Monday, April 24, 2017

Scientists Worldwide Speak Truth to Power



Tens of thousands of people celebrated Earth Day Saturday by taking to the streets in a historic day of action for science and truth. A massive March for Science took place in Washington, DC, and more than 600 sister marches took place in other cities around the world.
"We are marching today to remind people everywhere, our lawmakers especially, of the significance of science for our health and our prosperity," Bill Nye, honorary co-chair of the March for Science, told the crowd in DC.
Saturday's March for Science was the perfect launching pad to a week of action that will culminate in the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC, on April 29. As Ploy Achakulwisut, PhD Candidate in Atmospheric Science at Harvard University, put it, "the Science March is about respecting science, the People's Climate March is about acting on it."
The week of action, dubbed "From Truth to Justice: Earth Day to May Day 2017," will feature more than 50 events, including the launch of visionary clean energy legislation, a speak-out of the 21 young people suing the U.S. government, massive youth convergence, direct actions and more...

more: Scientists Worldwide Speak Truth to Power


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Arctic meltdown: Sea and land ice are cracking up at a record pace | ThinkProgress




The images from the Arctic ice death spiral are haunting.

The impacts will be terrifying.





Arctic meltdown: Sea and land ice are cracking up at a record pace | ThinkProgress

The top photo of Disko Bay, Greenland is titled “Broken Arches.” It’s by photographer Diane Tuff from her forthcoming book, “The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape.”

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

March for Science on April 22!





Why


Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack. Budget cuts, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk. It is time for people who support science to take a public stand and be counted.

What

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.

How


We are building a broad, nonpartisan, and diverse coalition of organizations and individuals who stand up for science. We are advocating for evidence-based policymaking, science education, research funding, and inclusive and accessible science. All with your support!*

Who

People who value science. Science advocates, science educators, scientists, and concerned citizens. More than 170 partner organizations and counting. And you!

Where

The National Mall in Washington, DC and 425+ satellite marches around the world. For DC, event details [here], and info on buses [here].

When

April 22nd, 2017. But that’s only the beginning…





March for Science on Facebook

March for Science and Earth Day Network Rally and March in DC (Facebook event page)


Friday, April 7, 2017

When Pixels Collide


Last weekend, a fascinating act in the history of humanity played out on Reddit... WATCH THIS!




For April Fool's Day, Reddit launched a little experiment. It gave its users, who are all anonymous, a blank canvas called Place.

The rules were simple. Each user could choose one pixel from 16 colors to place anywhere on the canvas. They could place as many pixels of as many colors as they wanted, but they had to wait a few minutes between placing each one.

Over the following 72 hours, what emerged was nothing short of miraculous. A collaborative artwork that shocked even its inventors.

From a single blank canvas, a couple simple rules and no plan, came this!

When Pixels Collide

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law | InterContinental Cry via Truthout


Cofan Indigenous leader Emergildo Criollo looks over an oil contaminated river near his home in northern Ecuador. (Photo: Caroline Bennett / Rainforest Action Network (flickr))

Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets, leading to powerful mobilizations like the gathering at Standing Rock. They have also taken to the courts, through the development of innovative legal ways of protecting nature. In Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, indigenous activism has helped spur the creation of a novel legal phenomenon -- the idea that nature itself can have rights.
The 2008 constitution of Ecuador was the first national constitution to establish rights of nature. In this legal paradigm shift, nature changed from being held as property to a rights-bearing entity.
Rights are typically given to actors who can claim them -- humans -- but they have expanded especially in recent years to non-human entities such as corporations, animals and the natural environment.
The notion that nature has rights is a huge conceptual advance in protecting the Earth. Prior to this framework, an environmental lawsuit could only be filed if a personal human injury was proven in connection to the environment. This can be quite difficult. Under Ecuadorian law, people can now sue on the ecosystem's behalf, without it being connected to a direct human injury.
The Kichwa notion of "Sumak Kawsay" or "buen vivir" in Spanish translates roughly to good living in English. It expresses the idea of harmonious, balanced living among people and nature. The idea centers on living "well" rather than "better" and thus rejects the capitalist logic of increasing accumulation and material improvement. In that sense, this model provides an alternative to the model of development, by instead prioritizing living sustainably with Pachamama, the Andean goddess of mother earth. Nature is conceived as part of the social fabric of life, rather than a resource to be exploited or as a tool of production…

more: The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law
by Kiana Herold
January 6, 2017



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tell Bank CEOs to Defund Keystone XL - Rainforest Action Network | #DefundKXL #NoKXL




