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textSteichen Declared Mentally Unfit to Stand Trial (Update) by Robert Maxim
Jacob Steichen, 34, is currently in custody for the September 21 stabbing and homicide of his brother, Aaron. Conflict counsel Owen Tipps and Judge Canning vaguely discuss documents under subpoena from Arcata Police Department...
Posted: Wed, Oct 28, 2020 12:56pm PDT
textSteichen Declared Incompetent to Stand Trial by Robert Maxim
Jacob Steichen's Criminal Proceedings Suspended; Declared Mentally Incompetent...
Posted: Wed, Oct 28, 2020 11:16am PDT
textLogging 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 PST
textHelp Pass Federal Legislation Against Animal Torture - Now by Tomas DiFiore
Devin Patrick Kelley, responsible for the worst mass shooting in Texas history, was also charged with animal cruelty after reportedly beating his pet husky outside his mobile home in Colorado Springs. He also claimed to have bought dogs from Craigslist and use them for target practice. The FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) started collecting data from participating law enforcement agencies on animal cruelty, including neglect, abuse, and torture. This switch from summary ...
Posted: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 7:00am PDT
imageCoastal Trapping Ban Sought to Protect Oregon's Vanishing Humboldt Martens
by Center for Biological Diversity
New Study Finds Traps Could Wipe Out Imperiled Otter Relative...
Posted: Wed, Apr 4, 2018 10:33pm PDT
imageHonoring The Legacy Of Karen Gay Silkwood
by Tomas DiFiore
As the international feminist movement began to gain momentum during the 1970s, the UN General Assembly declared 1975 as the International Women’s Year and organized the first World Conference on Women, held in Mexico City. At the urging of the Conference, it subsequently declared the years 1976-1985 as the UN Decade for Women. On November 13th, the first anniversary of Silkwood's death, the National Organization for Women (NOW) proclaimed Karen Silkwood Memorial Day. 2016 onward- Why you sh...
Posted: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9:25am PST
textFlower Pot Candle Heaters And Your Health by Tomas DiFiore
Toxicity levels aside; seems the science behind the ingenuous design, and curious scrutiny, over the years has evolved ways of additional heat absorption, conductivity, mass and heat transference. Assorted model kits are available online. The downside is the toxicity of petroleum by-products introduced into a home environment by paraffin candles - or a massage setting, or Tiny Home, RV, or any small space - which few talk about. Beeswax candle fuel is the candle fuel that produces the most ne...
Posted: Wed, Nov 2, 2016 10:57am PDT
imageHonduras - 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections May Pivot On Substance
by Tomas DiFiore
In The U.S.A. We Vote The Politics Of Fear, The Prevailing Mythology: Vote Your Fears Not Your Values – but wait Bernie Supporters! What is it people are afraid of? This isn't Honduras. Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya recently announced on August 26, 2016, that his wife Xiomara Castro will run for the left-wing LIBRE Party in the 2017 presidential elections.” This is the second time that Castro will run for the presidency. She did so in 2013, but lost to Hernandez in a controversi...
Posted: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 2:30pm PDT
textSenator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award by Joanna McWilliams
Turtle Island nominated Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) for the prestigious White House Champions of Change Award....
Posted: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 8:33am PDT
textKiller whales remain protected in Washington by via OCEANA
Olympia, WA, June 10, 2016 – Today the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to maintain killer whales on the state’s Endangered Species List. This vote follows the recommendation of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists who prepared a detailed review of the status of Washington’s southern resident killer whales. Oceana commends the Commission for its decision given the dire situation. Only eighty-three killer whales remain in the southern resident populati...
Posted: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 5:03pm PDT
imageFires And Drought Force Migration Of Palm Oil Production
by Tomas DiFiore
Rigoberto Lima Choc was fatally shot in broad daylight in Sayaxché, in front of the building housing the local justice of the peace court in the center of town. “Lima Choc was a 28-year-old primary school teacher who lived and taught in the village of Champerico, in the municipality of Sayaxché. Twelve days before his murder, Lima Choc was elected to form part of the local government in Sayaxché and would have become a municipal councillor in January. He was also one of the first people to sp...
Posted: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 8:26am PDT
documentResponsible Organic Sustainable Palm Oil: A Plurality Of Semantics
by Tomas DiFiore
The scenario most likely to result from the RSPO process is that in the future there will be two production sectors supplying different markets. On the one hand there will be a group of companies with certification that will attempt to a greater or lesser extent to comply with the principles and criteria adopted by the RSPO, while on the other hand there will be a second group of non-certified companies that will continue with “business as usual” (conventional palm oil sourcing and global tra...
