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image Day of Action in Support of Familias Unidas and San Quintin, MX Farmworkers 480_boycott-driscolls-global-day-of-action_5-7-16_1.jpg original image (503x929) by via Boycott Sakuma Berries
On Saturday, May 7th, there was a call from farm workers for a Boycott Driscoll’s International Day of Action to bring attention to the fight in the berry fields both in Washington State and San Quintin, MX.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:20PM
image Save the Multinational Species Conservation Fund 480_tiger_stamp_1.jpg original image (1200x1200) 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 mar...
Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 5:06PM
image Palm Oil Home Invasion In Everything From Snack Foods to Pet Foods 480_forests_to_pastures_1.jpg original image (494x414) 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
image Orangutans Fleeing Palm Oil Deforestation 120_ask_orangutans_to_give_up_living_and.jpg original image (900x1087) by Tomas DiFiore
As palm oil plantings expand to new frontiers, the same set of environmental impacts are spreading as in the case of the Great Apes of Africa. The Orangutan films presented here are painfully moving and joyous at times. The hope and caring love attended to the rescues of gorillas, elephants, and orangutans, are reciprocated in unique ways and obvious in these films. Rescue centers need help, volunteers, money, and protected forest habitat to return the animals to the wild. At the end of the a...
Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2016 12:28PM
image Commission to Vote on Postponing Marine Protected Area Reviews 120_800_scmpas.jpg original image (800x618) by Dan Bacher
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) plan proposes to postpone regional scientific reviews of the effectiveness of “marine protected areas” from once every five years, as originally promised, to once every 10 years.
Posted: Tue Apr 5, 2016 4:34PM
text UN Official Receives Formal Complaint from Solitary Prisoners’ Family Members & Advocates by via Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
CA – After months of public outcry, California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) and the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS) have submitted a formal complaint to Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment or Punishment condemning the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) jarringly noisy and disruptive “security/welfare checks” in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing ...
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:54PM
image Scientists Urge Feds to Continue Fracking Moratorium off CA Coast 120_scmpas.jpg original image (915x707) by Dan Bacher
The opposition to environmentally destructive fracking in California's marine waters is building rapidly. On March 22, over 30 prominent scientists urged the federal government to continue the moratorium on fracking in federal waters off the California coast and to prepare a comprehensive environmental impact statement for the controversial oil-industry technique.
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:54AM
image Humpback Whale Monitoring Proposal Ignores Record Number of West Coast Entanglements 120_entangled_whales_california_2015.jpg original image (850x1100) by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., March 21, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed plan for monitoring humpback whales ignores one of the fastest-growing threats to this iconic species: entanglement in fishing gear. Along the West Coast, a record 31 humpbacks were caught in fishing gear in 2015, according to new federal data.
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:44PM
calendar Respect farmworkers: Boycott Driscoll's 120_familias-unidas-por-la-justicia.jpg original image (1200x368) by
Costco 1006 West Wabash Ave, Eureka, CA and Eureka Labor Temple 840 E St, Eureka, CA
Event Date: Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:59PM
image Lawsuit Seeks Overdue Protection for Rare Frog in California, Oregon 120_foothill_yellow-legged_frog_rana_boylii_james_bettaso_usfws_fpwc.jpg original image (700x525) by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a lawsuit over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s lengthy delay in deciding whether to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the foothill yellow-legged frog, which has disappeared from more than half of its former streams in California and Oregon. This stream-dwelling amphibian faces a host of threats, including impacts from dams and water diversions, logging, mining, livestock grazing, roads, marijuan...
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:56PM
image Karuk Tribe, Conservationists Add Klamath National Forest to Westside Lawsuit 120_klamath.jpg original image (800x533) by Dan Bacher
“The Westside proposal short changes our community by denying us an opportunity to restore the forest, manage wildfire, and put locals back to work,” said Karuk Chairman Russell “Buster” Attebery. “There is no way that the Forest Service plan will pass a legal challenge. The Karuk alternative, on the other hand, has the support of local conservation groups, provides significant opportunities for bringing timber to market, and complies with applicable state and federal law.”
Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:02PM
image Fishery Council Adopts Ocean Salmon Options for 2016 Season 120_pfmc_meeting_photo.jpg original image (5184x3456) by Dan Bacher
“The mix of salmon runs this year is unusual,” said outgoing Executive Director Donald McIsaac in a PFMC news release. “In the north, the return of fall Chinook to the Columbia River is forecast to be exceptionally high again, but expectations for wild coho runs to the Washington Coast and Puget Sound areas can only be described as disastrous. In the south, the Sacramento River fall Chinook are healthy, but Klamath River fall Chinook are so poor that the Council’s policy calls for a ...
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:41PM
image SEC Charges Westlands Water District with 'Enron Accounting' 120_800_westlands_sucks_the_trinity_dry_1.jpg original image (800x533) by Dan Bacher
Tom Stokely of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) noted that the SEC action “reminded me of a transcript from a Westlands board meeting where Birmingham, in response to a question, said the district would declare bankruptcy and default on bonds for BDCP, the predecessor to the California Fix, if necessary, and the landowners would not be held financially responsible.” The transcript from the Westlands Water District Board meeting of January 15, 2014, states: Q: If the D...
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:39PM
image Palm Oil Tax In France Opposes Continued Land Grabs and Deforestation 120_palm_oil_in_central_kalimantan.jpg original image (1200x760) 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
image Sacramento Salmon Ocean Abundance Forecast Is Half Of Last Year's 120_800_bodega_bay_scenery.jpg original image (800x533) by Dan Bacher
“The projection for 2016 salmon makes clear the damage done by water diversions and drought the last several years," said John McManus, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA). “The 2016 salmon number means more protections are needed in the Delta and Central Valley salmon habitat, not less. Any politician proposing more water diversions now from the Delta needs to look at the salmon numbers and stop proposing more harm to salmon and our coastal communities.” ...
Posted: Tue Mar 1, 2016 3:09PM
image France Considers Palm Oil Paraquat Tax 120_bmp_paraquat_used_for_20_months.jpg original image (1200x659) 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
image Say No To Palm Oil - Protect The Leuser Ecosystem 120_tripa_peatland_leuser_ecosystem.jpg original image (891x1266) 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
text Feds 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 Coas...
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:18PM
image Consumers Demand Action Against Conflict Palm Oil 120_math_or_myth_dualityoftheoilpalm.jpg original image (1500x1864) 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 t...
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:15PM
calendar Humboldt anarchist book fair 120_image.jpeg original image (640x835) by Alex
Manila Community Center - 1611 Peninsula Dr 95521-9658 CA
Event Date: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:41PM