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image Lawsuit Launched Over California Cities' Killing of Threatened Santa Ana Suckers 480_santa_ana_sucker_paulbarrett_usfws_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., August 22, 2016 — Three conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the cities of Colton and San Bernardino and their regional wastewater reclamation authority for illegally killing federally protected Santa Ana sucker fish. By halting water releases critical to maintaining surface flows of the Santa Ana River, the Rapid Infiltration and Extraction (RIX) treatment plant is stranding and killing threatened fish, violating the Endangered Species Act and dri...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:29PM
audio Louisiana Floods: in their own words, stories and how to help (audio/mpeg 30.2mb) by WTUL News & Views
On the Louisiana Floods, personal stories from Blair, Bru, and Logan, plus an update from Elizabeth about ways to lift up your Louisiana loved ones....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:08AM
audio Citizen Reporting of Great Louisiana Flood of 2016 (audio/mpeg 41.2mb) by WTUL News and Views
Compiled audio of citizen vlogs detailing their experiences trying to recover after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2106....
Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:51AM
image No Dakota Pipeline - tribes push back against yet another threat to clean water 480_13924979_1065509830236132_2959863761466764350_n_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
The Standing Rock Sioux Nation is calling out to all indigenous nations of the world to stand in solidarity with them as they fight yet another pipeline on tribal lands....
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:35PM
audio Dr Sylvia Earle at ASIH New Orleans 2016 (audio/mpeg 50.2mb) by wtul news and ASIH
Dr Sylvia Earle, pioneer aquanaut, speaks about her life as a leading researcher, and a leading female aquanaut in her quest to study and save the blue planet....
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:38AM
image Feds’ Approval of GE Mosquito Release Doesn’t Account for Risk 480_engineered_mosqutio_1.jpg by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, August 9th, 2016 — Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the release of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the Florida Keys without a thorough review of the risks associated with such a release. This first-of–its-kind release was approved by the FDA despite widespread public outcry and a weak environmental assessment....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:48PM
text Public Records Sought Over Federal Surveillance of Climate Protesters by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, August 11, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed nine Freedom of Information Act requests seeking the release of public records relating to surveillance of peaceful protests of federal fossil fuel auctions. Records obtained by the Intercept in July revealed that federal and local police agents went undercover at a May 20 public protest of a Bureau of Land Management fossil fuel auction in Lakewood, Colo....
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:54PM
text U.S. to World: Protect Dolphins, Whales or Lose Access to U.S. Seafood Market by Joanna McWilliams
New Rules Ban Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet Strict U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection...
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:47AM
text Massive hydroelectric dam threatens Indigenous communities in Canada by Amnesty International
August 9, 2016 - A massive hydroelectric dam now under construction in the Canadian province of British Columbia violates Canada’s commitments to uphold the human rights of Indigenous peoples, says a new brief by Amnesty International....
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:55PM
image Millions of Acres of Forest Will Remain Protected for Marbled Murrelets in WA, OR, CA 480_marbledmurrelet_gusvlietvan_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Timber Industry Attempt to Open Lands to Logging Fails, But Designation Still Neglects Critical Marine Areas, Old-growth Forests on State, Private Lands...
Posted: Wed Aug 3, 2016 3:37PM
document Petition Calls on EPA to Require Pesticide Companies to Disclose Data on Chemical Mixtures petition_to_epa_for_rulemaking_synergistic_effects.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Agency Has Approved Nearly 100 Pesticide Products Without Accounting for Dangers of Synergistic Effects...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:23PM
text Massive Mine Threatens America's Only Known Jaguar, Local Water Supplies by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz., July 29, 2016 — In an important development in the effort to save America’s only known jaguar, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles regional office has recommended denial of an essential permit for the proposed Rosemont copper mine in southern Arizona. The denial recommendation was forwarded this week to the Corps’ San Francisco office, which has said it will issue a final decision within six months. The massive open pit copper mine would destroy thousands of acres of ...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:16PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News July 2016 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future. Here is out June 2016 report....
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:23PM
image Record temperatures in Kuwait and Iraq as heatwave spikes pose increasing health risk 480_20160722-record-temps-kuwait-iraq_1.jpg by john Englart (Takver)
As the US swelters through the current dog-days of summer heatwaves, spare a thought for people in southern Iraq, Iran and Kuwait who had to endure maximum temperatures of 129°F (54C) last week. Increasing temperatures and extreme heat events pose increasing health risk and enormous challenges for acclimatization and adaptation. Reducing emissions is vital for limiting this risk for future generations, but adaptation will also be now essential for human survival....
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:35PM
image Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting 480_silkysharkpetition_en_072516_1.jpg by JoannaMcWilliams
Turtle Island Restoration Network and partner organizations are calling on the delegates at an upcoming global conservation meeting to take action to reduce the killing of silky sharks. These sharks are targeted for their valuable fins, and are in dire need of greater protections....
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:19AM
document EPA Approved Pesticide Products Without Accounting for Dangers of Chemical Mixture toxic_concoctions.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., July 19, 2016 — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous and increase the dangers to imperiled pollinators and rare plants, according to an investigation by the Center for Biological Diversity. These “synergistic” combinations have been widely overlooked by the EPA in its approval of pesticides for food, lawns and other uses....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:46PM
text In 1988, Kurt Vonnegut Writes a Letter to People Living in 2088, Giving 7 Pieces of Advice by Colin Marshall, Open Culture
The mind of Kurt Vonnegut, like the protagonist of his best-known novel Slaughterhouse-Five, must have got “unstuck in time” somewhere along the line. How else could he have managed to write his distinctive brand of satirical but sincere fiction, hyper-aware of past, present, and future all at once?...
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:36AM
document Historic Petition Calls on Obama Admin to Halt All New Fossil Fuel Leases on Federal Land petition_for_a_moratorium_on_the_leasing_of_federal_public_land_fossil_fuels.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 — More than 250 climate, community and tribal organizations filed a landmark legal petition today (see PDF) calling on the Obama administration to halt all new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands — a step that would align U.S. energy policies with its climate goals and keep up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gas pollution from entering the atmosphere....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:50PM
image Four Years Struggle, Three Years Boycott, Sakuma Finally Ready to Negotiate 480_familias-unidas-por-la-justica_1.jpg by Familias Unidas Por la Justica (FUJ)
Burlington, WA - We at Familias Unidas Por la Justica (FUJ) are certainly encouraged that Sakuma Berry Farms has relented to the pressure of the ‪#‎BoycottDriscolls‬ campaign and the workers voices in the fields to finally agree to begin negotiations....
Posted: Fri Jul 8, 2016 4:50PM
image “Are Black Farmers in 2016 the New Dred Scott of 1857?” 480_b5c79ca24346d55efb4ca76ccddfd3db_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Seasoned Black Farmers Elders continue a long, long journey towards justice. The journey to the steps of the US Supreme Court from the deep woods throughout the Deep South is on full display. Nationwide and beyond, the salient facts of the historical legacy of people of African ancestry in the US Agriculture Industry continue find the light of day... 2016 Black Agriculture Awareness Week builds upon this vast history and looks to highlight and showcase a positive new way forward......
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 9:37AM