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imageSanta Cruz City Council Candidate Positions on Sustainable Transportation
by Santa Cruz News Network
The Campaign for Sustainable Transportation has published responses from their survey of Santa Cruz City Council candidates regarding positions on current issues, as well as significant votes before the City Council in the last two years. Four candidates scored 100% on the Campaign for Sustainable Transportation scorecard: Sandy Brown, Kelsey Hill, Kayla Kumar, and Alicia Kuhl (see photo)....
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:41PM
imageArrest at Extinction Rebellion Protest
by Leon Kunstenaar
“We Want to Live!” “SOUND THE ALARM” “California Is On Fire!!”...
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:19PM
imageKaruk Tribe Declares State of Emergency due to Deadly Slater Fire
by Dan Bacher
The Karuk Tribe today declared a state of emergency in the wake of the deadly Slater Fire that has burned many homes of Karuk Tribe members in the Klamath River community of Happy Camp....
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:34PM
image“These Are Climate Fires”: Oregon Firefighter Ecologist Says Devastating Blazes Are a Wake-Up Call
by Democracy Now!
President Trump has said little about the wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington for three weeks, other than to suggest poor forest management was primarily to blame. But the states’ governors are pushing back and directly linking the fires to the climate crisis. “These are climate fires,” says Timothy Ingalsbee, an Oregon-based wildland fire ecologist and former wildland firefighter who now directs Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. “Though some scientists he...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:04PM
textFighting Fire With Fire: What Tribal People Know About Forest Ecosystems by Sonali Kolhatkar, CounterPunch
In more than 20 years of living in Southern California, I have never been in a potential fire evacuation zone—until now. The entire state is seemingly on fire with a record-breaking 2 million acres already burned this year alone, with months to go before the end of fire season. The situation is so dire that the state’s fire officials are warning they “simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire.”...
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:13PM
imageLawsuit Challenges Logging Threat to Endangered Wildlife in Northern California Redwoods
by Friends of Gualala River
The proposed logging, on 342 acres of private land in Sonoma County, would remove mature redwoods from the lower Gualala River watershed....
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:43AM
imageThe Day the Sky Turned Orange
by Leon Kunstenaar
Scenes from a small town in Marin...
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:36AM
imageCalifornia: The Center of the White-West is Burning
by David Andersson
First we need to send all our best wishes of well-being to our friends, brothers and sisters in California who are confronting an unprecedented disaster. The fires there are absolutely ferocious....
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:31AM
imageTell Warren Buffett to Move Forward With Klamath Dam Removal Agreement
by UnDam the Klamath
Send Warren Buffett a message urging his company Berkshire Hathoway and its subsidiary, PacifiCorp to move forward with Klamath dam removal....
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:53AM
imageClean Air and Fire Safety Concerns at Calpella Wood Pellet Plant
by Bradley Allen
Tribal members and local residents are demanding transparency from the Air Quality Management District and an investigation by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department regarding the health and environmental hazards attributable to pollution from the Calpella Wood Pellet Plant....
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:29PM
imageState Estimates Delta Tunnel’s Cost at $15.9 Billion, but Critics Point to Higher Cost
by Dan Bacher
“That Gavin Newsom and California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot are working with Trump to push this through during a pandemic, while many of the people that will be impacted can’t engage, shows disrespect for Native Americans and other rural and salmon dependent communities,” said Regina Chichizola, co-director of Save California Salmon....
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:57PM
imageCalifornia Moves to Protect Declining Leatherback Sea Turtles
by Center for Biological Diversity
Prehistoric Reptiles Threatened by Fishing...
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:41PM
imageRefinery Shutdown, Santa Barbara Co. Staff Report Jeopardize ExxonMobil Offshore Drilling
by Dan Bacher
However, opponents of offshore drilling say two unrelated developments that took place yesterday could undermine these plans. A coalition of conservation, environmental justice and indigenous groups is calling on the oil company to abandon this project and decommission its offshore rigs....
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:26AM
textStimulus spending to promote clean energy as a vehicle for environmental justice by Olivia Baaten
Issues of environmental justice have been highlited in recent events, and it is high time that the nation take action. Minorities are disproportionately affected by Coronavirus, an issue which is exacerbated by environmental injustice. Low interest rates make the current hour opportune for clean energy stimulus spending, which would serve the state where fossil fuels have failed....
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34AM
image2020 Sequoia National Park ~ Buffalo Soldiers Day Celebration
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California US Senator Kamala Harris, a native daughter of Oakland, California, has an special connection with Buffalo Soldiers as she continues to lead the way helping quantify and qualify the merits of our California Buffalo Soldiers Project....
Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:06AM
imageWolf Update: California’s Lassen Pack Grows
by Environmental Protection Information Center
California’s only known gray wolf family welcomes a minimum of eight new pups this year....
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:28PM
imageFeds: High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations
by Center for Biological Diversity
Atlantic Population Faces 50% Drop by 2050, Pacific Declining 5% Annually...
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:42PM
imageSenate Committee Votes Against Bill to Create Health and Safety Setbacks Around Oil Wells
by Dan Bacher
“The fact that dozens of  Spanish speaking residents who are currently poisoned by the fugitive emissions coming out of oil wells near their homes and schools were denied the opportunity to express their support for AB345 during yesterday’s hearing is just another example of the environmental racism that they have endured, being unheard,” said Nayamin Martinez, Director of CCEJN and a member of the VISION coalition....
Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2020 1:19PM
imageEPIC Win For Mendocino National Forest at the Ninth Circuit
by Environmental Protection Information Center
In a major victory, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) in a case impacting fragile post-fire forest in the Mendocino National Forest....
Posted: Wed Aug 5, 2020 9:21PM
imageCoalition Calls for Shut Down of Calpella Wood Pellet Plant
by Bradley Allen
Local tribes, activists and statewide organizations are joining forces to demand closure of the Calpella wood pellet plant during the COVID-19 pandemic....
Posted: Wed Aug 5, 2020 8:17PM