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Video: Keystone PipeLIES Exposed, 18 min - by Center for Media and Democracy
Our thinking on security, strength, health, work, and prosperity must change from the extractive and destructive paradigm to caring and protection. Nature is our partner, more than an external, a free good or a sink. Lakes are more than anti-freeze, mountains are more than landfill and politicians should do more than stuff their own pockets. The future should be anticipated and protected in the present, not extrapolated from the present.
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:35AM
Study: Airline Fuel Efficiency Grounded as Profits Soar - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— As 24 million Americans prepare for Thanksgiving air travel, a new analysis reveals that U.S. domestic airlines showed no improvement in fuel efficiency last year, highlighting the urgent need for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the industry’s rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:31AM
Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off West Coast - by via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Monitoring efforts along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Canada have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident 100 miles (150 km) due west of Eureka, California. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the trace amounts of telltale radioactive compounds as part of their ongoing monitoring of natural and human sources of radioactivity in the ocean.
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:54PM
Nuclear Shutdown News - by Michael Steinberg
Aging nuclear plants are shutting down more than ever, increasing the risk to our health and safety. And nukes can release the most radiation when they're shut down.
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:23PM
Wrong Again! - by Steve Ongerth
In case you didn't know, the Blue Green Alliance is a coalition of business unions and environmental organizations that ostensibly advocates for building bridges between the labor movement and the environmental movement, with a specific focus towards "green jobs" and "sustainable development". Each year, the alliance issues a "Right Stuff Award" to "business, government, environmental, labor, and community leaders who promote a sustainable economy and environment". This year, they say, their ...
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:16PM
Stop the TTIP! - by D Haufler, F Roetzer and S Wagenknecht
The Euroepan Commission suspended the secret TTIP negotiations for four months for citizen consultation on the Investor-State-Dispute Settlement provision. This proposed parallel system with 3-person arbitration courts allows corporations to sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. What a scandal to set "foreign investors" above the environment and labor!
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:42PM
Debt Payments Dwarf Reconstruction Aid on Philippine's Typhoon Haiyan Anniversary - by Sophia Har
Religious, Development and Environmental Groups Petition World Bank for Debt Relief
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:48AM
Clean Air Now - by Charlie Peters
BP GMO fuel affect the water? Shell partner with electrial utility DuPont-Tide affect the water supply?
Posted: Sun Nov 9, 2014 12:55PM
Champ the Lake Champlain Monster Looks for a Celebrity to Promote Environmental Issues - by Champ the Lake Champlain Monster
Lake Champlain is the 6th largest lake in the U.S.A., and the lake monster, named Champ, is really hurting now because of all the water pollution. Recently in the news there have been a lot of stories about Super PACs which are political action committees that can support issues, such as cleaning up the environment. Champ is hoping someone will read his story and save him from drowning in water pollution in Vermont, where the big politicians are making the problem worse, while pretending th...
Posted: Sat Nov 8, 2014 5:48AM
International Conservation Movement Calls on Chile & Peru to Protect Silky Sharks - by Joanna Nasar
This year a record number of threatened shark species will be granted greater international protections at the United Nation's 11th Meeting of the Conference of Parties, but silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) could be left out of this historic global movement if Chile and Peru continue to oppose their protection.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 5:42PM
Turtle Island Helps Gain Protections for a Record Number of Sharks Through the Convention - by Joanna Nasar
Banner Day for Shark Conservation: A record number of threatened shark species, including scalloped hammerhead sharks and thresher sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s efforts at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:34AM
Community Organizing Wins Significant Victories on Fracking and Other Key Issues - by Food & Water Watch
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 1:29PM
Fracking Bans Win in Two California Counties, Fail in One - by Sierra Club California
SACRAMENTO—Voters in two California counties were able to overcome a Goliath of an opponent—the oil industry—and pass fracking bans yesterday by wide margins. Measure J in San Benito County passed with 57% of the vote, and Measure S in Mendocino County passed with 67%.
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:48AM
San Benito County Bans Fracking, Despite Deluge of Oil Industry Cash - by Center for Biological Diversity
HOLLISTER, Calif.— Voters in San Benito County approved a ballot measure Tuesday that will ban fracking and other extreme oil-extraction techniques, despite a massive ad campaign funded by the oil industry. Fracking is a controversial technique, used in thousands of California oil and gas wells, that blasts huge volumes of water mixed with toxic chemicals into the earth to fracture rocks. Anti-fracking measures also passed in Denton, Texas, and Athens, Ohio.
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:35AM
MEDIA ADVISORY: The Salmon Are Here! - by Joanna Nasar
Salmon Spawning Right Now in Marin County, Calif. -- Rain Triggers Migration
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:39PM
Turtle Island Attends Convention on Migratory Species - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Attends Historic Convention on Migratory Species to Promote the Record Number of Protections Proposed for Sharks, Rays & Marine Mammals
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:32PM
California's Multi-Billion Dollar Bondage Proposition - by Patrick Porgans
Approval of both propositions would enable Brown and his supporters to open the flood gates and promote more G.O. bonds. Those funds are to be used to cover the debt for the estimated $54.1 billion “Delta fix – twin tunnels” (Bay-Delta Conservation Plan) and the High Speed Rail “Bullet Train”.
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 9:00AM
Gray Wolf Spotted in Grand Canyon National Park for First Time in Over 70 Years - by Center for Biological Diversity
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— For the first time since the 1940s, a gray wolf is roaming the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The wolf, which is wearing an inactive radio collar, is likely a gray wolf that dispersed from the northern Rocky Mountains. The intrepid wolf is currently fully protected under the Endangered Species Act, which prohibits killing, wounding or harassing the animal and provides other protections. However, those protections could be stripped under the Obama administr...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:59PM
New Study: Deadly Skin-eating Fungus Threatens to Wipe Out Salamanders - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The journal Science today published a study documenting a new threat to the world’s salamanders from a deadly skin-eating fungus. A relative of the killer chytrid fungus that has devastated frog populations, the new disease called Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, or Bs, is sweeping through salamander populations in Europe. While the disease has not yet reached the United States, scientists found that imports of infected individuals pose a risk of spreading the highly lethal ...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:32PM
Lawsuit Challenges Freeway-focused Merced Transportation Plan - by Center for Biological Diversity
MERCED, Calif.— The Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit in Merced Superior Court today to challenge approval of a transportation and development plan that invests heavily in highways. The plan would dramatically increase air pollution, urban sprawl and greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:54PM