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image Jerry Brown calls for fast-tracking of river agreements to build Delta Tunnels 480_bor_protest_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The Shasta Dam raise, Sites Reservoir and the Delta Tunnels need to be considered as one project,” emphasized Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. “Without one, you can’t have the others. If the tunnels are built, there will be no water to put in them. You need Sites Reservoir to provide the water for the tunnels and the Shasta Dam raise to provide water for Sites.” “Although the state and federal governments are saying they are separate projects, they are...
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:00PM
image Dutch parliament increases climate targets: 25 percent by 2020, 55 percent by 2030 480_20160925-netherlands-55pc-by-2030-target_1.jpg by john Englart (Takver)
The Netherlands parliament, in a non-binding vote, decided to increase their countries emission reduction targets to 25 percent by 2020 and 55 percent by 2030. This will almost certainly require the shut down of the 5 remaining coal fired power stations to achieve these targets....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:38PM
text United Nations Expert Validates Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) – United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:39PM
text Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
calendar Book Talk with TJ Demos: Decolonizing Nature, Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology 480_decolonizing_nature_tj_demos_1.jpg by Institute of the Arts and Sciences
Humanities 1, Rm 210, UC Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:34AM
image ACLU Stands with Standing Rock 480_stand_with_standing_rock_no_dapl_aclu.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
September 22, 2016 - The ACLU has long been committed to supporting and defending the rights of indigenous people and communities. From North Dakota, to Flint, to Alabama, to California’s Central Valley, the ACLU also recognizes the civil rights issues in struggles over clean water. We work to safeguard the vital roles peaceful protest, nonviolent civil disobedience, and activism play in defending our civil and human rights....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:39PM
image Archaeologists & Museums Denounce Destruction of Standing Rock Sioux Burial Grounds 480_nhm_feather-01-830x467_1.jpg by via The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum initiated this sign-on letter concerning the destruction of Native American burial grounds and sacred sites by the Dakota Access Pipeline company. If you are an archaeologists, anthropologist, historian or museum worker you are invited to add your name by emailing info@thenaturalhistorymuseum.org....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:08PM
image Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock 480_free_leonard_peltier.jpg by Leonard Peltier
Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59PM
image Over 700,000 People Tell Government to Block Seed Mergers 480_seeds_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
Washington, D.C., September 20th, 2016 — As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions signed by 708,000 people urging the Department of Justice and elected officials to block several pending mergers that would further consolidate the market for seeds and agricultural chemicals. The pending mergers between Dow-DuPont, Syngenta-ChemChina and Bayer-Monsanto would further increase th...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:54PM
text Benecia, California Votes Unanimously to Deny Crude by Rail Facility by via Sierra Club
Benecia, CA, September 21, 2016 -- Late yesterday evening, Benecia, CA voted unanimously to deny Valero’s proposed crude by rail facility in the city. The now rejected facility would have brought two trains of 50 oil tankers carrying 3 million gallons of volatile Bakken and tar sands crude into the city every day. This decision follows years of organized opposition to the facility....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:50PM
calendar Berkeley Climate Action Coalition Convening: Solar for All 480_4058683288_bd5564de53_b_1.jpg by Berkeley Ecology Center
Community Meeting Room at Berkeley Library South Branch...
Event Date: Wed Oct 5, 2016 5:00PM
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:27PM
calendar River Health Day by Coastal Watershed Council
San Lorenzo Park 137 Dakota St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060...
Event Date: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:52AM
calendar Carbon Pricing: Climate Game Changer 480_citizens_climate_lobby.jpg by Linda Currie
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org...
Event Date: Thu Oct 6, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:13AM
document Analysis: Monterey County Crude Worse for Climate Than Alberta Tar Sands Oil 16-9-21-sanardooilfieldcarbonpollutionreport.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN ARDO, Calif., September 21, 2016 — Crude from Monterey County's biggest oilfield is more climate damaging than any other large source of oil produced in, or imported into, California, according to a new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of state data. The Center’s report, titled Stealing California's Future, found that crude from the San Ardo oilfield is even more carbon-intensive than notoriously dirty oil from the Alberta tar sands in Canada (see PDF)....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:29PM
text Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17AM
calendar Forum/Foro: Report on NoDAPL: VP candidate Dennis Banks speaks in SF 480_dennis_banks_by_maria_pasho__1__1.jpg by Party for Socialism and Liberation
2969 Mission St., between 25th and 26th Sts. Near 24th St. BART, #14, 49 MUNI $3 - $10 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible. More info: 415-821-6171 or http://www.PSLweb.org. _____ 2969 Calle Mission esquiná de la calle 25 y 26, acerca de BART/24 St., MUNI #14, 49. Sugerimos una donación de $3 a $10, todos bienvenidos, con o sin fondos. Habrá antojitos. Para mayor información llame al PSL, en 415-821-6171 o ...
Event Date: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:04PM
image No DAPL Call for Support! Help Luta today! 480_wichapiluta_candaleria_luta_1.jpg by via SSPRIT
September 19, 2016 - Wichapiluta Candaleria or Luta, Rumsen Ohlone & Mescalero Apache, activist, musical artist, and current Vice-Chair of Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSPRIT), has defended several Sacred Sites in the Bay Area known as Ohlone Shellmounds. Luta was recently targeted by police while he was offering his support at the Standing Rock encampment/NO DAPL. Luta was singled out as he was standing in a group leading a spiritual song. Luta was arrested and ch...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:19PM
text Company Behind Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Has Record of Spills, Property Damage by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2016 — Energy Transfer Partners, the conglomerate behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, is responsible for 29 pipeline safety incidents since 2006, in which 9,555 barrels of hazardous liquids were leaked, according to a new analysis of federal data by the Center for Biological Diversity. Those spills resulted in $9.5 million in property damage, according to information from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:18PM
image We Stand with Standing Rock 9-18-2016 480_002_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Many people gathered and demonstrated again to stop the No. Dakota Pipeline!...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:51AM
calendar Mni Wiconi/Water Is Life, Food Not Bombs, Come-Unity Gathering 480_mni_wiconi_standing_rock_solidarity_santa_cruz_food_not_bombs_1.jpg by Livity Rising
Santa Cruz Post Office, at Water and Front Street, Santa Cruz...
Event Date: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:51PM