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textThe dispute over Tesla's Gigafactory by Gunter Hayn
The executive director of the Green League Brandenburg e. V., Michael Ganschow: "We are currently experiencing [...] the decline of democratic Federal Republic structures around us." The Tesla project is not the big bang on this issue. But with the Gigafactory, a prestigious model case has been launched"...
Posted: Tue, Aug 2, 2022 1:39pm PDT
textRoof top solar should be affordable for all-don't tax it! by Heidi Harmon, former SLO mayor
We gathered proudly chanting “Don’t tax the sun” in front of PG&E’s office in downtown San Luis Obispo during a Don’t Tax the Sun statewide rally and tour. We are living in a climate emergency and oppose a tax targeted at net energy metering currently being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission. Help us stop the proposed tax and save our planet....
Posted: Mon, Aug 1, 2022 11:32am PDT
textOffshore wind creates opportunities but Manchin stops climate plans - we need more leases by Ramon du Houx
As offshore wind creates economic opportunities from coast to coast Sen. Manchin stops climate plans. Elected Officials to Protect America want accelerated and more leases made available....
Posted: Fri, Jul 22, 2022 10:47am PDT
textCongress urged to boost appropriations for Biden’s Defense Production Act orders by Ramon du Houx
In June Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to manufacture solar panels, insulation and heat pumps. Biden’s plan encourages high labor standards tied to increased manufacturing. It also calls for boosting community-based clean energy and distributed generation. But more funding than $100 million needs to be invested to make the difference we need to become energy independent from fossil fuels....
Posted: Thu, Jul 14, 2022 4:31pm PDT
documentReport: Federal Logging Projects Put 10 Climate-Saving Forests on Chopping Block
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by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2022 — Federal agencies are targeting mature and old-growth forests for logging, according to a new report, despite these trees’ extraordinary ability to curb climate change and President Biden’s directive to preserve them....
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 10:21am PDT
imageWorld’s Most Endangered Whales Move Closer to Expanded Habitat Protections off Alaskan Coast
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by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 11, 2022 — NOAA Fisheries announced today that expanding critical habitat protections in Alaska for North Pacific right whales — the most endangered whale population in the world — may be warranted....
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 10:09am PDT
textDegrowth - not just Green New Deals! by Matthias Schmelzer, A Vetter & A Vansintjan
We live in a time of many and accelerating crises. Climate breakdown is breathing down our neck. Biodiversity is collapsing in ecosystems around the world, and many natural safety nets – water cycles, soil fertility, fish stocks, microbial diversity – are unraveling....
Posted: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 9:25am PDT
image“Que no se dejan vencer”. Declaración del preso político Fidencio Aldama
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by Grupo en Solidaridad con Fidencio Aldama
Mi nombre es Fidencio Aldama Pérez. Perteneciente a la étnica de la tribu Yaqui, me inculcaron desde niño el respeto hacia las personas, sin olvidar algo muy importante: LA LUCHA POR NUESTRO TERRITORIO....
Posted: Mon, Jul 11, 2022 9:34pm PDT
image“Never Surrender”: Statement from Political Prisoner Fidencio Aldama
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by Fidencio Aldama Solidarity Group
My name is Fidencio Aldama Pérez. I am part of the Yaqui tribe. I was taught to respect other people, without forgetting something very important: THE STRUGGLE FOR OUR TERRITORY....
Posted: Mon, Jul 11, 2022 9:31pm PDT
textVeterans who are elected officials urge passage of clean energy provisions in Senate bill by Ramon du Houx
For energy independence EV incentives are imperative, Biden administration action on light and heavy-duty vehicles and US Senate action on climate say veterans who are elected officials More investment than the president’s DPA authorization is needed in order to set the United States on a path to a 50-52 percent reduction in carbon pollution by 2030—the goal scientists say is necessary to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. The good news is that there is legislation before the Senat...
