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text Nuclear plant closures continue by Michael Steinberg
The pace of nuclear power plant shutdowns is increasing....
Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:32PM
image At Least 25 States, 2 Canadian Provinces, Norway Have Mad Deer, Mad Reindeer, Mad Moose, M 480_elk_1.jpg by FN
A campaign of silence by corporate media with their meat ad profiteering and by federal agencies which historically protect the meat industry have criminally neglected informing the public of Mad Deer, Mad Cow, Mad Caribou, Mad Elk etc....
Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:46AM
image California Safe Schools Honors Leaders and Celebrates 20th Anniversary 480_carlos___angelo_1.jpg by California Safe Schools
"Your Life is Now” honors community leaders and protective policies that have made the world a safer place....
Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:51AM
text The working class and the environmental crisis by Patrick Martin (WSWS Repost)
This is a repost of an article at the World Socialist Web Site that gives a clear picture of genuine socialism's concern for the planet... and its contempt for the routine sophistry of pseudo-leftists who divert blame for environmental degradation from capitalism....
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:26AM
image Australian school kids stood against the climate apathy of their adult leaders 2537-kids-climate-march-smallest.gif by By Sam R and Tessa for the GetUp team
I still have goosebumps. 15,000 kids. 8 capital cities. 20 regional towns. Last week, kids across Australia made headlines across the world, taking to the streets to demand action on climate change. They walked out from school to protect their future. To stand against the climate apathy of their adult leaders. To rally against the politicians deliberately destroying their future for their own short-term self-protection. To fight for a better world....
Posted: Mon Dec 3, 2018 3:54AM
text Trump Moves to Open Alaska Wilderness to More Oil Leasing by Center for Biological Diversity
New Plan Could Remove Wildlife Protections From Western Arctic...
Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:03PM
image Public Risks from the Woolsey Fire and the Santa Susana Field Laboratory: A Letter to DTSC 480_mohsen-nazemi-california-department-toxic-substances-control_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
On November 19, representatives Henry Stern and Jesse Gabriel authored a joint letter to Barbara Lee, Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). In their letter, Senator Stern and Assemblymember Gabriel call for "full transparency" to "ensure the public is fully aware of any public health risks posed by the Woolsey Fire on Santa Susana Field Laboratory." Prior to the first round of data analysis, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control reported ...
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10AM
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