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calendar Direct Action vs. Climate Change: A night of scheming and dreaming with Diablo Rising Tide 480_13442249_1382694378427064_6887005540442587730_n_1.jpg by Anita Heckman
Resource Center for Nonviolence 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:49PM
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
image CA Supreme Court Rules Delta Tunnels Surveys Can Go Forward 480_downloadedfile_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
Tom Keeling of the Freeman Firm in Stockton said the court did hand Delta landowners a “limited victory” in the case by reforming the statute at issue to allow the landowners the right of a jury trial....
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:26PM
image Youth Protest Klamath River Water Pollution 480_13718680_10206977597341992_5821848656678291442_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“As a Yurok Tribal member, I am deeply affected by what happens on the Klamath River,” said Stoney McCoy, a 16 year-old Yurok Tribal Youth Council member. “ What I saw today coming out of the Klamath Strait Drain made me sick to my stomach, I will fight for as long as it takes to clean up the Klamath...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29AM
calendar Screening of : Over Troubled Waters delta-sacramento_72dpi.jpg by Linda Currie
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org...
Event Date: Thu Aug 4, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:18PM
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 Court Rules Lawsuit Over Point Reyes Management Plan Can Move Forward by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2016 — A federal court has rejected a legal motion by the National Park Service and refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by conservation groups seeking an updated “general management plan” and assessment of the environmental impacts of commercial dairy and cattle grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore, before long-term cattle-grazing leases are pushed through. The court earlier rejected a motion by ranchers to intervene in the lawsuit....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:40PM
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
calendar Nonviolent Protest at Mendocino Redwoods Company Mill in Ukiah 480_dt.common.streams.streamserver_1.jpg by KP & BACH
9 am: Rally at Mendocino County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers on Low Gap Rd. in Ukiah 11 am: Demonstration at the Ukiah mill operation of Mendocino Redwood Co. (MRC)...
Event Date: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:36PM
image Sacramento Activists Hold Vigil to Remember 47 Killed in Lac-Mégantic 480_raging_grannies_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We can stop these oil trains if we organize and get people involved,” said Esteban Hernandez of the Sac Activist School. “We can win this battle.” The Raging Grannnies sing their songs against fracking and oil trains at the vigil remembering the 47 people killed in Canada in the Lac-Mégantic Disaster on July 6, 2013. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:23PM
image Rally in the Redwoods July 16 480_pastedgraphic-19.jpg by Karen
Agency Green-Lights Logging Plan in the Redwoods: Protest Rally July 16 on Gualala River. On July 1, state regulators approved the 402-acre “Dogwood” timber harvest plan (THP) to log in the sensitive redwood forest floodplain along the lower Wild and Scenic Gualala River, to the river’s mouth. The redwood trees there, many a century old, are in recovery, regenerating after historical heavy industrial logging....
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:09PM
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
text Farming Community Rallies in Sacramento to Demand Protections from Agricultural Pesticides by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Residents from California’s most extensively farmed regions converged on Sacramento today to deliver more than 27,000 petition signatures and a letter representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, all demanding protections for their children from exposure to agricultural pesticides at school....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:36PM
image Governor Jerry Brown in talks with Big Oil over carbon trading program 480_redd_false_solution_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
As protests against oil trains took place in Sacramento and across the nation took place last week, oil industry leaders, led by Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association(WSPA), were talking with Brown administration officials In “hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California landmark climate change programs,” according to LA Times reporters Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason. Photo: This banner, displayed at a rally against REDD and carbon trad...
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:26AM
calendar Marin Rod & Gun Club 79th Annual Picnic by Joe Morrison
The Marin Rod & Gun Club, on the waterfront off East Francisco Blvd. in SanRafael. Located at 2675 East Francisco Blvd. - just west of the Richmond Bridge...
Event Date: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:55AM
image New Report Documents 74% Decline in Monarch Butterflies Overwintering in Coastal CA 480_monarch_butterfly_cluster_xercessociety-candacefallon_1.jpg by via The Xerces Society
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.; Friday, July 8, 2016—A report released today by the Xerces Society (see PDF) shows a sharp two-decade decline in the number of monarchs which overwinter along the California coast and prioritizes the top 50 overwintering sites most in need of conservation and management attention....
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:46AM
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 Another Water Agency Taxes Property Owners for Delta Tunnels 480_la4y60vh24krd_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
“The public is unaware that their property taxes are being used to pay for the planning of a project that will have negative impacts on the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “Property taxpayers in Zone 7 never had a vote on the matter, and the district has not discussed this funding in any broad manner to facilitate public understanding.” Photo: Governor Jerry Brown greenwashes his image at a climate conference in T...
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 5:26PM
image Runners arrive at the Beach Flats Community Garden in Santa Cruz Ca. 7-6-2016 480_117_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Peace and Dignity Journey This year dedicated to Seeds!...
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 3:44PM
calendar Rally-Speak Out Stop Restarting Japan Nuke Plants-Defend Children & Families of Fukushima japan_mass_protest-tokyo-160712a.jpg by No Nukes Action Committee
Japanese Consulate 275 Battery St/California St San Francisco...
Event Date: Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 11:23AM