‘Lights Are Flashing Red’ “We should care deeply about the unraveling of natural systems because these same resources sustain human life,” said the World Wildlife Fund’s global chief scientist. Jake Johnson October 13, 2022 A sweeping report published Thursday by one of the world’s largest conservation groups finds that Earth’s vertebrate animal populations experienced an […]

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This is often a very good symposium and worth the day. Check the topic and speaker list to find out if it is relevant to your interests. Feel free to forward this to anyone you think may be interested. Rue

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A massive red tide and thousands of dead fish washing up across shorelines have cast light on a threat to the Bay that’s usually invisible: nutrient pollution.  While nutrients sound like a good thing, excessive phosphorus and nitrogen – combined with warm sunny weather and stagnant water flows – provide ideal conditions for many types […]

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The annual NGO Collaborative conference (in person and zoom/remote) is coming up and agenda planning is underway. Here’s the link to register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-ngo-groundwater-collaborative-convening-tickets-404278185937. The “Intended Outcomes” are:  Gain new skills and resources to aid in sustainable groundwater management engagement moving forward; Share experiences & outcomes with advocates from across the state; Strategize how best to engage […]

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f you are interested in reading Dr. Hale’s article in Environmental Science & Technology Letters, Durable Plastic Goods: A Source of Microplastics and Chemical Additives in the Built and Natural Environments, contact Dr. Hale at Hale@vims.edu for a complimentary copy. This article examines the ways durable plastics (e.g. indoor home furnishings, electrical devices, and textiles) are contributing to the […]

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Dear Friends, The next status hearing for our federal TSCA lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to end the use of fluoridation chemicals was originally scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday, September 20th, but has again been rescheduled by the Court. While I suspect that you are as frustrated as all of us here […]

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Well Standards DWR Bulletin 74 sets the minimum standards for water, monitoring, cathodic protection, and geothermal heat exchange wells, with the purpose of protecting California’s groundwater quality. Local jurisdictions have the authority to adopt standards which meet or exceed the Bulletin 74 standards. Well standards are administered and enforced at the local level. The process, […]

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Dear workshop participants, We are now almost 2 months from the start of the 2nd National Workshop on Marine eDNA! It is shaping up to be a great meeting, and we wanted to encourage you all to register and finalize your travel arrangements if you haven’t done so already. Providing some information below to help you plan your trip. Agenda: […]

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New research links the amount of carbon dioxide taken in by land ecosystems, such as forests, to the availability of water, which is in short supply during droughts.  Our climate is rapidly warming with rising temperatures affecting the physical environments that support entire ecosystems. Humans [2] and animal species [3] both face daunting challenges for […]

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Join Rogue Riverkeeper in taking action for the Rogue River by attending an upcoming public hearing!  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites the public to participate in a virtual public hearing on June 30th at 6:00PM to discuss the impacts of dredging at 42 locations on the Rogue River.  RogueJets Inc., also known as Jerry’s […]

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    California Water Quality Monitoring Council___________________________________________________________________________The California Water Boards and the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) will be co-hosting a three-day statewide summit on bacteria from September 14 – 16, 2022, likely at the CalEPA building in Sacramento (pending applicable COVID restrictions in place at that time).  The purpose of the summit will be to identify the priority technical and regulatory actions needed […]

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Hello All, The Aquatic Pesticide Application Plan (APAP) from the Reclamation District 70, 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 on the State Water Resources […]

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California River Watch wrote comments on considering hexavalent chromium levels in drinking water in a workshop given by the state. There are toxic levels considered by the state that also takes in the “economic feasibility” to reduce safe levels. CRW advocates for the safest levels. CRW Comments on CA’s Hexavalent Chromium

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Hello All, The Aquatic Pesticide Application Plan (APAP) from the Central California Irrigation District, 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 on the State Water […]

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As of late, Steven Donziger has been championed as an environmentalist unfairly imprisoned by Chevron. His arrest and conviction were clearly bought and paid for. Below are the key highlights of the story. What happened to Donziger could have happened to the most innocent and law-abiding lawyer. This is what it’s like to be a […]

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El Cap, Yosemite National Park. Free te use under the Unsplash License.

February 25, 2022 Panama City, Panama: On February 24, 2022, Laurentino Cortizo, President of Panama, signed http://files.harmonywithnatureun.org/uploads/upload1168.pdf. Panama now joins a number of countries who recognize the Rights of Nature at the national level. The list also includes Bolivia, which passed the Law of the Rights of Mother Earth (071) in 2010 and Law of […]

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Would Build Back Better Burn Billion$?How federal and state climate policies subsidize corporate greenwashing  Wednesday, March 9 at 3 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Eastern Click here to register. This panel was preceded by Hoodwinked in the Hothouse I: Examining False Corporate Schemes being advanced through the Paris Agreement and by Hoodwinked in the […]

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Registration for the 2022 CA Water Law Symposium is finally open:  https://www.waterlawsymposium.org/registration-form.htmlI’ve attended this one way or another for many, many years – even been a guest speaker, and it is always worthwhile.  I hope to get there in person this year.   Rue

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Status of the U.K. Fluoridation Mandate Proposal The Health and Care Bill includes two clauses (147 and 148) that would take authority for fluoridation away from local authorities and give it to the central government, which would amount to mandatory fluoridation for the UK. It has already been approved by the House of Commons, and […]

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In connection with a new youth-led petition for rulemaking to secure 100% renewable energy in Florida, which is supported by Our Children’s Trust, we are excited to invite you to a live online event. Join us on January 5th to stand in solidarity with Florida youth as they file their petition calling for 100% renewable […]

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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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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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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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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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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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