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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
Yellowstone Bison Sent To Slaughter - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Tragedy in the Gardiner Basin, north boundary of Yellowstone National Park
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:00PM
CalTrans moves 1 step closer to insanity - by hawkfeather
Car Trance, aka Caltrans, proves yet again that it has no rationsl agenda, especially when dealing w\ Occupy To Decolonize
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:19AM
2014's Record Heat Reinforces Need for Fossil Fuel-free Future - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Earth suffered the hottest year in recorded history in 2014, federal climate experts announced today, underscoring why the Obama administration must back an international plan to end virtually all fossil fuel use by 2050.
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:09PM
Russia Blamed, US Taxpayers on the Hook, as Fracking Boom Collapses - by Ben Ptashnik
Ben Ptashnik is a former state senator from Vermont.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:48PM
Lawsuit Filed in Response to Yellowstone Wild Bison Capture - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Yellowstone National Park started trapping wild buffalo for slaughter on Thursday. Buffalo Field Campaign and Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program have filed a law suit in response.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:06PM
California Oil Officials Release Deeply Flawed Fracking Environmental Review - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO— California oil regulators today released a draft environmental review of fracking that fails to adequately analyze many major risks from fracking, including air and water pollution and risks to public health. The review by California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources was released even though state scientists are still six months away from completing their analysis of the risks and harms of the controversial form of oil and gas extraction.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:56PM
DPR Recommendations Leave Schoolchildren, Rural Communities At Risk from Pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform/MBCLC
Sacramento, CA – Today the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced new “recommended restrictions” on the use of chloropicrin, a cancer-causing pesticide used widely on California strawberries. Health, environmental and rural advocates say that DPR ignored its own scientists in developing today’s proposal, and that the recommended restrictions fall far short of protecting schoolchildren and rural residents from harmful exposures to the toxic pesticide.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:01PM
San Jose City Council Unanimously Votes to Oppose Central Coast Oil Train Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN JOSE, Calif.— On January 13, San Jose became the latest city to oppose the proposed Phillips 66 oil train offloading facility in San Luis Obispo County. The city council voted unanimously to prepare a letter to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission expressing serious concerns about the dangers of the project. If approved, this facility would bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of crude nearly every day through densely populated centers including San Jose.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:31AM
Lawsuit Seeks Federal Documents Revealing Extent of Offshore Fracking in Gulf of Mexico - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the federal government today for failing to release public documents revealing the extent and risks of offshore fracking in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted: Thu Jan 8, 2015 8:15PM
Mystery Condor Discovered by Biologists - by via Ventana Wildlife Society
Over the holidays, Ventana Wildlife Society biologists discovered a mystery condor at its wildlife sanctuary in Big Sur, California. This juvenile condor was seen with adult condors, #209, aka "Shadow" and #231, aka "Wild 1", which are a breeding pair. This pair of condors is suspected of nesting in a remote portion of the Ventana Wilderness in the Arroyo Seco drainage and are the most likely parents for the mystery bird. Biologists have never entered the nest because of the area's inaccessib...
Posted: Thu Jan 8, 2015 8:13PM
Long-awaited victory as Shell finally pays out £55 million over Niger Delta oil spills - by Amnesty International
Oil giant Shell’s long-overdue compensation pay out to a community devastated by oil spills in the Niger Delta is an important victory for the victims of corporate negligence, said Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development today.
Posted: Tue Jan 6, 2015 7:28PM
Feds Agree to Implement Seafood Import Ban to Protect Whales and Dolphins - by Joanna Nasar
In a landmark settlement reached yesterday, the U.S. government agreed to adopt new rules that ensure seafood imported into the United States meets high standards for protecting whales and dolphins.
Posted: Tue Jan 6, 2015 9:17AM
Global Shale Gas and the Anti-Fracking Movement - by www.rosalux.de
Water Contamination The evidence strongly suggests that fracking poses serious dangers to workers, communities, and the natural environment with particularly severe impacts in terms of water contamination and access. Fracking just one well can use between 2 million to 5.6 million gallons of freshwater and produce between 420,000 to 2.5 million gallons of wastewater.
Posted: Sun Jan 4, 2015 7:44AM
Ecosytem Bill of Rights - by Beeline
Giving an ecosystem "rights" is no more ridiculous than labeling a corporation a person.
Posted: Fri Jan 2, 2015 10:06PM
Lawmakers & Conservation Groups Call for Phase Out of California Drift Gillnets - by Joanna Nasar
With the full support of Turtle Island Restoration Network, OCEANA and other marine conservation organizations, California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) today called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from ...
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:33PM