The Trump Administration has approved the final federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. But we still have a chance to stop Keystone XL — if we get 21 banks to drop TransCanada, the company behind this disastrous tar sands pipeline.
We need you to show banks that we won’t tolerate threats to clean water, clean air, and Indigenous rights. Sign this petition to tell banks to drop TransCanada and Keystone XL! #DefundKXL #NoKXL


SIGN NOW: Tell Bank CEOs to Defund Keystone XL - Rainforest Action Network



Thursday, March 23, 2017

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AGENDA for the next adminstration 2017-2021 (PDF)

DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Defenders’ expectations for the incoming Trump administration’s environmental priorities.



A CALL TO ACTION

Defenders of Wildlife believes we all share a common interest in the protection of America’s spectacular wildlife and our great systems of public lands that offer endless opportunities for hiking, fishing, wildlife watching and other pursuits Americans value.

We will seek to work with the new administration to:
1. Protect and restore our endangered and threatened plants and wildlife.
2. Defend and responsibly manage our federal public lands.
3. Invest in responsible renewable energy development that minimizes impacts to wildlife.
4. Protect wildlife from the impacts of climate change.
5. Encourage initiatives by private landowners, states and tribes to conserve imperiled species and habitats.
6. Strengthen our role as an international leader in imperiled species conservation.
7. Help our youth and diverse and changing communities connect with our federal public lands and wildlife conservation heritage.
8. Maintain our commitment to conservation based on sound science.

These eight priorities are the core of the conservation agenda we propose to the next administration. Working together, we can prevent species extinction, safeguard and restore our wildlife and public lands and proudly uphold our conservation legacy for future generations.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thousands of underground gas bulges, formed by thawing permafrost, set to 'explode' in Siberia





Local Siberian media has reported that the very ground that people stand on is moving under their feet in the arctic regions of Siberia. Scientists have discovered 7000 gas filled bubbles according to the Siberian Times.  These, bulges or 'bulgunyakh' in the local Yakut language, were originally discovered last year by researchers in Siberia's remote Bely Island. At that time only 15 of these bubbles had been identified, but a survey in the wider region of the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas has revealed the massive number of 7000 which some scientists fear may explode at any time.
There is startling photo evidence in the Siberian Times article that is worth your time to see…

READ: Thousands of underground gas bulges, formed by thawing permafrost, set to 'explode' in Siberia


Current Action Alerts | Defenders of Wildlife


CURRENT ACTION ALERTS




WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AGENDA for the next adminstration 2017-2021 (PDF)
Defenders’ expectations for the incoming Trump administration’s environmental priorities.

GO >> Current Action Alerts | Defenders of Wildlife


Sunday, February 26, 2017

#RESIST :: It Won't Take Long, Ferron




They said some men would be warriors and some men would be kings
And some men would be owners of land and other man-made things
And false love as the eternal flame would move some to think in
rings
And gold would be our power and other foolish things
But you who dream of liberty must not yourselves be fooled
Before you get to plea for freedom, you've agreed to being ruled
If the body stays a shackle then the mind remains a chain
That'll link you to a destiny whereby all good souls are slain
And it won't take long, it won't take too long at all
It won't take long, and you may say
"What has that got to do with me" and I say,
"You mean to tell me that's all?"
Of three men in a desert wandering, one is knowing and two are
scared
They say time is in the river, but the river is not there
Dry in spirit dry in body two will lend themselves to death
And in grief one weeps into his hands and drinks his bitter
tears
'Cause it don't take long, it don't take too long at all
It don't take long, and you may say,
"I don't know what you're talking about, " and I say
"You mean to tell me that's all?"
And as I stand before you now, I am hopeful in my rage
You know love has finally called for me, I will not wilt upon
its stage
But still smaller than my nightmare now do I print upon the page
Do we have to live inside its walls to identify the cage?
'Cause it takes so long, why does it take so long,
But it takes so long, and you may say,
"I don't really care what you're talking about, " and I say,
"Are you trying to say you don't belong?"
I am my mother's daughter, but I have seen myself in you
It's this blessing that I follow now, and so I must speak true
I dreamed of thousands dying, it was you and you and you,
And while the city sleeps so quietly there is something we must
do
And it won't take long, it won't take too long at all,
It won't take long, and you may say,
"I don't know if I want to know what you're getting at, "
And it makes we want to say, "So long."
Because grief will come in measures, only grief alone will know
And you'll see it on your family, on your own face it will grow
And they'll try to keep you hungry, then they'll tell you to eat
snow
You know pride can be a moving thing if we learn the strength of
"NO!"
And it won't take long, it won't take too long at all,
It won't take long, and you may say,
"I don't think this has anything to do with me, "
"But did you ever think you could be wrong?"
At noon on one day coming, human strength will fill the streets
Of every city on our planet, hear the sound of angry feet
With business freezed up in the harbour, the kings will pull
upon their
hair
And the banks will shudder to a halt, and the artists will be
there
'Cause it won't take long, it won't take too long at all,
It won't take long, and you may say,
"I don't think I can be a part of that, " and it makes me want to
say,
"Don't you want to see yourself that strong?"
Division between the peoples will disappear that honoured day
And though oceans lie between us, lifted candles light the way
Half will join their hands by moonlight, the rest under a rising
sun
As underneath the sun and moon, a ritual'd wailing has begun
And it won't take long, it won't take too long at all,
It won't take long, and you may say,
"I don't know how to be a part of what you're talking about, "
and it makes
me want to say, "Come on!"
And beware you sagging diplomats, for you will not hear one gun
And though our homes be torn and ransacked we will not be undone
For as we let ourselves be bought, we're going to let ourselves
be free
And if you think we stand alone, look again and you will see:
We are children in the rafters, we are babies in the park,
We are lovers at the movies, we are candles in the dark,
We are changes in the weather, we are snowflakes in July,
We are women grown together, we are men who easily cry,
We are words not quickly spoken, we're the deeper side of try,
We are dreamers in the making, we are not afraid of "Why?"

