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Free Snapshot Contest Educates Public About California’s Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles - by Joanna Nasar
To raise awareness about these sea turtles, Turtle Island Restoration Network and the California Coastal Conservancy are sponsoring the California Sea Turtle Hero Photo Contest this summer with fabulous prizes.
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:44PM
Lawsuit Launched to Halt Destruction of 14,000 Acres of Condor Habitat at Tejon Ranch - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Condor advocates, conservationists and American Indians this week notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service they intend to sue over the agency’s approval of a “habitat conservation plan” that will destroy 14,000 acres of designated critical habitat for the California condor, one of the world’s most endangered birds. The habitat is entirely located on Tejon Ranch, north of Los Angeles, and will be destroyed by the development of the proposed Tejon Mountain Village re...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:50PM
please save water - by Skweakee Phelan + Pamela D. Phelan
California's current drought means every person, including farmers, MUST use less water!
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:31AM
July 15 Global Solidarity Fast for Peace – Palestine/Israel - by Peace End the Illegal Occupation
People around the world are fasting for peacej
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:44PM
Congresswoman Waters Calls for Thorough Investigation into CA Highway Patrol Beating - by Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement today in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10 Freeway:
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:54PM
Caltrans Agrees to Reevaluate Impacts of Del Norte Highway Project on Endangered Salmon - by Center for Biological Diversity
CRESCENT CITY, Calif.— In response to a lawsuit by conservation groups, Caltrans has agreed to reassess impacts of a controversial highway-widening project in Del Norte County on protected salmon and their habitat along the wild and scenic Smith River. A settlement agreement will keep in place a court-ordered halt of construction work until Caltrans completes consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Endangered Species Act and Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation ...
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:50PM
SB 1371 The Methane Leakage Abatement Workforce Act - by Tomas DiFiore
Since 1992, there have been 5,643 explosions that have resulted in fatalities, hospitalization, at least $50,000 in property damage, excessive release of liquids in the environment or unintentional fire or explosion, according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). They calculate that these incidents have cost 373 human lives, and more than $6 billion in property damage over the last 20 years. And where there are gas pipelines - gathering lines at the well, tra...
Posted: Tue Jul 8, 2014 2:12AM
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Puts Contract Renewal With Wildlife Services on Hold - by Center for Biological Diversity
EUREKA, Calif.— One day after a broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups urged the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to terminate its contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the board assented to a citizen request to delay consideration of contract renewal for at least a month in order to reevaluate the issues.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:12PM
El Niño Triggers Urgent Need, Legal Requirement to Close Fishery to Protect Endangered Sea - by Joanna
Conservation groups called out the National Marine Fisheries Service today for failing to implement the legally-mandated closure of the drift gillnet fishery in Southern California waters to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles. l Niño conditions — warmer than normal waters — attract endangered loggerhead sea turtles to fishing grounds, where they risk entanglement in nets.
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 1:03PM
ALDF, Cat Sanctuaries Ask California Fish and Wildlife to Regulate Hybrid “Franken-Cats” - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SACRAMENTO – On June 26, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), with co-petitioners Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, WildCat Haven, and Wildcat Sanctuary, submitted a petition to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) proposing a rule to amend regulations regarding the breeding and possession of controversial “hybrid” cats. These cats are a result of interbreeding domestic cats with exotic cats. ALDF argues that these hybrid breeds, like Savannahs and Beng...
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:25AM
Save the Che Cafe! Solidarity letter from Zack de la Rocha - by Chris Burnett
Save the Che Cafe! Letter of solidarity from Zack de la Rocha
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:50PM
Bay Area Robin Hoods Steal from the Government to Give to the Solidarity Economy - by David Gross
Local war tax resisters are redirecting their taxes to help the solidarity economy grow and thrive.
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:34AM
The law was struck down prohibiting people from living in vehicles in Los Angeles - by Lynda Carson
In the case Desertrain v. City of Los Angeles, the court sent a strong message all across the nation that cities cannot end homelessness, by making homelessness illegal with egregious city laws that essentially make it impossible for homeless people to survive by staying in their vehicles!
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:59PM
Oil Train Week of Action July 6-13, 2014 - by Matt Landon
Bakken crude oil trains have exploded at least 8 times since the first a year ago in Canada. Please plan an action during July 6-13, 2014 to protest the continued endangerment of our communities by the oil by rail industry.
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:47PM
Wildlife Groups and Sportsmen Petition Feds to End Lead Ammunition on Public Lands - by The Humane Society
Animal protection and wildlife conservation groups, along with individual hunters and sportsmen, have petitioned the Department of the Interior to require the use of non-lead ammunition when discharging a firearm on the more than 160 million acres of federal lands managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Each year, an estimated 10 to 20 million birds and other animals die from lead poisoning, either by ingesting lead shot or fragments directly or by feedin...
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:58PM
Coastal Commission Urged to Consider Offshore Fracking's Threat to Huntington Beach - by Center for Biological Diversity
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.— As the California Coastal Commission meets in Huntington Beach today, hazmat suit-wearing protesters with the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch will urge commissioners to consider the threat fracking poses to the local environment because of the hundreds of active oil wells in the city’s coastal zone. The protest starts at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday outside Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main Street.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:42PM
U.S. farmers making hay with alfalfa exports to China - by David Pierson
Millions of gallons of water being exported to China in the form of alfalfa for China's booming dairy farms
Posted: Sun Jun 8, 2014 11:06PM
Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower - by bfj helper
Don't work for IBM, Infosys, or Manpower. They discriminate against American workers in favor of guest workers.
Posted: Sun Jun 8, 2014 1:38AM
share her story! looking to connect with families of female victims of urban/gun violence - by Hazel Streete
Looking to connect with families of female victims of urban/gun violence in Oakland.
Posted: Thu Jun 5, 2014 6:44PM
Obama Administration Agrees to Stronger Protections for Salmon From Pesticides - by Joanna Nasar
A coalition of advocates for alternatives to pesticides, conservation organizations, and fishing groups have reached a significant agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agreement restores reasonable no-spray buffer zones to protect salmon and steelhead from five broad-spectrum insect killers – diazinon, chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl, and methomyl.
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 4:48PM