By Martin Wisckol | mwisckol@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: November 17, 2021 Guidelines for how cities and local agencies should adapt roads, railways and water systems to accommodate rising seas were unanimously approved Wednesday by the state Coastal Commission. The 230-page document sets a controversial benchmark by urging communities to prepare for the Pacific Ocean […]

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Blaine Cook, a retired U.S. Forest Service forest management scientist, is seen walking through a logging site in the Black Hills National Forest, on July 14, 2021, near Custer City, S.D. Cook said his monitoring work last decade showed too many trees were being cut from the forest. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown) By MATTHEW BROWN September […]

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Tool Kit for Action (ACT NOW-deadline Nov 2 & 3) Background: Farmworkers and environmental justice advocates have been calling for an Advance Pesticide Notification or “warning” system for years. (aka-Notice of Intent to spray NOI). Communities need to close windows and bring children indoors if pesticides are being sprayed. They can drift for miles and […]

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I recently steeled myself to take a good look at the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Prepared by hundreds of volunteer scientists from around the world, its findings are dire. Our world is on track to exceed Paris Agreement limits, ensuring a rising toll on human life and wildlife. We still have time […]

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To All, Your Representative and Senators need to hear from you today. Congress is debating a critical bill that would make historic investments in our water, the fight against climate change, and our social safety net. The provisions in this bill are far reaching and will impact all of us. We can’t miss this opportunity. […]

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Tiffany Duong Aug. 26 Rock climber Alex Honnold joins Ando in advocating for sustainable banking. Ando World-renowned rock climber Alex Honnold, famous for his free ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan’s 3,000-foot sheer rock face in Free Solo, has found his next “mountainous” challenge: the climate crisis. The athlete, who is a life-long environmentalist, has partnered […]

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Friends and Supporters, In a damning new expose, James Gustave Speth – former Chair of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality during the Carter Administration and an expert witness in Juliana v. U.S. – proves that presidential administrations from Carter to Trump possessed conclusive data on the apocalyptic approach of a climate crisis caused by […]

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BY MICHAEL E. MANN AUGUST 6, 2021 9:15 AM EDTMichael E. Mann is distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He is author of the recently released book, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet. The bipartisan infrastructure package being negotiated […]

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A Montana judge ruled that the constitutional climate lawsuit brought by 16 Montana youth must proceed to trial on the young people’s claims that the Montana government is unconstitutionally contributing to the climate crisis! This historic decision by District Court Judge Kathy Seeley means that the youth plaintiffs in Held v. State of Montana will […]

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Your Tires Are Killing Salmon by Peter Corn on December 7, 2020 “Car lovers are regularly faced with the fact that fossil fuels are bad for the environment. Certain states have implemented emissions regulations to help mitigate this problem, but we just have to deal with it one way or another. Luckily the advent of […]

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XR Earth Fast: It’s Now or Never! 28 AUGUST | Global On 28th August 2021, XR Earth Fast will start in camps around the world. Rebels will be fasting for different lengths of time – from a couple of days to indefinite fasts until our demands are met – inspired by the Tibetan Hunger Strike […]

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Make Your Voice Heard Before COP26! Letters to the Earth are gathering your messages for a better future. Download letter writing toolkits to take to your schools and communities, filled with creative prompts, nature connection activities and educational materials. The campaign will bring your messages to life and share them with people around the world. […]

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To All, Please advocate for the Southern California Steelhead to be listed as an endangered species. There is a letter below that was sent that you can model after or do your own. Write to the California Fish & Wildlife at: Jonathan.nelson@wildlife.ca.gov As a stream restoration volunteer, the listing of this species as endangered of […]

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David Knowles·Senior EditorJune 23, 2021 A draft report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that unless drastic and immediate action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising further, life on earth is poised for a catastrophic reckoning.  The 4,000-page draft, a copy of which was […]

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Hello All, The Aquatic Pesticide Application Plan (APAP) from the Woodridge Mutual Water and Property Owners Corp., for coverage under the Statewide General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Residual Aquatic Pesticide Discharges to Waters of the United States from Algae and Aquatic Weed Control Applications, Water Quality Order 2013-0002-DWQ, is available for review […]

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One of the most important videos on fluoride and fluoridation — at least over the past year or so — is an hour-long presentation and Q&A from this past March, hosted by the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. The presentation is by Professor Christine Till, PhD on her landmark studies looking at fetal and infant fluoride […]

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Built on the powerful Wellntel Water Data Cloud, WaterDrop allows anyone to explore water data, study water balance anywhere in US, or build a sustainability plan where they live. With WaterDrop, you can explore water inputs, like rain and snowfall; you can study the condition of the water supply, like groundwater level and reserves; and, […]

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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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