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Genetically Engineered Trees Condemned in Region known as “Ground Zero” for Their Development
North Myrtle Beach, SC, October 21, 2016 — In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall only days before, strategies to stop the development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees) were the topic at a meeting that brought Indigenous Peoples, scientists, ecologists, and legal, social and environmental justice experts to North Myrtle Beach over October 12-18....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:48PM
CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing
October 20, 2016 - Earlier today, California Transportation Commission (CTC), the governing Board of Caltrans, voted to commit $3.1 million to help build a wildlife crossing under Highway 17. Design work could begin in a few months....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:35PM
Davis City Council Passes Resolution Backing Standing Rock
In an emailed report to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Julia Beck of Davis Stands with Standing Rock, said, “We wanted to share the good news that our local city council last night unanimously passed the attached resolution in support of your critical and profoundly inspiring opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.” Photo: Francisco Dominguez urges the Davis City Council to adopt the resolution. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:49PM
Fracking and measure Z
The importance of voting YES ON Z in Monterey County! STOP FRACKING!...
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:05AM
If You're Afraid of Trees, Don't Live In a Forest
October 20, 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the Oakland Hills Fire. As we commemorate the lives and homes lost, a fight rages over the future of forests in the East Bay hills. (Originally published in Slingshot Issue #122, Fall 2016, http://slingshot.tao.ca)...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:03PM
Big Money Funds Yes on Measure D Campaign in Santa Cruz County
October 2016 - Big money is being spent to influence the outcome of Measure D on the November 8, 2016 Santa Cruz County ballot. Unlike political offices, campaigns for ballot measures have no limit to the amount of money that can be contributed. There is no restriction on the source of contributions, so special interests from outside Santa Cruz County can buy influence in our local ballot measures....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:32PM
Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32.2 million on Klamath irrigators
“Basically, the Bureau of Reclamation became an illicit ATM for favored special interests,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Paula Dinerstein. “To add injury to insult, these improper subsidies were used to aggravate environmental damage by draining shrinking groundwater supplies to benefit irrigators.” Photo of Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:50PM
Update on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Child Daycare Centers
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has extended the public comment period for a proposed regulation that would give further protections to children when agricultural pesticides are applied close to schools and child daycare facilities*. The new deadline of December 9, 2016, gives the public more opportunity to weigh in on the issue. In addition, DPR has added an additional public hearing that will be held in Monterey County. Public hearings have already been scheduled...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:07PM
KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota
KPFA Staff, Board member Janet Kobren and community supporters rallied for Amy Goodman and journalists in Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:30PM
Unity in the Community Interfaith Walk for Justice and Peace
Start: Kehilla Synagogue 1300 Grand Avenue Piedmont/Oakland. End: Lighthouse Mosque 620 42nd Street, Oakland....
Event Date: Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:00AM
Peace and Social Justice Harvest Fair
Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301...
Event Date: Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:45PM
BRAVE Environmental Lawyer Explains Standing Rock Legal Issues
TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton spoke with Lauren Regan, a lawyer representing the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Regan has been representing water protectors who are wrongly arrested for demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:53PM
Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock
In front of KPFA 1929 Martin Luther King Blvd near University Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:52AM
Full Review Requested of Proposed Warriors' Arena Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Toxic Air Contaminants, Land-use Impacts
SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity, Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment and the Sunset Coalition have filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of those opposing the Golden State Warriors’ proposed 18,000-seat arena in San Francisco. The groups asked California’s 1st District Court of Appeal to find that the city’s review of the project failed to quantify and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the proposed arena or inform t...
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:13PM
ACLU of North Dakota Files Open Record Requests Regarding Policing Practices at Site of DAPL Protests
October 13, 2016 - The ACLU of North Dakota filed open records requests seeking information about the policing practices and possible use of surveillance technology by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and North Dakota Highway Patrol related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The open records requests were made to aid us in in our investigation into whether there are constitutional violations related to the law enforcement agencies’ policing and surveillance monitoring of DAPL prot...
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:04PM
Journalist Amy Goodman to Turn Herself in to North Dakota Authorities
October 13, 2016 – Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, charged with criminal trespassing for filming an attack on Native American-led pipeline protesters, will turn herself in to North Dakota authorities on October 17. Amy Goodman will surrender to authorities at the Morton County–Mandan Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections Center at 8:15 a.m. local time (CDT). [Update from October 15th: A North Dakota state prosecutor has sought to charge award-winning journalist Amy Goodman with parti...
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:55PM
Law Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL
Morton County, ND, October 14, 2016 — Attorneys with the Red Owl Legal Collective (ROLC) of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) call on North Dakota law enforcement to respect freedom of press and the First Amendment rights of Water Protectors resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This comes as officers from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department unlawfully confiscated a reporter’s video equipment, and then deployed riot police on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, arresting 29 Wate...
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:42PM
Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles
A new proposed rule would put in place limits on the number of whales, sea turtles, and dolphins that the California driftnet fishery for swordfish can catch....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:35AM
Brown administration applies for permit to take endangered species in Delta Tunnels
As the Department of Water Resources applied for a permit to kill endangered species. Delta and longfin smelt, winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead and other fish species continued to move closer and closer to the abyss of extinction. Delta smelt photo meme courtesy of Restore the Delta....
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:28PM
Ecology Center Grand Re-Opening
2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley CA, 94702...
Event Date: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:40PM