shipped to Slaughter Leaving Stephens Creek Bison Trap Empty, Death Count Passes 400
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:36PM
Toxic Battery Warning - by Emily Lund
A common product is having it's deadly dangers covered-up for profiteering
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:32PM
Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Conservationist Jairo Mora Provokes - by Joanna Nasar
The seven men arrested in the brutal murder of Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval and the kidnapping and sexual assault of four women, including one American, on the night of May 31, 2013 were found not guilty today sparking international outrage, and calls for justice.
Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:26PM
Neighbors Break Ground on Santa Cruz’s First Community Orchard - by via Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project
The first public orchard in the city of Santa Cruz, Riverside Community Orchard, has been approved at Riverside Gardens Park in the Lower Ocean neighborhood. Fruit trees will be planted on February 8th, 2015 in an atmosphere of community celebration. Future harvests – apples, pears, citrus, and more – will be freely available to community gardeners, neighbors, and the general public.
Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:54PM
Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35PM