$56.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Sun Jan 12 2014 (Updated 01/13/14)Save the Environment, One Napkin at a Time
Sun Jan 12 2014 (Updated 01/13/14)Sustaining the Unsustainable: UCSC Expansion and the Politics of Extinction
Robin Moore / Save Upper Campus writes: We're bombarded daily with slogans and images promoting conservation, urging us to be green, and informing us of UC Santa Cruz's leadership in the field of sustainability. Meanwhile, UCSC is proposing to build on 240 acres of the undeveloped Upper Campus, removing redwood forest, mixed evergreen forest, and northern maritime chaparral in order to construct new buildings, roads, and parking lots.
The varied campus ecosystems harbor an incredible diversity of native species that have adapted to this land over millennia. This web of species is fragile, and has already been heavily impacted by the past 48 years of university development. Grey Hayes, Ph.D., biologist and former UCSC Natural Reserve steward, speaks forthrightly about the current state of affairs:
"It is my firm belief from many years of careful examination of UCSC that the current level of development has exceeded the campus’ institutional, physical, and biological capacity. The signs are everywhere: unfunded mitigations, eroding hills, and disappearing species…To continue expanding development is to burden future generations with the damage we wrought now."
Read More and View Photos | PDF version of this article
Previous Coverage: Strong Turnout by Public to Protect UCSC Upper Campus From Development || The University of California: America's Most Ecocidal "Green" University
Pause the Calls: Black Lives Matter Saturday Jan 14th 2:51 PM
California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump Friday Jan 13th 12:01 PM
Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California Thursday Jan 12th 6:44 PM
Post Office Uses Leaf Blowers to Harrass Homeless at 6AM (8 comments) Thursday Jan 12th 7:46 AM
Freedom SleepOut #79 Swims Toward Justice Tuesday Night Tuesday Jan 10th 12:43 AM
SCPD Must Revise Immigration Determination Policy (1 comment) Sunday Jan 8th 11:44 PM
Selective Enforcement documented on Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz, CA (2 comments) Sunday Jan 8th 10:55 AM
Federal Analysis Downplays Fracking's Threats to Public Land in California Thursday Jan 5th 3:57 PM
SCPD Deputy Chief of Police Steve Clark retires (1 comment) Wednesday Jan 4th 8:48 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
Army Corps Issues Blanket Approval to Destroy Tens of Thousands of Acres of U.S. Wetlands Monday Jan 9th 1:48 AM
New Analysis Highlights Alarming Anti-Consumer Impacts of Proposed Enbridge/Spectra Energy Mega-Merger Thursday Jan 5th 3:01 AM
President Grants Commutations to 153 Federal Prisoners, Including Paul Free and Steven Speal (1 comment) Monday Dec 19th 6:26 PM
Despite New Jaguars in US, Feds Release Plan to Recover Endangered Jaguars Only in Mexico Monday Dec 19th 5:39 PM
Canada to Protect Declining Monarch Butterfly as Endangered Species Monday Dec 12th 2:40 PM
Oil Company Applies for First New Offshore Fracking Permit in California Thursday Dec 8th 5:09 PM
Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns Tuesday Dec 6th 2:08 PM
New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet Tuesday Dec 6th 1:59 PM
Trump's New Interior Department Transition Team Leader Believes Burning Fossil Fuels Is a 'Moral' Imperative Monday Nov 21st 6:12 PMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
EPA Report Confirms Threat Posed By Fracking Monday Dec 19th 6:47 PM
Hwy 17 Wildlife Tunnel in Sight: Land Trust Completes Funding for Land Protection Monday Dec 19th 6:20 PM
Plastics BAN list report identifies most harmful plastic products and alternatives in CA Tuesday Dec 6th 2:14 PM
Offer Accepted! Muckrock Offers To Check For Local Police Surveillance Of Social Media Tuesday Oct 25th 8:05 PM
CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing Friday Oct 21st 9:35 PM
Fracking and measure Z Friday Oct 21st 11:05 AM
CA Coastal National Monument Expansion: One Step Closer to Reality Thursday Sep 29th 8:20 PM
Leaders host public meeting on expanding the coastal national monument Tuesday Sep 27th 5:42 PM
Leaving Edward Snowden in limbo will be a stain on President Obama’s legacy (1 comment) Saturday Sep 17th 6:07 PMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]