Posted: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 10:42am PDT
imageSaying No To Palm Oil In The U.S.
by Tomas DiFiore
"Many major consumer goods firms now delegate responsibility for their sourcing policies to the RSPO and, by extension, to these auditors. If the auditors are engaging in box-ticking and even colluding to cover up unsustainable practices, then products will get to the supermarket shelves that are tainted with human trafficking, rights abuses and the destruction of biodiversity. the world's only global palm oil certification system - meant to ensure ensure sustainability, human rights, labor s...
Posted: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 8:36am PDT
imageSave the Multinational Species Conservation Fund
by Tomas DiFiore
2016 Wildlife Conservation Society petition to U.S. Congress - Act now to save the 'Multinational Species Conservation Fund'. There's also a postal stamp funding mechanism. The MSCF Stamp “had a premium cost of 55 cents, with 9 cents from each stamp purchased supporting wildlife conservation. From September 20, 2011, to December 31, 2013, stamp sales raised $2,567,000 for the conservation of all MSCF species - elephants, tigers, lions, and more. Unfortunately, the wildlife stamp was not marke...
Posted: Sat, May 14, 2016 5:06pm PDT
imagePalm Oil Home Invasion In Everything From Snack Foods to Pet Foods
by Tomas DiFiore
The link between livestock expansion and deforestation is not because the land that underlies tropical forests makes better pastures or produces higher crop yields. In fact, just the opposite is true. The soils of newly cleared tropical forest land are generally of poor quality, leading to low crop yields and sustaining few animals per hectare. But these lands are inexpensive or even free for the taking, usually increasing considerably in value once they are cleared. Palm oil expansion has re...
Posted: Sat, Apr 30, 2016 7:58am PDT
imagePalm Oil Tax In France Opposes Continued Land Grabs and Deforestation
by Tomas DiFiore
Palm oil expansion is 70 percent nightmare and environmental catastrophe and 30 percent transparent truths and lies. It's an Indonesian roshomon, a puzzle of GDP, corruption, land grabs of Indigenous community forests and national forests, transmigrant laborers, settlements, and employment figures, and poverty amidst the wealth of ownership statistics that dominate the palm oil sector at the landscape level. Malaysia has rejected Human Right for Indigenous Peoples at the UN 5 years in a row. ...
Posted: Sun, Mar 6, 2016 12:19pm PST
imageFrance Considers Palm Oil Paraquat Tax
by Tomas DiFiore
The new 'RSPO Next' certification standards for palm oil finally bans the use of Paraquat! There are stockpiles though, of Paraquat left in outbuildings and in warehouses throughout the palm oil industry landscape. It's application and illegal use would endanger worker safety and the environment. There is specific language addressing Paraquat in the progressive tax under consideration in France right now for monitoring and cleanup. French lawmakers Aline Archimbaud and Jean Dessesard (both me...
Posted: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 9:18pm PST
imageSay No To Palm Oil - Protect The Leuser Ecosystem
by Tomas DiFiore
The Leuser Ecosystem is the only place on earth where Sumatran tigers, orangutans, rhinos and elephants all still coexist. Other species include the sun bear, white-handed gibbon, siamang, macaque, loris, lutung, clouded leopard, Asian golden cat, binturong, hornbills, falcons, pheasants, parrots, king cobra, python, turtles and tortoises. Of over 170,000 protected sites worldwide, the Leuser Ecosystem ranked 14th most irreplaceable for mammals in general, and 21st for threatened mammals acco...
Posted: Thu, Jan 28, 2016 3:59pm PST
textFeds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, January 25, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service today announced a five-year review of endangered southern resident killer whales, which are down to just 84 orcas, to assess whether they are properly protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Fisheries Service last year announced plans to expand existing critical habitat protections from the killer whales’ summer habitat in Puget Sound to include 9,000 square miles of their winter foraging habitat along the West Coast so...
Posted: Wed, Jan 27, 2016 5:18pm PST
imageConsumers Demand Action Against Conflict Palm Oil
by Tomas DiFiore
Lend your support and learn from “Kids Cut Palm Oil is an international group of school students who want to see an end to the destruction of our forests. We want this destruction to stop killing critically endangered animals. We want the destruction to stop because it is killing people, and leading to tremendous global carbon emissions that have never been seen before on this scale. We know how to stop it. We can stop it. And we will stop it. We can challenge this by becoming educated on the...
Posted: Tue, Jan 26, 2016 3:15pm PST
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