Hello Everyone! Reminder: register now to hear world renowned polar climate scientist, Dr. Peter Wadhams at noon PDT on June 23 Dr. Wadhams, Emeritus Professor at Cambridge University, is an internationally recognized expert on polar ice and climate change and author of A Farewell to Ice. He will speak about “Arctic ice, global change and […]

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Very soon Congress will weigh in on whether the federal government should invest in reducing lead in drinking water. The answer is obviously, “yes”. Please take just a couple of minutes to let them know that you support increased federal funding to protect drinking water. Lead service lines are the pipes that connect the large […]

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Here is a video that will inform you about the huge impact that biomass extraction from forests and the actual burning is reversing the direction we need to take for meeting Climate Change goals. Click on the link below: What is wrong with creating and perpetuating biomass industry.

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Urgent Action Alert: Team of Volunteers Needed to Feed Trekkers in 6-Days Click — If you can help. Pachamama, Drawdown, Petition for a new Civilian Conservation Corps Youth Activists’ Trek Is On the Road — Walk Through Sonoma on June 10 & 11 For Fully Funded Civilian Conservation Corps Now! Please come out and support […]

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Dear Friends, Yesterday, Our Children’s Trust attorneys met with with U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken and Department of Justice attorneys for the U.S. government at a status conference in Juliana v. U.S. Today, we are excited to share with you what we learned, what happens next, and why we are so encouraged by what […]

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A reasonably comprehensive overview of groundwater, including some interesting modeling opportunities through U of AZ, Climate Change impacts with a look at potential solutions: This video is one of a series on Water produced by U of AZ. I’ve not watched the entire series, but it may be of use as we work on outreach […]

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By Matthew Simmons Monday, May 17th, 2021 Trees marked for logging in Jackson Demonstration State Forest. Photo by Matt Simmons. John P. O’Brien, PhD (JP to his friends) loves Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF). The forest is practically in his backyard so he regularly gets to enjoy taking long hikes and mountain bike rides through […]

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Dear Friends, The majority of Americans (excluding the millions of children who were unable to vote) went to the polls last November to elect a new administration and today our new Executive Branch’s political verdict on climate is in. And it is not good news. The Biden administration has just released the United States’ Nationally […]

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Here we go again …. The Farallones “Poison Drop” is coming back before the California Coastal Commission. Richard Charter has created a new video on this, 1 1/2 minutes explaining the whole thing. Please go to Activist Corner to get a link so you can send your comment. Thank you. On May 12, 13, or […]

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According to the national Climate Mobilization organization: Petaluma, CA has become the first city in the U.S. to ban the construction of new gas stations. The city has also prohibited the expansion of the number of gas pumps at existing stations and is encouraging stations to transition to electric charging or hydrogen refueling. This is […]

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This is from Richard Charter, our local and longtime coast protector who Rue, Larry, Kimberly and I have been working with on draft Local Coastal Plan for the last year plus. The consequences of mass poisoning will have long term effects all along our coast. This was done previously with thousands of kills that were […]

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Hi , River’s End reveals California’s complex struggle over who gets fresh water, and shows how moneyed interests game the system. Constant battling over uncertain water supplies heralds an impending crisis—not just in California, but around the world. Do you know where your water comes from? Here is how to get River’s End.

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Chlorpyrifos can harm children’s brains, even in small doses. But it can still legally be sprayed on some of kids’ favorite foods, like apples, peaches and grapes. The European Union, California and Hawai’i have already taken action to BAN this toxic pesticide. It’s time to protect children’s health and get brain-damaging pesticides out of our […]

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It began with fire. It ended with ice. In between, there were the storms and floods. And the extremity of it all should have caught anyone’s attention. First, of course, there was that burning season that set staggering records across California — four million acres incinerated, double the previous high — Oregon, and Washington. Those […]

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Hi friends, As we continue to advance our U.S.-based state and federal youth climate cases, including Juliana v. United States, we wanted to share with you some exciting developments in three of the global cases we support! MexicoWe have been working with Defensa Ambiental del Noroeste (a Mexican non-profit legal organization) since early 2019 in […]

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Hi! Like most people, my family has spent a LOT of time at home over the last several months (and will continue to for the foreseeable future). To stay busy, my husband and I decided to make some home improvements we’ve been putting off, and we decided to focus our efforts on water conservation measures. […]

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Dr. James Hansen has been a leading scientific voice on the urgency of climate action at least since June 1988, when he testified before the United States Congress that global heating threatened to destabilize Earth’s climate and create havoc for societies around the world. Three decades later, we are now seeing the projected impacts unfold […]

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Today we salute Roger Hallam, an extraordinary ‘global change maker.’ Roger was a small, successful organic farmer in Wales employing many people. His farm operations were devastated by climate disruption, so he leased out the land, instead becoming a full-time, unfunded climate/ecological activist. He is intelligent, well-educated, brave, forceful, clever, highly principled individual, not satisfied […]

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Researchers say “proforestation” policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere. Kate S. PetersenJan 19, 2021 HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, Mass.—Bob Leverett walked away from the trunk, looking up through the canopy, trying to get eyes on the crown. He crushed the thick pine needle duff with each step, […]

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In case you missed this honor for “one of our own” …. (two of our own, in fact). Chris Poehlmann and Rick Coates received well deserved recognition and an award for their many years of service. On behalf of the trees “Thanks Chris and Rick!”. Awards Happy 2021 … be safe, stay well.Rue

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Brock Dolman is a biologist and systems thinker. He is the co-founder of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center—one of the first permaculture education centers in North America. In this episode, Brock colorfully muralizes the concept of regenerative hydration. By connecting practices like rainwater, greywater, and fog harvesting, with conceptual tools like water budgets and unorthodox […]

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Chris; The EPA’s 12/15 webinar on “How’s My Waterway?” was recorded and is now available, below. Some takeaways: ~ provides a comprehensive view of (entire) watercourses and water quality (only point sources shown at this time);~ designed for public use, tool is user-friendly and works well on mobile devices;~ data has been pulled from community, […]

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By Walter MossA Life on Our Planet For over a decade I have been writing occasional articles for LA Progressive (LAP) relating to our environment, especially regarding climate change. Although I have tried to applaud those works, like Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, which attempt to illuminate a better path forward, most of the last decade’s […]

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Hi Ya’ll, I wanted to share with you this super interesting, thought-provoking, intriguing on competition vs., cooperation arguments and ultimately a deeper offering on the recognition of Forests as Wholes. It is a wonderful wide ranging biopic in many ways on the Bioneering work of Dr. Suzanne Simard. Several years ago I had the honor […]

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