In recent decades the state allowed logging — with restrictions — on the plateau above the Snohomish County hillside that collapsed in last weekend’s deadly mudslide.
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by Bellmeadow, Deep Green Resistance Member Recently I heard news that our county (Douglas) was getting one of the nation’s biggest malls. The news simultaneously sunk my heart and angered me. Why the hell do we need another mall? To consume the world? Then my mind raced to the location of the mall, and the …
The demonstration, scheduled for an hour starting at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, took place in front of a Domino’s location near the intersection of Shattuck and University Avenues. Members of the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy held signs, distributed leaflets and stood in front of the restaurant.Read More…
[SciDev.Net] "The global threat that insecticides pose for aquatic biodiversity has been revealed in a recent modelling study that pinpoints areas at greatest risk.
"The mapping exercise conducted by the researchers reveals that aquatic life in water bodies within 40 per cent of the global land surface is at risk from insecticides running off the land."
Figure 1. The Enterprise Bridge passes over a section of Lake Oroville that was nearly dry on September 30, 2014, in Oroville, California. Lake Oroville, California's 2nd largest reservoir, was at 49% of average (30% of capacity), the second lowest level on record (behind 1977.) Heavy rains in December 2014 allowed lake levels to recover slightly. Image credit: California Department of Water Resources.
And today a potentially record snowstorm approaches the Eastern U. S. (http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2902).
Earlier this month, Pope Francis made news when he said that not only was climate change real, but it was mostly man-made. Then, last week, he said that couples do not need to breed “like rabbits” but rather should plan their families responsibly — albeit without the use of modern contraception.
Good. We need more like this. We need to delete the third-rail image from population and bring public pressure to bear on our politicians.