Archive | March, 2017

Earth Guardians Wins -Court Says Protect Health Before Fracking

Link   Earth Guardians  won their lawsuit in the appeals court that the health and environment should be protected before allowing oil and gas drilling.

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Good News – China Will Shut Down Elephant Ivory

Now we need to get the other ivory markets to close:  Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan.  African countries(Kenya, Gabon, Botswana,…) led the movement to shut down.  They have been losing their rangers and elephants to poachers.  “China Signals Shutdown of its Ivory Industry” by Bill Clark will be available soon online at   awionline.org/awi-quarterly/2017-spring will […]

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Ban Predator Poisons- Use Fencing, Alarms, & Guard Animals

Compound 1080 is is a persistent poison.  It kills wolves, eagles, bears, coyotes, and dogs.  It can kill humans too.  There are better ways to protect livestock. Groups have filed a petition to the EPA to  Also, it causes a slow and painful death.  “Compound 1080 poisoning is the most inhumane, torturous way for an […]

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Nukes -Dangerous, Expensive, & Cause Weapons Proliferation

Jim Green  of Friends of the Earth writes  in Counterpunch on the 6 year anniversary of Fukashima that the nuke  business is sick and dying.  http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/14/terminal-decline-fukushima-and-the-deepening-crisis-of-nuclear-energy  (photo from the environmental justice atlas)

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Standing Rock Protestors March on White House

Folks are  protesting   pipelines in South Dakota, Illinois, Texas, and Louisiana.  http://www.ecowatch.com/next-steps-dakota-access-pipeline-2318112920.html .  Solutions: march, get involved in politics, support local sustainable food, and divest from banks that invest in pipelines. Here is info on divesting: http://www.defunddapl.org/

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Standing Rock Oil Pipeline – 5000 March on White House on 3-10-17

Folks are  protesting   pipelines in South Dakota, Illinois, Texas, and Lousiana.  http://www.ecowatch.com/next-steps-dakota-access-pipeline-2318112920.html .  Solutions: march, get involved in politics, support local sustainable food, and divest from banks that invest in pipelines. Here is info on divesting: http://www.defunddapl.org/

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Save the Birds – Treat or Cover Windows

Scary new photos show how birds look when they crash into glass windows.  There are many solutions:   covering windows with netting,  curtains, patterns, frosting,  dark or patterned vinyl,  angling them down, having vegetation near the windows, ….     threats to birds:  vehicles, poison, outdoor cats, electrical lines, …. More solutions:  keep cats indoors, ban persistent […]

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