Posted: Thu, Jul 7, 2022 5:55pm PDT
imageToronto World Mining Conference: Indigenous Murdered while Corporations Lure Natives
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by Brenda Norrell
While Indigenous are being assassinated around the world for defending their homelands from mining, the world's largest mining conference was held in Toronto. Outside the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Indigenous protested the loss of lives, land and clean rivers. Inside the world mining conference, four Native people spoke who are now on the boards of notorious mining companies....
Posted: Sun, Jun 26, 2022 7:42am PDT
imageOAK FLAT: Divided Ninth Circuit Leads Apache Stronghold to Supreme Court
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by Apache Stronghold
SAN CARLOS, Arizona – Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision ruled that the request for a preliminary injunction to halt the land exchange of Oak Flat be denied. Apache Stronghold—a coalition of Apaches, other Native peoples, and non-Native allies, which is represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty—has vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court immediately....
Posted: Sun, Jun 26, 2022 7:20am PDT
textEOPA asks Newsom to end drilling permits, lawmakers pass 1020 and announce CARB rally by Ramona du Houx
Elected Officials to Protect America CA asks Governor Newsom to end all fossil fuel permitting to stop fueling the climate crisis - which fuels war. For clean energy economy progress SB 1020 must pass, says EOPA CA and investments in clean energy realized...
Posted: Tue, Jun 21, 2022 1:05pm PDT
imageLawmakers, Organizations Warn Biden Against Rushed Pipeline Restart Off California Coast
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Repair of Ruptured Oil Pipeline to Be Fast-Tracked Without Public Input...
Posted: Tue, Jun 14, 2022 10:37am PDT
textThe red giant's plastic problem by Theresa Crysmann
A tattered Coca-Cola flag flutters on the beach of Ixia on Rhodes: every year, the beverage company produces more than 100 billion single-use plastic bottles. Many of them end up in the sea...In a few years, there is likely to be more plastic swimming in the oceans than fish. Coca-Cola lids and bottles wash up particularly frequently on beaches around the world...
Posted: Tue, Jun 14, 2022 8:19am PDT
textEOPA, elected officials, thank Biden for invoking the Defense Production Act by Ramon du Houx
The Defense Production Act for clean energy manufacturing will help fight inflation, grow jobs and put America on a clearer path to energy independence. Elected Officials to Protect America thanks President Biden for taking the historic action on June 6, D-day, of invoking the DPA to accelerate the production of clean energy manufacturing....
Posted: Tue, Jun 7, 2022 9:21am PDT
imageCatholic Church and University of Arizona Denied Apache Beliefs, Desecrated Mount Graham
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by Brenda Norrell
The New York Times article fails to document the role of Cardinal Sodano and the University of Arizona in denying the Apaches' sacred way of life and constructing a telescope on sacred Mount Graham...
Posted: Tue, Jun 7, 2022 8:33am PDT
textFracking Exporters Post Huge First Quarter Profits by Food & Water Watch
LNG boom bad news for climate, but great news for CEOs and shareholders...
Posted: Thu, Jun 2, 2022 9:17am PDT
imageEastern Monarch Butterfly Population Up Slightly, Still Below Extinction Threshold
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by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2022 — The yearly count released today of monarch butterflies that overwintered in Mexico continues to show imperilment for the migratory butterfly. This year’s count of 2.84 hectares (7 acres) of occupied winter habitat is up slightly from last year but still below the 6 hectare threshold scientists say is necessary for the iconic pollinator to be out of the extinction danger zone in North America....
Posted: Wed, May 25, 2022 8:04am PDT
imageNavajo Grandmother Honored with International Uranium Film Fest Award
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by Brenda Norrell
Dine' grandmother Elsie Begay, 83, of Monument Valley was honored with the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Uranium Film Festival. Begay received her award in Dine' and English languages yesterday. Indigenous People around the world have been targeted with uranium mining, nuclear dumping, and atomic bomb testing. Radioactive tailings left behind by reckless corporations are strewn on the Navajo Nation and around the world. The award presentation and speakers video is...
Posted: Tue, May 24, 2022 1:49pm PDT