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text Happy Canada Day! The TPP and Canada, 4 pp - by Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew
A little inspiration, hope and encouragement from our sister and friend to the North! How different life would be if we welcomed alternative perspectives and didn't make O Canada, "free" and "shared" tabool
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 9:46AM
text Global Clean Energy Market Poised to Benefit from Government Regulations - by TMR
Transparency Market Research Reports incorporated a definite business overview and investigation inclines on "Clean Energy Market". This report likewise incorporates more illumination about fundamental review of the business including definitions, requisitions and worldwide business sector industry structure.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:53AM
text Monetizing & non-profitizing Oakland's parks, open spaces, and woodlands - by ann nomura
An overview of who benefits from recent radical re-landscaping and development projects in Oakland's parks, open spaces, and woodlands.
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:13PM
text Conserving by Clear-Cutting - by ann nomura
An overview of recent "conservation" projects in Oakland
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:00AM
text Who Is Destroying Berkeley's People's Park? - by People's Park Is Not Over
People once associated with the People's Park community are tapping out, as UC Berkeley makes further incursions into the space. Former Park allies are ending their support for People's Park, and some are even raiding what they can as they make their exit. The People's Park website is under control of people who have no intention of updating the Park's internet presence, and the People's Park funds have been absconded with. People's Park is being dismantled by individuals who have given up th...
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:17PM
text Costco members, fishermen, environmental, labor groups demand Costco say no to GE salmon - by via Center for Food Safety
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — A coalition including Community Alliance for Global Justice, fishermen, members of UFCW Local 21 and concerned Costco customers rallied in front of the Costco next door to store headquarters and presented more than 300,000 petition signatures demanding that Costco Wholesale (COST) publicly commit to not sell genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:15PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM
text Judge Keeps Suction Dredge Mining Out of California Rivers This Summer - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.— A San Bernardino County Superior Court judge ruled today against an attempt by the mining community to start suction dredge mining in California waterways this summer. Suction dredge miners had asked the court to prevent the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from enforcing the current moratorium on the destructive practice, which has been in place since 2009. The moratorium is designed to prevent mercury pollution and damage to wildlife, waterways and cultur...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:30PM
text White House Urged to Remove Wood-burning Power Plants From Pollution Reduction Plan - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Fourteen conservation groups today urged the White House to eliminate biomass energy — the large-scale burning of wood to create electricity — as a means of compliance under the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan,” which will regulate carbon pollution from power plants.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:08PM
text It's Not Just Climate - Pope Francis Is Also Warning About The Health Of Our Oceans - by Elise Shulman
In his 222-page encyclical, Pope Francis warned about (1) the polar plight, (2) sea level rise, (3) ocean-bound water pollution, (4) ocean acidification, (5) overfishing and (6) loss of marine biodiversity.
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:52AM
text TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest - by W Raza. H Schmitz and T Konicz
TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration system allows three corporate lawyers to serve as judges. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIA describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske Of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty from states and communities to corporations. Labor and environmental regulations can be chilled or invalidated a...
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:55AM
text San Lorenzo River Bird Call - by jane mio
This Tuesday afternoon June 23rd, the Santa Cruz City Council will vote on whether to approve a Pilot Paddle Program for Recreational Boating on the San Lorenzo River.  If successful, this would eventually lead to lifting the restriction on boating on the San Lorenzo River.
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:22PM
text Mendocino County Renews Controversial Contract with Wildlife-Killing Program - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
County Will Pay Wildlife Services to Kill Millions of Wild Animals Each Year
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:57PM
text Eastern Puma Declared Extinct, Removed From Endangered Species List - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today declared the eastern puma extinct and removed it from the list of protected wildlife and plants under the Endangered Species Act. The eastern puma was a subspecies of the animal also known as cougar or mountain lion, which is still widely distributed across the West. It once roamed as far north as southeastern Ontario, southern Quebec and New Brunswick in Canada, south to South Carolina and west to Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan.
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:43PM
text Governor Brown says "If you ask me, I think you should be eating veggie burgers" - by Mike Sage
In the first public statement of its kind, Governor Brown reveals his awareness of the huge water-footprint of animal agriculture.
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:59PM
text Influencing the Outcome of Forest Management - by j.a.kendrick
Here at Kendrick Forest Farm, for three decades we have worked to prove that our theory of “Ecosystem Forestry, the Ecological Approach”, is feasible, and can create a known outcome- healthier, sustainable, forest ecosystems.
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:50PM
text Destruction At Berkeley's People's Park - by Darin
The giant tree they felled yesterday was not sick. The tree trimming they performed will promote further desertification in the park and garden. In a drought this is a major concern. We are already on water restriction for our starts and vegetables. There is a gaping hole in the canopy in the northern section of the park. I've seen this happen all over the bay area. Its going to be a hot summer. Worse, they will continue to pick off trees and produce mulch, and destroy the garden, and promote...
Posted: Fri Jun 5, 2015 12:38PM
text EPA Report Finds Fracking Water Pollution, Despite Oil Industry's Refusal to Provide Data - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A long-delayed report released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finds that fracking has polluted drinking water. But a lack of cooperation from the oil and gas industry limited the study’s ability to draw wider conclusions. “The limited amount of data collected before and during hydraulic fracturing activities reduces the ability to determine whether hydraulic fracturing affected drinking water resources in cases of alleged contamination,” the study notes.
Posted: Thu Jun 4, 2015 2:19PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News May 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry. US nuke plants were designed to operate for 40 years… as many of them have approached or surpassed that mark, they have become increasingly unsafe and inefficient, threatening our health and safety. This report points out some of these problems and supports those working for a nuclear free future. Here’s our May 2015 issue.
Posted: Wed Jun 3, 2015 3:16PM
text Texas Piers are Helping to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network (Turtle Island) has partnered with Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) to adopt the Center’s “Responsible Pier Initiative,” to promote a healthy pier environment for sea turtles and other marine life.
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2015 9:15AM

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