According to the national organization, Climate Mobilization: Petaluma, California 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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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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This means unions and the climate movement need to be bold and step up the pressure on all parties for serious climate action.

Climate scientists now believe their predictions about the rate of the global temperature increase have been too conservative, and stronger and more decisive action is needed to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.

In this context, putting the emphasis on net zero emissions by 2050 simply helps the conservative parties, which are not moving away from their fossil fuel mates because the political pressure for change is not great enough. […]

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During his campaign, president-elect Joe Biden declared climate change the “number one issue facing humanity” and vowed a national transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy that he said would create millions of new jobs. Now the question is – will he follow through?The last Democratic president, Barack Obama, had a mixed environmental record. He […]

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Hi all,I listened to the last, great zoom meeting which set my brain ablaze with a year’s worth of mulling things over. Overall I think we need to zoom way out for a bit then come back in to the details of ‘now what!’ One of the zoomed out pictures I encountered was that 99% […]

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Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided.By Fen Montaigne • October 15, 2019William Moomaw has had a distinguished career as […]

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The Climate Crisis is Setting the State on Fire ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. After freak lightning strikes torched Northern California but before the inferno of Labor Day weekend had begun, a friend called to talk, like you do when the world is turning to crap and nothing is stable […]

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Jack Miles, a Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur “genius” award-winning author, was a contributor to the University of California’s “Bending the Curve” report on climate stability. His forthcoming book is “God in the Koran” (Alfred A. Knopf 2018). According to former U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, we have only three years left in which to “bend […]

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First, it’s past time we see that there is NOTHING sustainable about Industrial forestry – not environmentally, economically or socially. Let me elaborate with comments and questions. Industrial forestry management is predicated upon the totally mistaken premise – we can ‘improve’ Nature. We can’t! We can only live in harmony with all her evolutionary, symbiotic, […]

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by Elizabeth WeilSept. 9, 2020Gabe Huck, a member of the San Benito Monterey Cal Fire crew, fights the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California, on Sunday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo) ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published.Two weeks ago, after […]

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Brad ZarnettMar 11 · We always knew that climate change was going to be painful… The air over China before and after the country went into lockdown in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Something changed recently when I saw a map comparing the air over China before and after the country went into […]

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