imageWater Is Life: Graffiti painted in solidarity with water protectors fighting Line 3
by some anarchists
In solidarity with water protectors fighting to stop Line 3 on stolen Dakota land, we set out to redecorate the city; transforming their drab walls into canvas for our messages....
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2019 12:20AM
imageCultures Clash as Richmond Set to Consider Ban on Coal Shipments
by Leon Kunstenaar
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar City Council session ends past midnight without taking a vote...
Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2019 2:27PM
documentFishing and environmental groups sue Trump administration for violations of ESA
by Dan Bacher
The lawsuit was filed at a critical time for salmon, steelhead, Delta smelt and other ESA-listed species in the Central Valley rivers and San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary....
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 7:05PM
calendarNational Climate Strike: Santa Cruz Walkouts, Marches and Rally
by Sunrise Movement Santa Cruz and others
County Building, 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Fri Dec 6, 2019 9:00AM
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:26PM
imageExtinction Rebellion and Women in Black In Black Friday Protests
by Leon Kunstenaaar
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, Pro Bono Photo . Not everybody went shopping...
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:46AM
calendarUC Berkeley Climate Strike: UC Green New Deal
by Students For Climate Action
Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California 94720...
Event Date: Fri Dec 6, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:04AM
imageNewsom freezes new fracking permits, but oil drilling permits outpace 2018
by Dan Bacher
The FracTracker Alliance and Consumer Watchdog unveiled a new website on November 19 to continually map and update the number of oil and gas wells permitted by the Newsom Administration: “The pace of permitting overall is still on track to beat the total number of permits issued during Brown’s final year in office (2018). The number of drilling and rework permits issued in the first ten months of 2019 through November 4 total 4,049. In the same period of 2018, unde...
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:32PM
imageNewsom plans to sue over Trump water grab, but DWR releases plan that would increase water exports
by Dan Bacher
“We hope when making decisions on water that the governor will take into account all of the people that rely on California's clean water and fish for their income, drinking water, and way of life," said Regina Chichizola, co-director of Save California Salmon. "We need him to take on big water users like Westlands Water District, and demand flows that will restore our salmon and drinking water quality, while respecting the rights of California’s native people."...
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:21PM
textCalifornia Crab Season Opening Delayed by Whale Entanglement Risk by Center for Biological Diversity
Officials Cite Presence of Endangered Humpbacks, Crabbers Call for Delay...
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:02AM
imageGovernor Newsom orders scientific review of new fracking permits
by Dan Bacher
Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy issued a statement today calling for more action on oil and gas in California. “While we are encouraged by the moratorium on cyclic steam, which is needed, much more should be done to address oil and gas issues in California,” said Nagy. “Since Governor Newsom took office, thousands of new drilling permits have been issued. The small steps announced today are in the right direction, but if we are really going to address fossil ...
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:58PM
documentUCSC Grad Student Association resolution calls for UC withdrawal from TMT at Mauna Kea
The UCSC Graduate Student Association approved a resolution on November 5th calling on the University of California system and UC Santa Cruz to (a) divest from the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Mauna Kea and (b) use their unique leverage concerning the fate of the TMT to make sure construction of it never occurs on Mauna Kea. The resolution, written by members of UCSC Mauna Kea Protectors, passed by an overwhelming margin of 13-2 (with four abstentions)....
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:55AM
imageHundreds pack hearing to protest Trump administration proposal to dredge San Francisco Bay
by Dan Bacher
“Deepening the Bay to accommodate bigger vessels carrying dirty tar sands crude oil puts communities along the water and near the refineries at risk,” said Isabella Zizi, Climate Campaigner at and member of Protect the Bay....
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:18PM
imageGroups slam Trump administration's sweetheart water deal with Westlands Water District
by Dan Bacher
Interior's plan to “award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity” to Westlands has been proposed at a critical time for Delta smelt, Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon, steelhead and other fish populations that depend on a healthy Bay-Delta Estuary to survive and thrive....
Posted: Fri Nov 8, 2019 6:39PM
imageFishing Groups, Winnemem Condemn Water Board Plan to Continue Toxic Discharges into Delta
by Dan Bacher
"Fishermen and coastal communities have been dealing with the mess from upstream polluters for decades,” said Noah Oppenheim, executive director of PCFFA. “The result is poisoned waterways, fish stocks at a fraction of historic levels, and losses to salmon fishing jobs and California's own seafood resource."...
Posted: Thu Nov 7, 2019 5:55PM
imageUC Santa Cruz to Discuss Future Land Use During Series of Community Meetings
by Santa Cruz News
UC Santa Cruz has announced a series of community meetings to discuss the new proposed land use maps pertaining to the UC Santa Cruz 2040 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) (see pdf below for a slideshow of the presentation). The meetings are scheduled for 12-2pm on December 2 at the Stevenson Event Center at UCSC, 6-8pm on December 2 at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, and 6-8pm on December 3 at the Capitola Community Center. The group Save Santa Cruz, which describes itsel...
Posted: Thu Nov 7, 2019 1:09PM
imageUCSC Resource Centers Statement on Thirty Meter Telescope
by UCSC Resource Centers
The UCSC Resource Centers stand in solidarity with the Native Hawaiian community in their opposition to the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai’i. This 18-story telescope will destroy sacred lands and cause substantial impact to the ecosystems of the island overall....
Posted: Wed Nov 6, 2019 4:34PM
imageCoastal Commission Publishes Report Confirming Risks of Groundwater Depletion from Cal Am Desalination Project
by Just Water
Marina, CA, November 5, 2019 – The California Coastal Commission released the findings of an Independent Hydrogeological Review of the potential groundwater impacts from Cal Am’s proposed desalination project. Coastal Commission staff noted that the Review findings “further support” staff’s recommendation that the Commission deny the two Project Coastal Development Permits....
Posted: Tue Nov 5, 2019 8:14PM
textCalifornia Crab Season Delayed to Nov. 23 to Protect Whales From Entanglement by Center for Biological Diversity
Delay Follows Finding of Elevated Entanglement Risk, Legal Settlement...
Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2019 8:57PM
imageEnvironmental Activists Confront PG&E
by Leon Kunstenaar (Photos and Text)
Fires and blackouts bring anger at PG&E....
Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2019 5:21PM
documentAs CA expands oil drilling, Trump plans to frack on 1.2 million acres of federal lands
by Dan Bacher
Opponents of the Trump fracking expansion plan disagreed that promoting fracking and oil drilling on federal lands was “responsible energy development.” In response to release of the EIS, Food & Water Action Senior Central Coast Organizer Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino called expanding fracking and drilling “the epitome of irresponsibility.” “At a time when the climate crisis demands that California move away from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy, it is the epitome of irresponsibility to exp...
Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2019 4:02PM