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image Woolsey Fire Burns Toxic Santa Susana Reactor Site 480_woolsey_fire_satellite_image_november_9_2018.jpg by John Laforge, CounterPunch
The Woolsey Fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned, according to the Los Angeles chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility which has investigated Santa Susana Field Laboratory radiation risks for 30 years....
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:48PM
image California Fire Near Nuclear Accident Site 480_ssfl-aerial-start-of-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by John Mecklin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientis
The Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility notes that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is contaminated in a variety of ways: “Decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing activity, including nuclear reactor accidents and other toxic spills and releases, have resulted in widespread contamination throughout [the lab’s] 2,850-acre facility.”...
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:55PM
image Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown 480_chatsworth-substation-ssfl_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
Electric Substation at Santa Susana Field Laboratory Tripped Two Minutes Before Fire Reported...
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:19PM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site that State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up 480_santa-susana-field-laboratory-woolsey-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
The Woolsey Fire began on the property of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. SSFL is one of the most contaminated sites in the nation, subject of a promised but long-delayed state and federal cleanup; it is heavily contaminated with well documented nuclear and chemical contamination, from, among other things, a partial nuclear meltdown....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01AM
text Logging Co.'s Claim of Sustainability Challenged and Investigation Says Action Needed by Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
Sustainable certification for Humboldt Redwood Co. lumber is in question after official investigator says HRC's controversial Rainbow Ridge logging plans need "corrective action". Herbicide use and logging of legacy forests and sensitive habitat are hardly sustainable, say group challenging certified sustainable label used on lumber sold at Home Depot....
Posted: Thu Nov 8, 2018 9:28AM
text Groups to Continue Fighting Oil Extraction in San Luis Obispo, Statewide by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., November 7, 2018 — A measure to ban fracking and new oil and gas wells in San Luis Obispo County was defeated Tuesday, but its backers vowed to continue their fight to protect the community and the climate from oil extraction. Measure G did win more than 44 percent of the vote, despite supporters being outspent more than 28 to 1 by oil companies, including Chevron and Aera....
Posted: Wed Nov 7, 2018 4:41PM
image Emails, bank transfers, contactless payment: the environmental cost of the digital era 480_090123-f-1103d-283_1.jpg by Daniel Henderson
A choice will soon need to be made, within the digital revolution. Will the choice be made to protect the planet or to further enhance ease-of-living? With every innovation, grows a new risk for the environment, and the question whether traditional ways aren’t more ecological. With the expansion of electronics within every aspect of our lives, a discrete but enormous source of energy consumption has contributed to endangering the world we live in....
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 9:20AM
image Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Renews Legal Challenge Against DAPL 480_dakota_access_pipeline_-_new_salem_north_dakota_-_photo_by_tony_webster_1.jpg by Earthjustice
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers downplayed oil spill risk; ignored Tribe’s well-documented concerns...
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 7:08PM
text Nuke Plants Cause Cancer Deaths, Rates Fall When They Shut Down by Michael Steinberg
A recent study shows that nuclear power plants cause excess cancer deaths though their routine radioactive releases when they are operating. The rate of cancer deaths declines after they shut down....
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:08PM
image Australian coalmining executives pledge to talk with impacted South African woman 480_south32_1.jpg by Michelle at Action Aid Australia
Today was an incredible testament to the power of our movement.I flew into Perth this morning to join activists stationed outside the AGM of big Australian mining company, South32, calling on them to listen to the women of Phola impacted directly by South32’s coal mine in South Africa. The women of Phola have repeatedly tried to meet with South32 to discuss their concerns about the serious mining impacts affecting their community, but to no avail....
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:01AM
text Trump Administration Approves Offshore Oil Drilling Project in the Arctic by Center for Biological Diversity
Liberty Project OKed as Officials Seek to Expand Offshore Leasing, Relax Drilling Safety Rules...
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:25PM
image 50.000! We will end coal! 480_0c4027eff5aea029b7e97a1c89d93fd5_1.jpg by Campact!
What a day: Over 50,000 people came to Hambacher Wald this weekend. In the best party mood. Because RWE has suffered a crushing defeat in court. The ancient forest must not be cleared for now. [1] This round went to us, but the biggest confrontation is yet to come - to the number one climate killer: the lignite. But this Saturday was a terrific start....
Posted: Sun Oct 7, 2018 3:30AM
image Korean companies encouraged to back highly contentious giant coal mine in Australia 480_ef542aac36be194af1e16fca7240457cb5f99980_1.jpg by Market Forces
We obtained a document this week that reveals Korean companies were being encouraged to back Adani’s Carmichael project. Adani: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/documents-show-australian-and-south-korean-officials-discussed-financing-adani-mega-mine-20181004-p507r9.html In 2016, Adani asked Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to meet with the Korean Export Import Bank, and DFAT obliged....
Posted: Thu Oct 4, 2018 9:31PM
image Aboriginal people resisting Australia's biggest frackers 480_darwin_fracking_demo_1.jpg by Seed
I’ve never been more pumped about a campaign than I am about taking on one of the biggest fracking companies - Origin Energy - and ensuring they can never frack for gas in the NT....
Posted: Tue Oct 2, 2018 6:49AM
image One of world's biggest banks stops coal investments 480_42596459_1138551682964384_5478125271586439168_n.jpg by Diet Simon, sourcing from Market Forces
A huge blow to the fossil fuel industry! One of the world’s biggest banks, London-based Standard Chartered PLC, has announced that it will not fund any new coal-fired power plant projects, including expansions, in any location. since the start of this decade Standard Chartered had funded over 10,000 Megawatts of new coal power plants....
Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:04PM
text The Dictatorship of Corporations by Thilo Bode
Why do the majority of politicians often make decisions against the public interest in favor of industry? A new quality of lobbyism arose on account of the dramatically stronger market- and financial power of companies. The power relations in our society are shifting endangering democracy, the market economy, our self-determination, and our freedom....
Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:49AM
text More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre by Michael Steinberg
During August more scandals rocked Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant, resulting in an upcoming special federal investigation....
Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:54PM
image Into the Fire 480_into_the_fire_78998_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
Collaborating across what have become enemy lines is the only way we will develop survivable, sustainable policies and rekindle our relationship with the natural world...
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:37AM
text Siskiyou County Suspends Contract with Federal Wildlife-Killing Agency by Animal Welfare Institute
Siskiyou County officials recently announced that the county has suspended its contract with the notorious federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services. The program killed more than 28,000 animals in the county from 2008 to 2016. Siskiyou is the fourth California county to suspend its contract, after animal-protection and conservation groups argued that such agreements violate the California Environmental Quality Act and the California Endangered Species Act....
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:38AM
image Dwayne "Lee" Johnson & The Monsanto Ruling With Journalists Carey Gillam and Bob Egelko johnson_dewayne.jpeg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek Radio looks at the recent court victory by Beneica Unified school district groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson. Johnson sued the Monsanto corporation for causing cancer with the use of their product Roundup. He was drenched in the chemical and now has terminal cancer....
Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:31PM