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Nuclear Shutdown News August 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear industry, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:36AM
Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recovery plans (see PDF) today for the pallid manzanita, a fire-adapted shrub with only two naturally occurring populations remaining in the world — in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — and Baker’s larkspur, an attractive purple wildflower with only one small remaining population, in western Marin County.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:57PM
USGS Finds Widespread Contamination of Neonicotinoids in U.S. Streams - by via Center for Food Safety
August 19, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Center for Food Safety today commented on a new nationwide study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showing widespread detection of neonicotinoid insecticides in U.S. streams. According to the study, at least one neonicotinoid was detected in 53% of the stream samples collected. Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have acute and chronic effects on honey bees and other pollinator species and are considered a major factor in overall pop...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:36PM
Colorado River Heavy Metal Spill May Be "WORST TOXIC DISASTER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!" - by Multi
Colorado River Heavy Metal Spill May Be "WORST TOXIC DISASTER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!" ### EPA Colorado River Spill now tested, and proven, to have deadly chemicals! ### "Worse than 3-Mile Island" by many magnitudes say scientists! ### " ...Could not have happened in a worse location. River and ground soil leads to huge swathes of dense population areas"! ### Still no "emergency-level response". No attempts to block, or reroute river underway. Nearby states say they were lied to abou...
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:20PM
ALDF Petitions to Revoke Dental License of Cecil the Lion’s Killer - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Minneapolis, MN. — On August 5, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry seeking investigation of Walter James Palmer, the dentist who admitted to torturing and killing Cecil the lion. By killing Cecil Palmer may have violated Minnesota’s standards of professional conduct, which prohibits “gross immorality” and other unprofessional conduct.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:27PM
Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries - by Joanna Nasar
Regulations Will Prohibit Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:35PM
Propaganda Bolsters Fluoridation - Not Science - by NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
No valid evidence exists proving that fluoridation reduces tooth decay, lament researchers. Proponents sell fluoridation to legislators with money, power and strategy fabricated by well-paid advertising agencies which influence media and local groups with one sided information like sales pitches on late night TV. Buyer beware!
Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2015 9:00AM
Legal Petition Calls for Federal Inspection of California's Aging Offshore Pipelines - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— Seeking to avert another devastating offshore oil spill, the Center for Biological Diversity today formally petitioned (see PDF) the federal government to inspect all pipelines off the coast of California for corrosion and other damage.
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 2:42PM
AWI Commends Introduction of CECIL Animal Trophies Act - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC —In light of the tragic illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the swift response by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Edward Markey (D-MA) to tighten up the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by extending protection to additional imperiled species.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:58PM
Evidence Found of New Wolf in California's Siskiyou County - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Evidence of a wolf in Siskiyou County was reported on August 3 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following up on citizen sightings of a lone, dark-colored canid, agency staff obtained photographic images from a trail camera and spotted fresh tracks, indications that California is now home to its second wolf in nearly a century. The wolf, which may be roaming in Siskiyou County, is not wearing a radio-collar, so its movements will be detectable only by trail c...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:42AM
Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence as South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes - by Julie Dermansky
TransCanada's promises to build safe pipelines have been called into question with several high-profile incidents involving its existing pipelines, particularly the corrosion problems with the Keystone 1 pipeline.
Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2015 5:35PM
Food & Water Watch Calls on SEC to Reject GMO Salmon Stock Filings - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015—Food & Water Watch called on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) today to reject the stock registration filings of AquaBounty Technologies (ABTX), the maker of genetically engineered salmon, based on misleading and erroneous claims the company is making in its attempts to join the NASDAQ stock exchange. The letter (see PDF) asks SEC to compel AquaBounty to revise the document to apprise investors of new scientific evidence showing that GMO salmon cannot ...
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:55AM
Large Oil Slick Observed Off California Coast Near Santa Barbara - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Emergency officials are responding to a 2-mile oil sheen off the California coast near the town of Goleta in Santa Barbara County. The slick extends to Platform Holly, an offshore drilling platform.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:45AM
Organizations Sue Mendocino County in Response to Wildlife Services Contract Renewal - by Center for Biological Diversity
MENDOCINO, Calif., July 27, 2015 — Animal-protection and conservation organizations filed suit today challenging Mendocino County’s contract renewal with Wildlife Services, a notorious federal wildlife-killing program that killed close to 3 million animals in the United States in 2014.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:14PM
Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM
TMT (30-meter telescope) on sacred Hawaiian land is illegal and destructive - by DLi
"We Are MaunaKea" is a rallying cry for native Hawaiian and environmental activists who oppose the controversial TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope)project atop Hawaii island's highest peak. Native Hawaiians consider the "white mountain" to be sacred grounds, where religious ceremonies are held and any desecration of the "piko"(navel) of the entire Hawaiian cultural origins is considered "kapu." or forbidden. Moreover, activists proclaim that there are numerous legal and environmental violations on ...
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:41PM
Summer of discontent: Mega-project protests across B.C. - by Cheryl Chan
System change - not climate change! The people united shall never be defeated! The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing self-determination, creativity and the rights of nature.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:02AM
House of Representatives Ignores Will of the People in Passage of Anti-labeling DARK Act - by via Center for Food Safety
July 23, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Center for Food Safety today expressed deep disappointment in the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 1599, a bill that preempts state and local authority to label and regulate genetically engineered (GE) foods. Instead the bill, backed largely by House Republicans, codifies a voluntary labeling system approach, blocks FDA from ever implementing mandatory GE food labeling, and would allow food companies to continue to make misleading “natural” claim...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:38PM
House Passage of DARK Act Hinders Public’s Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:29PM
Thousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged California officials to release results from an investigation into thousands of oil industry injection wells in the Los Angeles area that may be contaminating water and threatening public health.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58PM