Written by Ferron Foisy • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Golden Eagle :: "!!! an eagle was just in the giant oak by our patio … just as i posted the Oceti Sakowin Camp video" | Red Shouldered Hawks


whats more: "hawk chased the eagle" – inspired by this event




!!! an eagle was just in the giant oak by our patio - the hawks* which are nesting in a pine at the corner of the house had started calling. i looked out the window and saw a hawk landing in the tree, then noticed the gigantic eagle sitting about 40 feet away from my face. wow! ---- happened just as i posted the Oceti Sakowin Camp video (below) - I'll take it as a good sign. i will wander out back in a few minutes, but the hawks have now chased him/her off.



--- photos from Golden eagle - Wikipedia

* Red Shouldered Hawks – photos below

Honor The Earth's Oceti Sakowin Camp video –
"Armed police and military are now inside the Oceti Sakowin camp. Around 70 water protectors are still holding their ground."
wiki


(on Facebook) Robert Cherwink - !!! an eagle was just in the giant oak by our...

Golden Eagle –


The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes. Immature eagles of this species typically have white on the tail and often have white markings on the wings. Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and massive, sharp talons to snatch up a variety of prey (mainly hares, rabbits, marmots and other ground squirrels)…


Golden Eagles are widespread! – they are found across the entire Northern Hemisphere! - there are many subspeicies


Subadult, note white in tail (like i have seen here previously)


Red Shouldered Hawks –

The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is deforestation…





Stop Telling Us To Be Terrified. We Should Be Pissed. #RESIST – "Fear makes us freeze. Anger makes us fight back."




Fear makes us freeze. Anger makes us fight back.

Plain old fear isn’t enough anymore, apparently. Since the election, dozens of headlines and essays have urged us to be terrified about the administration of Donald Trump. A partial list of things that you must be terrified about includes: Steve Bannon's influence, Trump’s unhinged optimism, Trump’s utter incompetence, Trump’s Cabinet picks, Trump, himself, just in general, and most of his actions since taking office, Trump’s impact on climate-change, Trump and the GOP’s plan to repeal Obamacare, the implications of Trump’s policies for women and his treatment of the press. One piece called Trump’s behavior not only terrifying but “petrifying,” which literally means fear so acute that it creates paralysis…

more: Stop Telling Us To Be Terrified. We Should Be Pissed. - In These Times

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action - The Washington Post



President Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at curtailing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures.
While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity even when those activities collide with some environmental safeguards. Individuals familiar with the proposals asked for anonymity to describe them in advance of their announcement, which could come as soon as this week...

more: Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action - The Washington Post


You Can Now Access The EPA Website As It Existed Before Trump | Co.Exist | ideas impact




