Archive | July, 2015

Goldman Sachs Charged Huge Fees and Penalties to Greece & Detroit

Goldman Sachs  burdened Greece, Oakland, and the Detroit Water Dept., and the Chicago school system with huge fees and penalties involving complex   interest rate swaps (financial derivatives), according to Robert Reich in the Nation –link.  The amounts are large: $ 793 million in fees from Greece plus an increase in its debt of $ […]

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Ivory Trade Ban!

Great News! Obama Bans Ivory Trade! Link to NYT article.

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We can save the oceans!

Reducing fishing, protecting marine areas, and banning large trawlers help.  Activists are organizing in the Blue Frontier movement.  David Helvarg wrote about saving the seas in the Progressive.  He wrote Saved by the Sea:Hope, Heartbreak, and wonder in the Blue World.

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Lawsuits against Global Warming

Citizens & youth are winning lawsuits!  Incriminating Exxon papers are found by UCS.  Here is the link.

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Movie & Book on PR Deceit- re: Global Warming, War, Smoking

The same few scientists have been paid to lie to create  doubt about the dangers of smoking, fossil fuels, global warming, nuclear war, and missile defense systems. The movie plays in Boulder at the Boedecker July 15-18. Here is info on the book.

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White Pelicans, Canyon Wrens, & a Poorwill

White pelicans rhythmically  lunged their bills down into the shallow water while   swimming  together yesterday morning at Walden Pond.   At 7pm I hiked up a foothill to watch the sunset.  Canyon wrens  sang their swinging,  descending  notes in the twilight.  One darted about on the cliff face.  Other birds flew out and back, […]

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Defend your Right to Garden

Here a couple organizes and gathers signatures to gain the right to garden.

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15 year old Activist Tells UN to Act on Climate

Here is the link.

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Petitioning to get the Right to Garden

Here is the story of a couple organizing to gain the right to garden.

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Joanie Mitchell-Singer for Nature & Peace

Here is a neat blogpost  on Joanie, from an early  Greenpeace activist, who came to Denver to  give shows about protecting whales.    

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