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Barry Commoner (1917-2012)
2013-01-14 5:43 AM
The economic theory of socialism does not demand an unlimited growth. The capitalist agrarian economy and industry wear out the two exclusive sources of wealth: the earth and workers. Capitalist accumulation and the finite earth are in contradiction. (text/plain)
Mega-developer H. Whittemore Remains Under Indictment for FEC Violations
Lobbying Dems and Repubs
2013-01-07 3:14 PM
In new documents, government lawyers challenged embattled developer Harvey Whittemore’s claims that the federal charges against him for allegedly making illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should be thrown out. (text/plain)
Brazil: Structural changes on the way
Emilio José Lemos de Lima
2013-01-03 5:03 PM
She also studies rebuilding the soil, flora, fauna and rainfall in semi-arid areas (see map!), Home to 18 million Brazilians and it occupies nearly one million square kilometers.This reconstruction will take place at very low cost, without engineering works, but supported on the natural succession of species, according to a technique called Agroforestry Regenerative Analog System (ARAS), developed and disseminated in Brazil by swiss citizen Ernst Götsch, who is in full activity. (image/jpeg)
BLM Support of SNWA Pipeline is "Pure Folly"
Owens Valley Water Grab Repeated
2013-01-02 12:53 PM
The decision last week by the BLM to support the SNWA pipeline shows their disregard for science and inability to protect species that are under their watch. The developers who plan projects like Coyote Springs 50 miles north of Las Vegas are dependent upon this pipeline, NOT Las Vegas. Just more hype so that some developers (Whittemore/Seeno/etc...) can profit at the expense of the desert spring ecosystems in Snake and Spring Valleys. There isn't enough water in these aquifers to support the suburban sprawl of Coyote Springs 100,000 homes, golf courses, etc...
Solar-Powered Xmas Lights in NELA
2012-12-24 6:51 PM
Description and pictures of holiday lights powered by a solar panel. (image/jpeg)
LADWP pulls leases under dry lake air monitors
2012-12-11 1:13 PM
They’re still doing it. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has, for decades, used its land ownership to manipulate life in the Owens Valley. The latest DWP maneuver cancels leases for land under three of the Air Pollution Control District’s Owens Dry Lake air monitors. LADWP doesn’t like what the air monitors are showing.
On Typhoon Bhopa and the Doha Conference
Akbayan, PLM, Asia Social Movements Assembly
2012-12-11 4:44 AM
Typhoon Bhopa (Philippine name Pablo) have resulted to a total number of 647 casualties, with another 1,842 people injured, and 780 missing.
Why UN Climate Agreements Fail
2012-12-04 6:18 AM
History will undoubtedly deliver the harshest condemnations of the UN climate talks currently underway in Doha, Qatar. But the conference was laughable before it began; the inept “goals” of the talks stand in tragic-comic opposition to what we already know about climate change — that the climate has already changed in profound ways and its trajectory spells doom for civilization if drastic, coordinated steps are not taken in the immediate future. (text/plain + 1 comment)
Environmental Activist Murdered in Mexico
2012-11-29 4:21 PM
Environmental Activist killed by Mexican drug cartels and Co. (text/plain + 1 comment)
California Safe Schools Receives 2012 WebMD Hero Award
California Safe Schools
2012-11-27 12:57 PM
Children's Environmental Health & Environmental Justice Champion Honored for Overcoming a Medical Challenge, and then Giving Back. (text/plain)
World Bank’s call for slowing global warming ignores own role
2012-11-21 12:54 PM
The World Bank is a key organization in the concatenation of processes that has brought the world to the brink of catastrophic climate change. To issue a report on the likely future destruction to be wrought by global warming without acknowledging its own role is beyond chutzpah.
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Hurricane Sandy's Austerity Lessons
2012-11-20 5:19 PM
While surely unintentional, this natural disaster has afforded those affected by it a small taste of how countless others around the rest of the world live – and many not just during a crisis, but on a regular basis. (image/jpeg)
CNRWA Held Great Basin Water Forum 2012 in Carson City, NV
Great Basin Water Network
2012-11-14 2:43 PM
The Central Nevada Regional Water Authority held the Great Basin Water Forum on 11/13 in Carson City, NV to discuss ways to protect groundwater from being exported by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) via a 200 mile long pipeline against the wishes of locals and despite warnings of aquifer ecosystem collapse by many scientists.
Du Larzac à Notre-Dame-des-Landes
2012-11-13 2:33 AM
Quand la société spectaculaire marchande techno-industrielle, teste les populations... (text/plain)
Filipinos slams US over toxic dumping; renews call for abrogation of VFA
Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
2012-11-11 3:10 AM
'Not the trash bin of a superpower': Philippine solons, groups denounce U.S. toxic waste dumping in Subic
Paraphysique des enfants du paradis
2012-11-09 10:55 AM
Quand la vie se fait théâtre... (text/plain)
Paraphysique de l'hologramme
2012-11-05 2:09 AM
La singularité de l'hologramme est l'hologramme de la singularité... (text/plain)
TransCanada, shocking critics, wins Nobel prize for unique climate change policies
2012-10-25 3:29 PM
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Canadian oil giant TransCanada for its innovative public policies on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly it's recent public partnerships with community members in Texas. (image/jpeg + 4 comments)
The Michael Slate Show
2012-10-24 3:21 AM
Dr. Alex Rogers, Scientific Director of the International Program on the State of the Ocean, discusses the rapidly increasing acidification of the oceans and the immense dangers that poses for humanity and the planet in the very near future.
