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Tue Sep 18 2018 (Updated 09/19/18)30,000 March in Largest West Coast Climate Action Ever
On September 8, more than 30,000 people marched in San Francisco as part of a major international climate mobilization. The “Rise for Climate Jobs, and Justice” march filled the city’s streets just days before the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). Protesters took to the streets again on September 13th after the summit had commenced, this time shutting down the intersections and substantially disrupting the entrance into the GCAS venue.
Tue Aug 28 2018Thousands of New Oil Wells Placed Next to Homes and Schools
Despite California’s image as a “green” and “progressive” leader, there has been a massive expansion of oil and gas drilling in the state under Governor Jerry Brown — and most of these new wells are located in communities with above average poverty rates and/or communities of color. On August 7, 35 youths held a sit-in at Governor Jerry Brown’s office demanding a plan to phase out oil and gas extraction.
Tue Jul 31 2018Direct Action to Save Old Growth Forest Continues Despite Raid
A long-standing logging road blockade defending the Rainbow Ridge in the Mattole River watershed was raided in recent days, but activists are still in the woods and on the road, struggling to hold the line. The Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) wants to gain access to the area to log in un-entered Douglas fir forests. HRC is owned by San Francisco's Fisher family, owners of the GAP empire. Activists say the Fishers need to feel the heat.
The state agency charged with regulating California’s pesticide industry allows manufacturers to make up their own usage rules, continues to allow a brain-damaging chemical to be used on food crops, is slow to hold applicators accountable when workers are poisoned, and routinely ignores community input in its rulemaking process. That’s according to the California Environmental Justice Alliance’s 2017 Environmental Justice Agency Assessment.
Thu May 3 2018 (Updated 05/04/18)People's Park Approaches 50-Year Milestone; UCB Pushes Development
Park Advocate reports: The foliage in People's Park is thinner this year. Another tree is gone, and various bushes and shrubs have disappeared. UC Berkeley has further whittled away at the park, and a new press release states that development plans are to be revealed after this academic year ends. The University of California is well aware that as the 49th anniversary of People's Park has passed, eligibility for historical protection is right around the corner.
Mon Apr 30 2018Pesticide Use Near Record High in California
Agricultural pesticide use in California remains at a near-record high, according to data released by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. DPR's latest numbers paint a grim picture of the state’s continued reliance on vast quantities of agricultural pesticides — 209 million pounds in 2016. That’s the third highest since reporting began in 1990. The greatest burden continues to be borne by the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast.
Sat Apr 21 2018 (Updated 04/23/18)Governor Brown, Please Step Up
A broad coalition kicked off a campaign urging Governor Jerry Brown to stop the build-out of dirty fossil fuel infrastructure, keep oil and gas in the ground and take immediate action to protect those most vulnerable to climate change. If Brown doesn’t act, the groups say, the governor will lose their support for the global climate action summit that he will host five months from now in San Francisco.
Mon Apr 16 2018 (Updated 04/17/18)Science Supporters Gather in Oakland
On April 14, the second annual March for Science Bay Area included a walk around the Lake Merritt path, speakers, and live music. The sunny day event also featured information booths and hands-on demonstrations, speakers, live music and activities for children. Organizers explained they want robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.
Thu Mar 29 2018Fight Continues Over Fate of Measure Z
On March 26, proponents of Monterey County’s landmark Measure Z ballot initiative filed an appeal to restore the land-use protections that voters passed by an overwhelming majority in November 2016. The appeal challenges a Superior Court ruling in March that invalidated part of the ordinance, which aims to shield the county from fracking chemicals and oil industry pollution. Measure Z won with 56 percent of the vote.
Sun Mar 25 2018 (Updated 03/26/18)The Case For the Meadow
A group of UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, alumni, staff, and concerned community members have joined together in an effort to prevent development on one of the most important scenic landmarks of the UCSC campus, the East Meadow. East Meadow Action Committee writes: The open meadows are central to UCSC’s world-renowned design aesthetic. This proposal overturns a fifty-year tradition of environmentally-conscious planning. We support more, better, and more affordable student housing and improved childcare facilities on campus. There are other places to build them that do not overturn UCSC’s proudest traditions.
7PM Wednesday Nov 14 Call of the Forest
7PM Thursday Nov 15 Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply
1PM Saturday Nov 17 Share a Meal, Share a Story
3PM Saturday Nov 17 Free Workshop: Divest from War and Fossil Fuels
10AM Sunday Dec 2 The Fifth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair - Fighting for...
5PM Thursday Dec 13 BLM to Host Cotoni-Coast Dairies Public Access...
Judge orders moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off California Sat Nov 10th 10:24pm
California Voters Defeat Proposition 3, the Big Ag-Backed Water Bond Thu Nov 8th 11:12am
Delta advocates at public hearing say California WaterFix Is Inconsistent with Delta Plan Tue Nov 6th 6:24pm
Legislators request info. on Brown & Trump administration negotiations over Delta Tunnels Sat Nov 3rd 9:41am
Fishermen Petition State to Control Pollution on California’s Wildest Salmon River Fri Nov 2nd 11:47am
Who Is The Real Gavin Newsom? SF politicians, the Navy, the EPA & Housing Wed Oct 31st 12:30pm
UC Berkeley to close People's Park restroom (2 comments) Tue Oct 30th 9:59pm
New State Rail Plan Calls for Funding of Rail Service in Santa Cruz County & Integration with Extensive Statewide Rail Network Mon Oct 22nd 7:49pmMore Local News...
Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown Mon Nov 12th 12:19pm
Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site that State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up (1 comment) Sun Nov 11th 11:01am
Logging Co.'s Claim of Sustainability Challenged and Investigation Says Action Needed Thu Nov 8th 9:28am
Groups to Continue Fighting Oil Extraction in San Luis Obispo, Statewide Wed Nov 7th 4:41pm
Emails, bank transfers, contactless payment: the environmental cost of the digital era Tue Nov 6th 9:20am
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Renews Legal Challenge Against DAPL Thu Nov 1st 7:08pm
Nuke Plants Cause Cancer Deaths, Rates Fall When They Shut Down Thu Nov 1st 3:08pm
Australian coalmining executives pledge to talk with impacted South African woman Thu Oct 25th 2:01amMore Global News...
11/9/18 Choking Smoke in SF from No. Cal Fire Fri Nov 9th 2:34am
Adani has announced a new, desperate plan to pay for its mega coal mine in Australia (1 comment) Sun Nov 4th 4:26am
One message: frack off Fri Oct 19th 10:21am
We need to prevent fracking in Australia's Northern Territory Fri Oct 5th 4:11am
The Shortwave Report 08/10/18 Listen Globally! Thu Aug 9th 4:22pm
EPA "Rat" Scott Pruitt Chased Out Of San Francisco (1 comment) Fri Jun 29th 7:00pm
While Nukes Fade Away, Answer Is Blowing In The Wind Fri Jun 29th 2:00pm
Jordan Bantuelle on Permaculture and the importance of DIY Food Systems Fri Jun 22nd 9:14amOpen Newswire...
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