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Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters
"We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too," the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the North Coast Environmental Center (NEC) and the Humboldt Baykeeper stated. North Coast groups and fishermen don't want oil drilling platforms like this one off Southern California to ever be installed off the Northern California coast. Photo courtesy of BOEM-OPA....
Posted: Tue Jan 9, 2018 1:05PM
Why Farmers Need Direct Sales
As a vegetable farmer, the scale at which I produce is not large enough to enable me to survive in the wholesale marketplace. The same is true for my cannabis crop....
Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:53PM
Mattole Forest Blockade Update!
Logging operations on hold until end of December, but a new logging road and herbicide use are still on the agenda. Mattole Forest Defenders stay focused and strong, and shift organizing to broader resistance. More people are needed to protect the old growth and wildlife in this wild part of the North Coast....
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:35AM
Assistance to All Survivors of Northern California Fires
Everyone who survived the Northern Cal Fires can obtain immediate assistance to obtain housing, insurance payments, renewed driver's licenses, addressing medical problems and more. Go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay, call 800-621-3362. These toll free numbers are available 7 am to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. FEMA and state and local assistance agencies have a disaster center at 427 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, the gr...
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:50PM
National Park Service Covers Up OSHA Workplace Retaliation And Cover-up At Drake's Estero
The National Park Service management has been engaged in a cover-up of corruption and health and safety standards as well as being involved in retaliation against whistleblowers...
Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:36AM
Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act
Water Board Urged to Protect San Francisco Bay, San Diego, North Coast, Channel Islands...
Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:03AM
Mother of Cyprus Speaks Out on Using Cannabis to Treat Epilepsy
A wonderful interview featuring one of many breakthrough stories on how medical cannabis is helping children deal with crippling seizures....
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:50PM
Prayer Service for David Josiah Lawson, Slain Humboldt State University Student
Humboldt State University...
Event Date: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:12PM
Commission closes recreational fishing for salmon on Klamath, Trinity rivers this fall
The California Fish and Game Commission today unanimously voted to close sport fishing for Chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers this fall and adopted the ocean fishing salmon fishing regulations for the California coast approved by the federal Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on April 11....
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:50PM
Sacramento Rally & Senate Health Cmte Hearing-SB 562's 1st Vote!
Sacramento Convention Center Complex, 1400 J St, Sacramento, California 95814...
Event Date: Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:28PM
The Klamath's Salmon Disaster: Why it happened and what's needed now
Reports on the current Klamath Salmon Disaster, including recent reports on Indy Media, fail to identify the real reason tribal subsistence and other Klamath fishers will not be allowed to take salmon from the Klamath River and the nearby ocean this year. Here I explain the real reason and why tribal and fishing leaders don't want to acknowledge the roll they played in creating the disaster. I end by listing lessons which I believe should be taken from what has transpired and the role indepen...
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:46AM
Record low Klamath salmon run spurs Tribal, commercial and sport fishery closures
For the Yurok Tribe, who have fished the Klamath for thousands of years, the looming closure will also be an “unprecedented disaster,” according to Amy Cordalis, the Tribe’s General Counsel, a Yurok Tribe member and fisherwoman. Her family lives and fishes in Requa at the mouth of the Klamath River. ““This is the worst year in history for Klamath salmon,” said Cordalis. “There is no mystery as to why. The effects of an unprecedented drought were exacerbated by dams and diversions. This ye...
Posted: Sat Apr 8, 2017 4:20PM
Declaration From Tribes and Activists to Mendocino Redwood Co: Stop Herbicide Use!
Activist representatives from the Action Council for Oaks and Redwood Nation, Tribes, Organizations and Individuals engaged in the second leg of a "Walk to Heal the Forest," carrying a log to to raise awareness of the vital role of the Pacific rainforests in moderating climate change and to reconnect the fragments to restore the once contiguous forest buffer. Even fragmented, Pacific rainforests sequester more carbon than any other forests on earth....
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 4:12PM
Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Rare Coastal Marten
Mink-like Marten Threatened by Logging, Pesticides, Climate Change...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:07PM
Cesar Chavez March - Santa Rosa
Roseland Village Shopping Center, 777 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407...
Event Date: Sun Apr 2, 2017 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:06AM
Karuk Tribe, Forest Service and EcoAdapt Meet to Explore Climate Change Adaptation
The US Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest office, in partnership with the non-profit organization EcoAdapt and the Bureau of Land Management (California), met with the Karuk Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources on January 17th to receive input on their Northwestern California Climate Adaptation Project. The project intends to assess the climate change vulnerability of resources and habitats within the Klamath, Six Rivers, Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity National Forests, and BLM lands (Arcata, R...
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 8:40PM
Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today
January 24, 2017 - A tuition-free college education in California is possible. A new policy paper released today (see PDF) demonstrates that it is entirely possible today to provide the same accessible, low-cost university experience that California successfully offered its students from the 1960s through the 1990s....
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:18PM
As Commercial Crab Season Opens, Fishermen Urged to Implement Gear Modifications to Prevent Whale Entanglements
OAKLAND, Calif., November 14, 2016 — As the commercial Dungeness crab season opens in California Nov. 15, the Center for Biological Diversity is urging fishermen to comply with recommended gear modifications to help reduce the risk of whale entanglements. The season’s opening days put whales at high risk because more available crab means fishermen are on the water as many days as possible....
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:23PM
Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in U.S. History
Four hydroelectric dams may soon be demolished along the Klamath, near the California-Oregon border. Hundreds of miles of the Klamath would run free to the Pacific Ocean — opening up the largest river restoration in U.S. history....
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:55AM