Should sections of the Environmental Protection Agency's website go the way of the civil rights and climate-change pages of the White House website—in other words, disappear—the agency is prepared. Even if Donald Trump takes the whole EPA site offline, a mirror copy of the website exists online, and it reflects the way the site looked the day before Donald Trump took power.
"The Web Snapshot consists of static content, such as web pages and reports in Portable Document Format (PDF), as that content appeared on EPA's website as of January 19, 2017," according to a statement on the mirror site. Live databases and large information sources are not mirrored, so if you want those, you should grab them from the regular EPA site right now; the mirror site provides links...

more: You Can Now Access The EPA Website As It Existed Before Trump | Co.Exist | ideas impact


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

President Trump Is A Master Of The ‘Gish Gallop’ Method And It’s Making Us All Crazy | GOOD



It’s understandable for heads to spin as President Donald Trump ushers in a “post-truth” era. Despite new technology making it easier than ever to hunt down the facts, we’re finding it increasingly difficult to sift out sly deceits and distill credible information. We’re finding ourselves overwhelmed by the new administration’s lies—both big and small. But don’t feel defeated just yet. This tactic of fatiguing the public with falsehoods has been used before, and more importantly, it has been overcome...
read: President Trump Is A Master Of The ‘Gish Gallop’ Method And It’s Making Us All Crazy | GOOD

see also –

what next: 10 steps to deal with our so-called president and take back our democratic government

and Underneath The Mask of a Narcissist – Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse

10 steps to deal with our so-called president and take back our democratic government


Bernice King posted on her Be A King’s Facebook page '10 steps to deal with (this president) and take back our democratic government'. She passed on this wise advice. I'll pass it on to those who espouse similar ideals:

1. Don’t use his name; EVER (45 will do)

2. Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone;

3. Do not argue with those who support him–it doesn’t work;

4. Focus on his policies, not his orange-ness and mental state;

5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow;

6. No more helpless/hopeless talk;

7. Support artists and the arts;

8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it;

9. Take care of yourselves; and

10. Resist!


Then, Bernice also offered this wisdom on her Facebook page:

‘Keep demonstrations peaceful. In the words of John Lennon, “When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight! Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”

‘When you post or talk about him, don’t assign his actions to him, assign them to “The Republican Administration,” or “The Republicans.” This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don’t like; he will not get the focus of attention he craves; Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections.’


UNDERNEATH THE MASK OF A NARCISSIST | #RESIST

::: remind you of anyone?


UNDERNEATH THE MASK OF A NARCISSIST

1.  Is a person who will never hold themselves accountable for anything untoward.  They will shift the blame onto others and never take responsibility for their bad behaviour.  Their failures are always someone else’s fault.  Never let someone blame you for a mistake you didn’t make.

2.  Is a person who manipulates others into behaving and thinking as they deem fit.  They cause chaos where once there was none, and pit people against each other.  They will twist words, sometimes a hint of truth brewed with lies and stirred well.

3.  Is a person who will try to isolate you from your friends and your family.  They don’t want anyone else to be the focus of your attention.  They want you all to themselves, without a support network.  By causing rifts in friendships and family, when the relationship crumbles,  who will you turn to?  In their minds they know that you will think twice about leaving if your friends and family are long gone.

4.  Is a control freak…  Someone who wants everything on their terms, no matter what the cost.  It’s their way or the highway.  Their point of view is and must be correct.  They are ruthless, often cruel in achieving their goals.

5.  Is someone who lacks empathy.  Underneath the fake exterior lies a heart as cold as ice.  They are unabYou'll see them for who they arele or refuse to put themselves in another’s shoes.  They don’t care if they hurt you, their children, their parents, anyone, as long as they don’t get hurt themselves.  If someone gets hurt, that’s ok, they deserved it.

6.  Is someone who wants to keep you financially dependent on them.  If you don’t have money or an income, how can you leave?

7.  Is someone who is a pathological liar.  They are convincing and accomplished liars making up lies faster than you can question them.

8.  Is a high flyer..  Someone who will make sure they get to the top and doesn’t care who they trample on to get there.  They will lie, deceive, backstab, exploit and fake their own achievements to get the desired result.  If you happen to be in the way of their goals, don’t be surprised if your character is assassinated or you are blamed for things you did not do.

9.  Is a vindictive bully.  Someone who will gossip, lie and slander their target without mercy.

10. Is someone with low self esteem.  Despite what they often portray, someone who is full of self-confidence, this is someone  who is extremely jealous of your popularity.  They will take on your mannerisms to become just like you while destroying your reputation in the process.

11.  Is someone who appears to be very charismatic when you meet them initially.  The longer you know a narcissist, the less likely you are to be fooled by that false persona.

