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image The Fix Is In: Brown administration certifies environmental documents for Delta Tunnels cindy_messer.jpg by Dan Bacher
Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch, said the certification “is very troubling, though hardly surprising, for Governor Brown to approve of building massive new tunnels that won’t fix any of California’s water problems.” “This project would waste $25 to $67 billion, with interest, of taxpayer money and devastate the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. It would unfairly burden Southern Californians with higher water bills at a time when we must repair the aging and crumbling pipes ...
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:32PM
calendar DIY Cold-Climate Biogas Unit w/David House & SF Permaculture Guild Mtg by SF Permaculture Guild
The Gazebo Room, California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus The Gazebo is on the 1st floor of the South Tower. The South Tower is straight ahead as you enter the driveway. The driveway entrance is in the middle of Castro Street between 14th and Duboce Streets. You’ll see the entrance to the campus on your left. It’s the building that has the big lighted EMERGENCY ENTRANCE sign. If you enter on the ground floor, take the elevator UP to the first floor. If you come by public transportati...
Event Date: Wed Aug 2, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:38PM
text Limits to Growth Published Forty Years Ago by Larry Rasmussen and eco-socialist pamphlets
The MIT scholars under Dennis Meadows came to four core conclusions: 1) there are limits to growth on a finite planet, 2) the economy and the population are now growing exponentially, 3) exceeding the limits will lead to a collapse of industry, agriculture, and the population, and 4) an orderly withdrawal is possible and collapse averted through a radical turning away from the growth course. More raw materials were used up in the first 20 years of the new century than during the entire 20th ...
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:19AM
calendar Richard Dawkins, Legendary Biologist, Provocateur & Author of “Science in the Soul” dawkins_richard-crop.jpg by Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley
Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Parkway - Santa Clara, 95054...
Event Date: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:41PM
calendar 350 East Bay July New Member Orientation & Coordinating Committee Meeting by Carla West
Sierra Club Bay Chapter office 2530 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702...
Event Date: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:18PM
image Farmworker communities from Monterey Bay Area call on California to ban brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos 480_safe_ag_safe_schools_ban_chlorpyrifos_rally_california_1.jpg by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Residents from all over California converge on Sacramento to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures demanding state action after U.S. EPA failed to implement a ban...
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:09AM
calendar Great American Secchi Dip in 480_img_3739_1.jpg by Alev Bilginsoy
Location name: Loch Lomond Recreation Area Address: 100 Loch Lomond Way, Felton, CA...
Event Date: Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:27AM
calendar Marx & Mother Nature An Eco-Materialist Critique of Historical Materialism icss-fly-2017-07-16-nature-1.pdf_140_.jpg by Eugene E. Ruyle
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...
Event Date: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:30AM
Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:20PM
calendar Community Farming Day and Party by sally sommer
UC Gill Tract Community Farm 1051 San Pablo Ave. just south of Marin Ave., Albany...
Event Date: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:19PM
calendar Richard Dawkins presents "Science in the Soul" 480_richard_dawkins_in_berkeley_1.jpg by Bob Baldock
First Congregational church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley...
Event Date: Wed Aug 9, 2017 7:30PM
Posted: Sun Jul 9, 2017 3:26PM
image Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit As He Promotes Fracking, Delta Tunnels 480_jerry_brown___president_xi_pg_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The New York Times didn’t mention that “America's de facto leader on climate change” received $9.8 million from oil, gas and utility companies, often within days of winning big favors, since he ran for Governor, according to a report released by the the Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog last August: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/dirtyhands Photo: Governor Brown and President Xi of the People's Republic of China meet on Day 3, June 6, of Brown's trip to China. Photo courtesy of Govern...
Posted: Sat Jul 8, 2017 11:56AM
image "CLEANING THE SWAMP" Hunters Point & Treasure Island Tetra Tech Workers Blow Whistle 480_hunters_point_whistleblowers_housing_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Four Tetra Tech health and safety inspectors who were working at the Hunters Naval Shipyard and Treasure Island reported on the systemic criminal cover-up and corruption by the company threatening the health and safety of the workers, residents and families who are now buying homes in the area. They charge that there is serious contaminated radioactive earth in the area where new construction has gone on....
Posted: Tue Jul 4, 2017 12:45AM
text Trump Offshore Oil Leasing Plan Threatens Every U.S. Ocean, Coastline by Center for Biological Diversity
Launch of New Nationwide Offshore Leasing Program Could Expand Drilling Into Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 3:50PM
image Central Coast Bald Eagles Now Fully Restored - A Foreshadowing for the California Condor 480_bald_eagle-central-california_1.jpg by via Ventana Wildlife Society
June 16, 2017 - In this month’s issue of the Journal of Raptor Research, a peer-reviewed paper documents how local biologists from Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) restored bald eagles to central California and how the birds have done over the last 25 years. For lead author and VWS Executive Director Kelly Sorenson, “Publishing this paper was a bucket list thing for me as I worked as a field biologist in the early 1990’s when we were releasing eagles to the wild. We only got around to writing t...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 3:26PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News June 2017 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working for a nuclear free world. Here is our June 2017 report:...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:36PM
image Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue to Block Delta Tunnels Project 480_chinook-salmon_patrick-jarrett-sliderbox_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This version of the tunnels will wipe out California’s salmon fishery and the families and communities that rely on salmon,” said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon Association. “The problem is the state basically allowed the water users to design the tunnels and they’re so huge that the federal fish and wildlife agencies are basically throwing up their hands. It’s like they let the fox design the hen house so of course he made it easy to rob.”...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:04PM
image Trump administration approves permit to construct Delta Tunnels paul-souza.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The federal government has only released a biological opinion on the construction of the tunnels—the public will have to wait for future biological opinions on the intakes and operations of the project,” explained Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA). “In essence, they’re asking contractors to commit to paying for construction without knowing how the projects will be operated and how much water can be exported.” Photo: Paul Souza, Pa...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:09PM
image The links between Delta Tunnels and faux "marine protected areas" are deep & alarming 480_scmpas-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
If you haven't read this article already, I urge you to do so. It is one of the most important pieces on water, the Delta and coastal protection that you will ever read. Everybody who cares about stopping the Delta Tunnels and restoring our salmon and other fish populations MUST read this article and share it with others. You will rarely find deep investigative journalism like this in the mainstream media or most "alternative" media. The deep relationship between the MLPA Initiative and ...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:47AM
image Fire Ecology - a view into the heart of a forest 480_frp_indybay_15286_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
The Forest Recovery Project spans eight years and roughly 75 miles of burn area, most of it intense, from the Station fire of 2009 in the Angeles National Forest....
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:43PM
image Agreement Reached to Close Cemex Sand Mine in Marina 480_cemex-lapis-sand-mine_1.jpg by Kevin Miller, Surfrider Foundation
On July 13, the California Coastal Commission will consider an agreement that would close the Cemex Lapis Sand Mine in Marina. The mine has been linked to severe coastal erosion in the southern Monterey Bay, which is losing more coastline than anywhere else in the state. Surfrider, Save our Shores, and all our partners in this fight are in support of the agreement. But the Coastal Commission needs to know that you support it too. This is the final public meeting on this issue and it is ...
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:57PM