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Sun Nov 1 2015 (Updated 11/02/15)California Moves to Keep Whales Out of Crab Gear
Sun Nov 1 2015 (Updated 11/02/15)State Group Calls for Changes as West Coast Whale Entanglements Reach Record High Levels
A state-convened working group is recommending a series of initial steps toward reducing whale entanglements in crab gear in California, including more monitoring and retrieval of lost fishing gear. The Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group was convened in September after the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups found that whale entanglements in 2014 and 2015 had reached historic highs.
Sun Oct 4 2015 (Updated 10/05/15)Battle to Prevent Crystal Geyser Bottling Plant in Mt. Shasta
Sun Oct 4 2015 (Updated 10/05/15)Winnemem Wintu Chief Leads 'Water. Every Drop Is Sacred' Rally and March
Small cascades of pristine water rush out of the hillside at Big Springs, the headwaters of the Sacramento River, as they converge in a shallow pool located in the Mount Shasta City Park. On September 26, Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, and hundreds of environmentalists and activists from all over California and Oregon held a rally, the “Water Every Drop Sacred” event, in the scenic park. After the rally ended, Sisk and tribal members led a march and protest of 160 people to the water bottling plant.
Mon Aug 17 2015 (Updated 08/18/15)As the Drought Rages On, So Do the Fires
Mon Aug 17 2015 (Updated 08/18/15)First-Hand Report from the Massive Rocky Fire East of Clear Lake
Wildfires are a natural and regular occurrence during the dry season in California. After four years of drought, the situation this year is especially dire with huge numbers of large fires breaking out all over the state. The Rocky Fire was only contained within the last several days after burning for more than a month, consuming 70,000 acres in total. D. Boyer shared a thorough report from the scene of the Rocky Fire.
Mon Jun 22 2015California Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Nearly Extinct Humboldt Marten
Environmental groups petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to protect the Humboldt marten under the California Endangered Species Act. The Humboldt marten is a cat-sized carnivore related to minks and otters that lives in old-growth forests in Northern California and southern Oregon. Most of the marten’s forest habitat has been destroyed by logging, and the remaining martens in California likely number fewer than 100 individuals.
Flowback fluid from fracked oil wells in California commonly contains dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found. Benzene levels over 1,500 times the federal limits for drinking water were found in fracking flowback fluid tests dating back to April 2014 obtained and analyzed by the Center. Benzene in excess of federal limits was found in 320 tests, and chromium-6 was detected 118 times. Both chemicals can cause cancer.
Mon Dec 29 2014 (Updated 12/30/14)Drift Gillnets are Deadly Curtains of Death
Mon Dec 29 2014 (Updated 12/30/14)Lawmakers & Conservation Groups Call for Phase Out of California Drift Gillnets
On December 22, with the full support of marine conservation organizations, a group of California legislators called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from deadly California drift gillnets. “California drift gillnets are deadly curtains of death for marine wildlife like whales and sea turtles,” said Doug Karpa of Turtle Island Restoration Network.
Thu Oct 23 2014Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pinto Abalone
Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
On September 23, Native American Tribal members joined environmental groups in a protest on the north end of the Willits Bypass highway project. Protestors entered the construction zone north of town in the early morning hours, stopping the fast and furious flow of dirt-filled, double-belly dump trucks that have been working from dawn to dusk to cover the wetlands and archeological sites the activists seek to protect.
Sun Sep 14 2014New Data Shows California Drift Gillnets Not Sustainable, Continue to Kill Marine Mammals
The National Marine Fisheries Service has released new data showing that the California-based drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish killed an estimated 53 marine mammals from May 2013 through January 2014. Fishery observers monitored 34 percent of the drift gillnet sets made last year; they documented that the fishery killed an estimated three California gray whales, six short-finned pilot whales, nine northern right whale dolphins, nine California sea lions and 26 short-beaked common dolphins.
Commission to Vote on Postponing Marine Protected Area Reviews (1 comment) Tuesday Apr 5th 4:34 PM
UN Official Receives Formal Complaint from Solitary Prisoners’ Family Members & Advocates Thursday Mar 31st 4:54 PM
Scientists Urge Feds to Continue Fracking Moratorium off CA Coast Wednesday Mar 23rd 11:54 AM
Humpback Whale Monitoring Proposal Ignores Record Number of West Coast Entanglements Tuesday Mar 22nd 7:44 PM
Respect farmworkers: Boycott Driscoll's Monday Mar 21st 7:59 PM
Lawsuit Seeks Overdue Protection for Rare Frog in California, Oregon Wednesday Mar 16th 5:56 PM
Karuk Tribe, Conservationists Add Klamath National Forest to Westside Lawsuit Tuesday Mar 15th 7:02 PM
Fishery Council Adopts Ocean Salmon Options for 2016 Season Monday Mar 14th 12:41 PM
SEC Charges Westlands Water District with 'Enron Accounting' Friday Mar 11th 8:39 PM
Sacramento Salmon Ocean Abundance Forecast Is Half Of Last Year's Tuesday Mar 1st 3:09 PMMore Local News...
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Palm Oil Home Invasion In Everything From Snack Foods to Pet Foods Saturday Apr 30th 7:58 AM
Palm Oil Tax In France Opposes Continued Land Grabs and Deforestation Sunday Mar 6th 12:19 PM
France Considers Palm Oil Paraquat Tax Tuesday Feb 16th 9:18 PM
Say No To Palm Oil - Protect The Leuser Ecosystem Thursday Jan 28th 3:59 PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas Wednesday Jan 27th 5:18 PM
Consumers Demand Action Against Conflict Palm Oil Tuesday Jan 26th 3:15 PM
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Day of Service Sunday Jan 10th 9:10 PM
Cameroon In Crisis: West Africa Palm Oil and US, China, Corporate Plantations (1 comment) Friday Jan 1st 7:32 AM
Natural Health And The Panacea Of Red Palm Oil (1 comment) Saturday Nov 21st 6:15 PM
Palm Oil HCS Study, Consumer Action on Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil Wednesday Oct 28th 11:04 AMMore Global News...
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Orangutans Fleeing Palm Oil Deforestation Saturday Apr 9th 12:28 PM
CBS News: Investigators Say Umpqua Gunman Had White Supremacist Literature Thursday Oct 8th 12:02 AM
Campaigning for 15 Now Tacoma Wednesday Sep 30th 9:01 AM
California Fracking Waiting On Your Comments - LAST DAY - 03162015 (2 comments) Monday Mar 16th 8:28 AM
Justin from Mateel Center interview about Reggae on the River on KPFA setting the standard Monday Jul 7th 2:38 AM
Jet Ski Waves Off The North Central Coast In A State Marine Reserve Monday Jun 30th 9:55 AM
Fracking California's Farmland - Sunset Travel Magazine, & CapRadio (1 comment) Monday Mar 31st 1:18 PM
North Coast Fracking, Mendocino and Humboldt County Friday Mar 14th 2:32 AM
Denim Jeans are Destroying the environment... Monday Oct 28th 6:42 PM
Democrat Gov Brown sends CHP with rubber bullets against tree sitters Tuesday Apr 2nd 7:17 PMOpen Newswire...
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