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image Shasta Salamanders More Endangered Than Once Thought 480_shasta_salamander_hydromantes_shastae_us_forest_service_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Research Splits Animal Into Three Species, Accenting Need for Federal Protection...
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:57AM
image Appeal Challenges Oil Drilling in California's Carrizo Plain National Monument 480_carrizo-plain-national-monument-sign_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., April 20, 2018 ― Los Padres ForestWatch and the Center for Biological Diversity today appealed the Trump administration’s approval of a new oil well and pipeline in Carrizo Plain National Monument. It is the first well the Interior Department has approved in the monument since it was established in 2001....
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:47AM
image Earth Day Santa Cruz Celebration Saturday April 21, 2018 480_001_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The Earth Day event was held at the San Lorenzo Park from 11am. To 4pm. and was sponsored by Ecology Action, The Good Times, New Leaf, Dignity Health, Green Waist, The City and County of Santa Cruz, along with others....
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:31PM
image Assemblymember Frazier Says MWD's ‘Dishonesty’ Threatens to Destroy Delta 480_dodd___frazier_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Assemblymember Frazier said the Delta Tunnels project has "never been about sustainability but a foolhardy plan to overdraw the Delta to sell a limited and precious natural resource to the highest bidder....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:55AM
image Metropolitan Water District Votes to Support Twin Tunnels Project 480_met-votes-yes.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Today the Met's directors voted to saddle their ratepayers with up to $50 per month charge in order to subsidize water to almond growers in the western San Joaquin Valley,” said John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA)....
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:48AM
text Lawsuit Confronts Kern County Over Broken Promise to Protect Imperiled Hawks, Important Farmland by Center for Biological Diversity
Nearly $3 Million Set Aside for Conservation Instead Transferred to General Fund...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:53PM
image Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Speaks at United Nations to Call for Protection of Tribal Sacred Site from Surface Mining Proposal 480_protect_juristac_gilroy_sargent-hills_1.jpg by Amah Mutsun Land Trust
April 12, 2018 - Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band announced today that he will speak on the floor of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, April 17th, during the 17th Session of the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Chairman Lopez will be calling the world’s attention to the proposed sand and gravel mining proposal at Sargent Ranch in Gilroy, California Located on the southern border of Silicon Valley. The site, known to the Amah Mutsun as Jurist...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44PM
image Restore the 42nd Avenue Community Cupboard 480_42nd_avenue_community_cupboard_santa_cruz_1.jpg by Restore the Community Cupboard
A petition has been created calling on the the Capitola City Council to restore the 42nd Avenue Community Cupboard. To sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/capitola-city-council-restore-the-42nd-avenue-community-cupboard...
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50AM
image Science Supporters Rally in Oakland 480_marchofsciencealfredleungnerdy_1.jpg by Science Lover
Photographers Mary DeShaw, Alfred Leung, Steve Disenhof, Chris Cassell, Charles Moehle and Deb Hoag. Top photo "Nerdy by Nature" by Alfred Leung....
Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14AM
image March for Science in Oakland 2018 480_marchforsciencecarolthomasthinkcap_1_1_1.jpg by Science Lover
March for Science Bay Area included a march around the Lake Merritt path, speakers, live music, plus a wide array of information booths and hands-on demonstrations, great weather and a kids area. Photos by Carol Thomas, David Hoag, Deb Hoag, and Alfred Leung. Top photo "Thinking Cap" by Carol Thomas....
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:08PM
text May Meat Challenge by Occupy Sonoma County
This article is part of our May Meat Challenge campaign aimed at reducing greenhouse gas by encouraging people to evaluate their consumption of animal products. This article is well researched with support from local farmer groups including meat farmers....
Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:23AM
image The Struggle for Justice at SF Hunters Point Naval Shipyard & Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai 480_ahimsa_porter_sumchai-m.d.-011808-by-steve-maller-web_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai has spend decades fighting to defend the residents of Hunters Point Bayview and also expose the systemic corruption by City, State and Federal officials who were covering up the systemic corruption of the Lennar development project....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:34PM
image 'Governor Brown, Please Step Up': 750 Public Interest Groups Urge Halt to New Oil and Gas Projects in California 480_dear_governor_brown_california_offshore_oil_drilling_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2018 — More than 750 public interest groups from California and around the world kicked off a campaign today urging Governor Jerry Brown to stop the build-out of dirty fossil fuel infrastructure, keep oil and gas in the ground and take immediate action to protect those most vulnerable to climate change....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:59PM
text Records: Nearly 400 Violations at California Offshore Drilling Operations by Center for Biological Diversity
State Records Reveal Corroded Wellheads, Neglected Platforms, Failed Well Integrity Tests...
Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:55AM
image Metropolitan Water District reverses course on Delta Tunnels again 480_food___water_watch_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Whether one tunnel or two, Southern California residents will foot most of the bill for the tunnels," said Brenna Norton, Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch....
Posted: Sat Apr 7, 2018 6:28AM
image Farm to Fork Friday "A Taste of Africa" California State Capitol 480_membercommunions-1-830x646_1.jpg by Michael Harris
Farm to Fork Friday continues at the California State Capitol to expand Pan African opportunity throughout the Great State of California...
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 12:26AM
text Alameda P.D. Arrest Man For Refusing Microwave-Pulsing Meters on His Kids Bedroom Wall by chris rabe
Christopher Rabe, a 39-year resident of Alameda and father of two was arrested on Thursday, March 29th at 10:30am after peacefully standing in the way of Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) meter installers outside his apartment complex on Pacific St. Rabe was held in Oakland Jail for 10 hours, and released after posting bail. He is being charged with 498(B)(2) (theft by meter tampering) despite the fact that clearly his intent was to prevent the smart meter installation, and represent the othe...
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 8:02PM
text Monterey County Supervisors to Decide on Hames Valley Oil Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
Permit to Drill Wells in New Area up for Review After Measure Z Passage...
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 2:52PM
text Board Urged to Halt Oil-waste Pits' Contamination of Kern County Groundwater by Center for Biological Diversity
FRESNO, Calif., April 2, 2018 — The Central Valley water board will meet April 5 and 6 in Fresno to decide whether to halt the dumping of oil-industry waste fluid into dozens of disposal pits that are contaminating groundwater in western Kern County....
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 2:48PM
image Environmental Study Comment Period Opens for East Meadow Development 480_uc_santa_cruz_east_meadow_1.jpg by Santa Cruz News
On March 27, the University of California Santa Cruz released the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the controversial proposal to develop the East Meadow of campus, an area that has been traditionally kept preserved as an open space. The deceptively titled "Student Housing West" project is now proposed to spread over two sites: Heller Drive on the west side of campus, and Hagar Drive on the East. Members of the public have until May 11 to comment on the East Meadow development propo...
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:21PM