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calendar Q & A about River Water Transfers by Water for Santa Cruz County
Aptos Library Community Room, 7695 Soquel Dr., Aptos
Event Date: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:44PM
image Deal Protects Santa Cruz Coastal Habitat, Accommodates Solar-powered Home 480_ohlone_tiger_beetle_usfws_fpwc__1.jpg original image (611x489) by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 24, 2016 — A legal agreement between conservation groups and solar power entrepreneurs will protect more than 41 acres of coastal wildlife habitat in Santa Cruz as part of a deal to accommodate a new solar-powered home. The agreement passed a final hurdle last week at the California Coastal Commission. Photo: Oholone tiger beetle by Russ McSpadden, USFWS.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:06PM
text Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap by C. Methmann, A. Haack and J. Eisgruber
The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, not future. Globalization and protection of the atmosphere do not go together. Climate policy has a policy. Economic profit dominance always has priority over climate protection. The logic of the financial markets to which climate protection often falls victim must be broken. A whole bundle of measures is necessary. Climate protection must go hand-in-hand with fighting poverty.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:07AM
image El Festival de la Fresa 2016: Traído a usted por la explotación 480_boycott-driscolls-oxnard-strawberry-festival_1_1_1_1.jpg original image (960x540) by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo
La Industria y los funcionarios de la ciudad e incluso organizaciones de cambio social sin fines de lucro son conscientes, pero por desgracia, todos se benefician materialmente y son en gran parte silenciosas, delicadas en sus preocupaciones, o estructuralmente limitados en instituir reformas ambientales y hacer trabajo significativo.
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:54PM
image Strawberry Festival 2016: Brought To You By Exploitation 480_boycott-driscolls-oxnard-strawberry-festival_1_1.jpg original image (960x540) by Colectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo
Industry and city officials, even charities and non-profit social change organizations are aware, but, unfortunately, all benefit materially, and are largely silent, watered down in their concerns, or structurally limited in instituting meaningful labor and environmental reforms.
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 1:33PM
image Indigenous People Lead March Against Monsanto in San Francisco 480_mon3hsaztecs_1.jpg original image (960x540) by RR
On May 21st, Aztecs led the march, Winnemem Wintu tribal leader Caleen Fisk came from the Shasta County area to speak, and Tongans from East Palo Alto represented the Pacific Islands. The March Against Monsanto on Saturday moved along the Embarcadero, ending at the Aquatic Park in San Francisco. Top photo by Helene Sisk.
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 6:04PM
image Salmon In Danger: March Against Monsanto San Francisco 480_mon3chuugoku_1.jpg original image (4032x3024) by R.Robertson
SALMON was the theme of this year’s March Against Monsanto in San Francisco. Aquabounty has created GMO salmon that will be farm-raised, super fast growing, and has been approved by the FDA despite insufficient safety testing and widespread opposition. Tribe members of the Winnemem Wintu are working to get federal fish biologists to help return the endangered Chinook salmon to the McCloud River in northern counties of California. Winnemem Wintu tribal leader Caleen Sisk voiced concern for a...
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 12:41AM
image March against Monsanto Santa Cruz 5-21-2016 480_022_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
Making people aware of the destruction that is caused by Monsanto and GMO's
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 8:30PM
calendar Screening of: Occupy the Farm 480_thumbnail_graphic_20for_20occupy_20the_20farm_1.jpg original image (1280x847) by Carole Bennett-Simmons
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org
Event Date: Thu Jun 2, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 3:12PM
image Strawberry and Justice Festival May 19 2016 480_145_1.jpg original image (6000x4000) by AutumnSun
Held on Thur. May 19th. 2016 at UCSC Hay Barn Santa Cruz CA. 4p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:53PM
text New UK Report Supports Strong Action on Antibiotics in Ag by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, May 20th, 2016 — A report commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom (see PDF) recommends reducing “the extensive and unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture” in order to curb the global spread of infections. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance released its final report this week, calling for quick movement to ban or restrict the use of antibiotics in animals that are vital for human health, among other measures.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:37PM
image Big Oil has spent $25 million lobbying in 2015-16 legislative session 480_wspa_president_meme_1_1_1_1.jpg original image (518x519) by Dan Bacher
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), chaired the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called "marine protected areas" in Southern California at the same time the oil industry was conducting offshore fracking operations. Meanwhile, James Boyd, Reheis-Boyd's husband, was serving as Vice-Chair of the California Energy Commission.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:24AM
text Just Released Graphic Photos Expose Carnage of Deadly California Driftnet Fishery by Joanna Nasar
Government Forced to Release Images Showing Dead Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Sea Turtles
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:15AM
text House Passes Most Environmentally Destructive Defense Authorization Act in History by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 — In a partisan vote today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which, if enacted into law, would gut protections for several endangered species, including the American burying beetle and lesser prairie chicken, and remove the Clean Water Act’s ability to control destructive invasive species. The must-pass legislation now moves to the Senate for further consideration.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 5:20PM
image New Report Highlights 10 Wild Places Saved by Endangered Species Protections 480_pacific_kelp_forest_1.jpg original image (1191x500) by via Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 — In celebration of the country’s 11th annual Endangered Species Day, the Center for Biological Diversity today released a new report (see PDF) highlighting 10 of the most unique and beautiful wild places saved by the presence of endangered species. Photo: Pacific kelp forest, courtesy NOAA.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 5:15PM
image Anti-Fracking Initiative Qualifies for the November 2016 Ballot 480_anti_fracking_initiative_protect_monterey_county_1.jpg original image (1632x1224) by via Protect Monterey County
The Protect Monterey County coalition was notified today by the Monterey County Registrar of Voters, Claudio Valenzuela, that the anti-fracking initiative has received enough qualifying signatures to appear on the ballot for the November 2016 presidential election. Results from the petition count will be reported to the Board of Supervisors during their scheduled meeting on June 1. Initiative Proponents are Dr. Don King, Dr. Laura Solorio, Madeleine Clark, Mibs McCarthy, and Dr. Bill Melendez.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 4:28PM
calendar Movie Screening: Rebels with a Cause 480_rebelsfacebooksmall.jpg original image (1500x1500) by Wild Equity Institute
Wild Equity Institute Office Building 474 Valencia St. Second Floor San Francisco, CA
Event Date: Thu May 26, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 2:57PM
calendar Earth Island's Something Wild Dinner 480_you_are_here_horiz_card_style_cropped_1.jpg original image (646x477) by Earth Island Institute
David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA
Event Date: Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 4:52PM
document National Research Council GMO Study Compromised by Industry Ties
 under_the_influence_mational_research_council_and_gmos.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C., May 16, 2016 — One day before the National Research Council (NRC) is scheduled to release a multi-year research report about genetically engineered (GMO) crops and food, Food & Water Watch has released an issue brief detailing the far-reaching conflicts of interest at the NRC and its parent organization, the National Academy of Sciences.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:51PM
calendar March Against Monsanto Santa Cruz 480_march_against_monsanto_santa_cruz_may_2016_1.jpg original image (2048x2048) by March Against Monsanto SC
San Lorenzo Park 137 Dakota Ave, Santa Cruz
Event Date: Sat May 21, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:26PM