12.  Is someone who has promised you the world but fails to deliver.  Their promises mean nothing.  They will promise anything to ensure their demands are met.  Once they achieve what they set out to achieve, they will deny ever having made them.

13.  Is someone who fears abandonment.  By doing so, they will reject first to put themselves in control of the situation.

14.  Is someone who will refuse to acknowledge your very existence as a result of some perceived slight in order to gain power and control.  The silent treatment is one of the most severe forms of emotional abuse causing the target to doubt their self worth, often described as mental murder.

15.  Is someone who lacks self control.  A narcissist will  often overreact and display uncontrollable rage not unlike childish tantrums one would expect to see from a five year old child.  Their rage may be fuelled by something as little as a contrary view point.

16.  Is someone who needs to be admired… Their puffed up self-image needs feeding.  A narcissist needs admiration and attention like a drug addict needs supply.

17.  Is someone who will push you to your limits to get a reaction.  When you react they will try to make you appear out of control and they play the victim card.

18.  Is some one who believes that the rules don’t apply to them.  They are risk takers believing that they are above the law and won’t get caught.

19.  Is someone who is arrogant, thriving off the admiration of others.  They will flaunt their wealth, their accomplishments, real or imagined, in order to boost their fragile ego.

20.  Is someone who is lacking in morality yet will be the first to judge the moral standards of others.

21.  Is someone who will never be satisfied.  They will become bored and want more.  The perfect, wife, husband, children, house…. None of it will ever be enough.

22.  Is someone who is highly reactive to the slightest form of criticism.

23.  Is someone who projects onto others behaviours that they can’t or won’t accept in themselves.  A narcissist has a strong desire to conceal their weaknesses and  not face up to their own inadequacies.

24.  Is someone who may apologise but unless there is something in it for them, the apology is just empty words which means nothing.

25.  Is someone who may promise to change their behaviour which is basically changing who they are, their very personality…  The question must be… Is that possible?

A true narcissist will put a tremendous amount of effort into the creation of an effigy,  which when viewed by others signifies something wholesomely good,  a beacon to draw attention.  In reality this closely resembles the moth to the flame.


FOUND THIS IN THE FACEBOOK GROUP: “Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse

Written by Anne McCrea
http://narcissisticandemotionalabuse.co.uk/?p=99


see also –

what next: 10 steps to deal with our so-called president and take back our democratic government

what next: President Trump Is A Master Of The ‘Gish Gallop’ Method And It’s Making Us All Crazy | GOOD

Monday, February 13, 2017

Bernie Sanders calls Trump a ‘pathological liar’; Al Franken says ‘a few’ Republicans think Trump is mentally ill - The Washington Post


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday called President Trump a “pathological liar,” while Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) reiterated that “a few” Republican senators are concerned about the president’s mental health.
The strong words from two high-profile senators came as Democrats attacked Trump’s travel ban and said that members of his administration should be investigated or have security clearances suspended for recent comments or conversations with Russian officials.

Sanders made the charge on NBC’s “Meet the Press” as he attacked Trump’s travel ban — which faces a federal court challenge — and Republican plans to revamp the Affordable Care Act.
“We have a president who is delusional in many respects, a pathological liar,” Sanders said.
“Those are strong words,” moderator Chuck Todd interjected while asking Sanders whether he can work with a liar.
“It makes life very difficult. It is very harsh, but I think that’s the truth,” Sanders replied. “When somebody goes before you and says that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally … nobody believes that. There is not a scintilla of evidence to believe that, what would you call that remark? It’s a lie. It’s a delusion...”

more: Bernie Sanders calls Trump a ‘pathological liar’; Al Franken says ‘a few’ Republicans think Trump is mentally ill - The Washington Post

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Trump administration delays listing of rusty patched bumblebee as endangered


Bombus affinis. Photo by USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared that it was placing the rusty patched bumblebee on the U.S. endangered species list.

The listing would have taken effect today, making this nearly extinct bumblebee the very first bumblebee species to be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) would also have been the first wild bee species to be declared endangered in the continental U.S.

Now, thanks to an executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump, the listing has been delayed.

The bumblebee was declared endangered during Barack Obama’s last days as the president. On January 20, however, the Trump administration placed a freeze on any rules that have been issued by the Obama administration but haven’t taken effect yet.

Following this order, the FWS announced Thursday that it was postponing the bumblebee’s listing date to March 21.

