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image California Pursues New Health Protections on Chlorpyrifos 480_almond_tour_12_1.jpg by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced today that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulations and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment are pursuing health protections on one of the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the nation, chlorpyrifos....
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:45AM
image Majority Report: Fun City vs. Surf City 480_west-cliff-drive-bay-street-santa-cruz_1.jpg by Chris Krohn
A column focused on the current Dream Inn mini-mall and condo project proposal at the corner of West Cliff Drive and Bay Street in Santa Cruz....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:15PM
image Air Testing Shows Unsafe Levels of Brain-Harming Pesticide in Kern County 480_ban-chlorpyrifos-july-12-2017_1.jpg by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide linked to IQ loss and autism, has been found in the air in Kern County in amounts far in excess of the level of concern established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for pregnant women, according to 2016 air monitoring data released Thursday by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:39PM
image Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law 480_coyote_in_cat_tails_seedskade_nwr_tom_koerner_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by via Center for Biological Diversity
Decision Likely Halts Program That Kills Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions...
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:45AM
image Big Oil spent $10.8 million last quarter to pass Jerry Brown's cap-and-trade bill 480_7-1.25.17_cap_and_trade_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch, shed light on why the oil industry was so intent on getting AB 398 passed; it gives loopholes and tax breaks to corporate polluters that could actually result in more, not less, emissions. “The bill, heavily influenced by the oil and gas industry, makes California’s flawed cap-and-trade system worse by allowing excessive allowances to pollute and preventing local regulation of greenhouse gases,” said Scow. “The climate crisis demands ...
Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:21PM
image Please Save Berkeley's People's Park peoplesparkgarden.jpg by Darin
Poor social services in Berkeley and other civic aberrant negligence have contributed to the perceived negation and associated slander towards People's Park. But beyond a decades long insufficient response to human suffering and a lack of community concentration on the People's Park garden, and other aspects of the park that aren't directly linked to blight at all times, and often are, it is time to SAVE PEOPLE'S PARK!...
Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2017 7:28PM
image The Fix Is In: Brown administration approves environmental documents for Delta Tunnels cindy_messer.jpg by Dan Bacher
Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch, said the certification “is very troubling, though hardly surprising, for Governor Brown to approve of building massive new tunnels that won’t fix any of California’s water problems.” “This project would waste $25 to $67 billion, with interest, of taxpayer money and devastate the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. It would unfairly burden Southern Californians with higher water bills at a time when we must repair the aging and crumbling pipes ...
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:32PM
image Farmworker communities from Monterey Bay Area call on California to ban brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos 480_safe_ag_safe_schools_ban_chlorpyrifos_rally_california_1.jpg by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Residents from all over California converge on Sacramento to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures demanding state action after U.S. EPA failed to implement a ban...
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:09AM
image Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit As He Promotes Fracking, Delta Tunnels 480_jerry_brown___president_xi_pg_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The New York Times didn’t mention that “America's de facto leader on climate change” received $9.8 million from oil, gas and utility companies, often within days of winning big favors, since he ran for Governor, according to a report released by the the Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog last August: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/dirtyhands Photo: Governor Brown and President Xi of the People's Republic of China meet on Day 3, June 6, of Brown's trip to China. Photo courtesy of Govern...
Posted: Sat Jul 8, 2017 11:56AM
image "CLEANING THE SWAMP" Hunters Point & Treasure Island Tetra Tech Workers Blow Whistle 480_hunters_point_whistleblowers_housing_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Four Tetra Tech health and safety inspectors who were working at the Hunters Naval Shipyard and Treasure Island reported on the systemic criminal cover-up and corruption by the company threatening the health and safety of the workers, residents and families who are now buying homes in the area. They charge that there is serious contaminated radioactive earth in the area where new construction has gone on....
Posted: Tue Jul 4, 2017 12:45AM
image Central Coast Bald Eagles Now Fully Restored - A Foreshadowing for the California Condor 480_bald_eagle-central-california_1.jpg by via Ventana Wildlife Society
June 16, 2017 - In this month’s issue of the Journal of Raptor Research, a peer-reviewed paper documents how local biologists from Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) restored bald eagles to central California and how the birds have done over the last 25 years. For lead author and VWS Executive Director Kelly Sorenson, “Publishing this paper was a bucket list thing for me as I worked as a field biologist in the early 1990’s when we were releasing eagles to the wild. We only got around to writing t...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 3:26PM
image Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue to Block Delta Tunnels Project 480_chinook-salmon_patrick-jarrett-sliderbox_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This version of the tunnels will wipe out California’s salmon fishery and the families and communities that rely on salmon,” said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association. “The problem is the state basically allowed the water users to design the tunnels and they’re so huge that the federal fish and wildlife agencies are basically throwing up their hands. It’s like they let the fox design the hen house so of course he made it easy to rob.”...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:04PM
image Trump administration approves permit to construct Delta Tunnels paul-souza.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The federal government has only released a biological opinion on the construction of the tunnels—the public will have to wait for future biological opinions on the intakes and operations of the project,” explained Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA). “In essence, they’re asking contractors to commit to paying for construction without knowing how the projects will be operated and how much water can be exported.” Photo: Paul Souza, Pa...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:09PM
image The links between Delta Tunnels and faux "marine protected areas" are deep & alarming 480_scmpas-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If you haven't read this article already, I urge you to do so. It is one of the most important pieces on water, the Delta and coastal protection that you will ever read. Everybody who cares about stopping the Delta Tunnels and restoring our salmon and other fish populations MUST read this article and share it with others. You will rarely find deep investigative journalism like this in the mainstream media or most "alternative" media. The deep relationship between the MLPA Initiative and ...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:47AM
image Agreement Reached to Close Cemex Sand Mine in Marina 480_cemex-lapis-sand-mine_1.jpg by Kevin Miller, Surfrider Foundation
On July 13, the California Coastal Commission will consider an agreement that would close the Cemex Lapis Sand Mine in Marina. The mine has been linked to severe coastal erosion in the southern Monterey Bay, which is losing more coastline than anywhere else in the state. Surfrider, Save our Shores, and all our partners in this fight are in support of the agreement. But the Coastal Commission needs to know that you support it too. This is the final public meeting on this issue and it is ...
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:57PM
image Lawsuit Launched to End Whale, Sea Turtle Entanglements in California Dungeness Crab Gear 480_entangledwhale_edlyman_noaa_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:48AM
text Berkeley mayor & UC Chancellor agree to end People's Park by It's Time to Occupy
According to Berkeleyside (a local source for business and real-estate news), Berkeley's new mayor Jesse Arreguin "is enthusiastic about the plans" to develop housing on People's Park. The mayor has been meeting in private with UC Berkeley's new chancellor Carol Christ. This is a crucial time to defend People's Park, through occupy tactics, and other methods of public support....
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:16PM
text Pesticide Incident Sends 18 Farmworkers to Hospital by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Advocates press for better notification & protections...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:51PM
image California Court Overturns Approval of Bakersfield Oil Train Terminal 480_oiltrain_flickr_royluck_by_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District Approved Most Permits in Secret, With No Real Scrutiny of Environmental Risks...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:44PM
text Federal Recovery Plan for California Salamander Seeks to Protect 400,000 Acres by Center for Biological Diversity
Habitat Destruction, Fragmentation Still Dangers for Unique Tiger Salamander...
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:35PM