In an excerpt from the talk Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible and What It's All About, Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, talks about how Capitalists are not fit caretakers of the earth.
James Cavallaro. Stanford International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, discusses the truth about US drone warfare against the people of Pakistan - especially under the Obama regime - and the report he co-authored with the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law titled "Living Under Drones."
United Voices of Pomona Demands Mayor's Resignation
Rockero, photos by Tony Hoang
2012-10-20 3:26 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012<br>
POMONA - The community organization United Voices of Pomona continued its protest against the approved waste transfer station, and added to its demands the mayor's resignation. The Los Angeles district attorney filed charges filed against one of Mayor Rothman's donors, alleging that Alfredo Solis, the owner of Western Recycling, had laundered $15,000 in contributions to Rothman's 2008 mayoral campaign through acquaintances.<sup>1</sup> This latest scandal propelled the United Voices to demand Rothman's resignation, declaring, "we don't want trash money running our city." (image/jpeg)
Climate Change Policy Gap Between USA and Europe Grows, as Norway Sets New Carbon Tax
2012-10-18 5:32 AM
Ignored in the Presidential debates -- climate change policies in the USA and Europe are diverting - wildly. Norway just set a new national carbon tax, while the US House of Representatives recently voted to ban CO2 regulations. Like we live on different planets. (text/plain + 1 comment)
Spring Snails Survival Threatened by SNWA Pipeline
Great Basin EF!
2012-10-09 1:57 PM
The spring snails of the Great Basin region are threatened by construction of the SNWA pipeline to Las Vegas. Spring snails are vital as primary consumer herbivores to reduce algae and thereby prevent eutrophication, also being the base of the trophic food web pyramid that supports trout, eagles and humans. Spring snails should be protected under ESA and are more valuable than golf courses and sprawl development north of Las Vegas.
We were wrong to think the environment could wait
2012-09-22 6:10 AM
Amy Hall meets outspoken Filipino campaigner Lidy Nacpil, who shares her thoughts on floods, solidarity and ramming home the climate-change message.
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New Research Links Climate Science Denial To Conspiracy Theories
2012-09-20 4:48 PM
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Western Australia (UWA), is about to publish research which shows that a strong indicator of the rejection of climate science is a willingness to accept conspiracy theories.
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Goshute Tribes Fight SNWA Pipeline to Vegas
Indian Country Today Staff
2012-09-19 3:30 PM
The clock is ticking on the 60-day review period for the environmental assessment report on a controversial water pipeline along the Nevada-Utah border that the Goshute Confederated Tribes say would draw down their own water supplies and impede economic development as well as compromise sacred sites. The eight-foot-diameter pipeline would carry water 300 miles from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas, pumping about 84,000 acre-feet of water annually from Goshute and other tribal lands.
All for a freebie
2012-09-17 5:17 PM
Yesterday, September 16, hundreds of people were at El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Monument. They celebrated Mexican Independence Day. (image/jpeg + 2 comments)
San Onofre doesn't have to become our Fukushima
2012-08-28 5:04 PM
What went wrong at San Onofre last January is a classic tale of the abuse of power. San Onofre should be decommissioned (dismantled). It should never be allowed to restart. (text/plain + 8 comments)
Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees
2012-08-25 8:04 PM
Over the strong objection of constituents, Eric Garcetti (district 13) approved a rezoning of land, part of a wildlife corridor in Echo Park-Elysian Park, from three to 15 houses and gave developers special permission to cut down 40 protected trees. Garcetti's environmental legacy also includes siding with developer Ralph Horowitz and Councilwoman Jan Perry regarding the South Central Farm. Twenty years ago, another pro-development Councilmember, Michael Woo, ran for Mayor--as Garcetti is now doing--but was opposed by a formidable group called Citizens for Anyone but Woo. Hopefully 2012/2013 will see Anyone but Garcetti. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)
Hotter than the Dust Bowl, but not hot enough for denialists
2012-08-23 3:11 PM
The only plausible explanation for global warming is human activity. So we should ask the obvious question: Who profits from the activity that causes global warming and who funds the anti-science global-warming denialist groups?
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Going Viral: Moors' Law for Oil says $7 a gallon gasoline in '17
2012-08-20 4:03 PM
Moore's Law for transistor count is ending, but now there's Moors' Law for oil and it says gasoline -- US national average -- will be $7 in 2017 as oil reaches $120 a barrel. The law is named for Kent Moors, a professor Duquesne U. Specifically, the price of oil and the number of cars in China, which drives it, double every 5 years. These murderous prices change everything in society.
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