“In accordance with a January 20, 2017, memo from the White House, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are delaying the effective date of a rule we published on January 11, 2017,” the FWS said. “The effective date of the rule that published on January 11, 2017, at 82 FR 3186, is delayed from February 10, 2017, to March 21, 2017.”

more: Trump administration delays listing of rusty patched bumblebee as endangered


Judge to FDA: The Government Must Pull Aside Curtain on GE Salmon | Earthjustice



Recently, a U.S. District Court judge took the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to task for withholding government documents related to the agency’s approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon. The judge’s decision is a big win for public transparency, but it’s also a small step toward finally doing a proper evaluation of the risks posed by GE animals—which could one day end up on our dinner plates...

read: Judge to FDA: The Government Must Pull Aside Curtain on GE Salmon | Earthjustice

Monday, February 6, 2017

URGENT !! ::: need funds in order to preserve services




to anyone who could help out, it would be much appreciated! <3
please help me keep my website online. $311 needed ASAP "by January 6!”
– this is the portal to my blogs and newspapers, "whats next” (eco news) - #RCDaily #eco, and “whatsup" (#nonukes)- #OccupyNuclear#OcNukeDaily#OcNuke (and more!)*


– please note that i do not do any of these for profit or personal gain, but as educational services providing activist tools.


* these are largely on hold right now due to my medical condition, but we want to keep them up and available! - any amount will help. thank you :)

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#RESIST :: the fight is on! petitions on Facebook




there are some #petition links in the comments on Facebook HERE



It may sound complicated, but really, it’s simple—if you add carbon emissions to seawater, the ocean turns more acidic. Ocean acidification is happening. We can’t sit back and watch politics harm our coastal communities...

TAKEACTION.OCEANCONSERVANCY.ORG

 Environmental Defense Fund
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display...
#environment #endangered #wildlife #biodiversity#ecology


This is, quite simply, a disaster for wildlife. But you can help stop it.
SECURE2.EDF.ORG
Environmental Defense Fund –
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display...
#environment #endangered #wildlife #biodiversity#ecology


Pledge of Resistance to Donald Trump's Assault on America's Environment, Democracy and Civil Rights

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/.../common/public/......See More



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via Earthjustice


Senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming yesterday introduced the “War on Wolves Act,” a…
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Add your name to ask Senators Sanders and McCain to organize a movement to unite Congress in impeaching Donald Trump before he does any more illegal or damaging acts to harm our country.
https://actionsprout.io/40C740/initial


Enough is enough! It's time for Democrats and Republicans to unite against Trump, before he destroys…
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Over 5OO,OOO grassroots Democrats have signed on to stand against Betsy DeVos.
And now, Democratic Senators are protesting her nomination for the next 24 hours!
We must stay persistent. Will you help us hit 1 million signatures?...See More


Block Trump's Climate Chaos Agenda

#NoKXL #NoDAPL #eco #climate...See More


Don't Let Congress Put Oil And Gas Above Your Interests
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Together, we worked to put in place first-ever limits on the dangerous climate pollution that the oil and gas industry is leaking, venting, and flaring on our public and tribal lands. Now, all of that is at risk.
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Tell the Senate: Trump's EPA Pick Endangers Eco Protections
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&id=2866...


 #ImpeachTrumpNow – Sign Here to Impeach Donald Trump Now >>> https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org/


From the moment he assumed the office, President Donald Trump has been in direct violation of the US…
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Demand Recall Option In National Election For President Through A Referendum Vote!
https://www.change.org/.../us-senate-us-house-of...


Here is a quick and easy way to ease what Americans say is their growing anxiety over a Trump presidency. Just give Americans the option to recall via a national referendum any sitting president they clearly believe is taking the country in a wrong or dangerous direction or consistently violating th...
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Tell Congress: Stop Bannon's national security takeover http://petitions.moveon.org/s/QvwIUU @moveon #StopPresidentBannon


Join The #ImpeachTrumpNow Campaign To Dump Trump
http://www.vibe.com/2017/01/impeach-trump-campaign/...


Sick of hearing only about climate action attacks, and no progress? Tell your Representative you’re done with words and obstructions—and you expect action.
https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display...


Do not weaken environmental protections for national parks to allow for dangerous and wasteful drilling.
https://forcechange.com/.../protect-americas-national.../


We need an EPA head who will take environmental protection seriously. Add your name to tell the Senate: Reject Scott Pruitt for EPA!
http://petitions.signforgood.com/stoppruitt?


We need an EPA head who will take environmental protection seriously. Add your name to tell the Senate: Reject Scott Pruitt for EPA!
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