Archive | January, 2018

The Green Amendment- the Right to Pure Water, Clean Air, and a Healthy Environment

Maya K. Van Rossum, the author of the The Green Amendment. spoke about her book at the Boulder Bookstore. She wants people to talk about and pass this in states, to make well known. She wants to get it made into an amendment to the US constitution. “forthegenerations.or​g​” is their website, They have videos up […]

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Toad Movie

“A Toad Story” about a Norwegian community that makes it so toads can safely cross a new highway -tonight at 6 pm at the Meadows library There is a discussion of boreal toad conservation and reintroduction in Colorado by a toad expert.  They are having some success in Colorado in reintroducing toads into the upper […]

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Speech & Book on Youth Using Music, Dance, & Theater to Enliven Protests

There is a talk tonight by Beth Osnes about her book Performance for Resilience: Engaging Youth through Movement,  Music and Theatre at the Boulder Bookstore, 1107 pearl, free 7:30 pm 1-25-18.  She said the joy of children and youth comes thru and energizes protests.  Their play/performance piece “Shine” about global warming  has been performed all over the […]

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Panel on Freedom of the Press

Thursday 1-25-18, 6:30 pm, Louisville Public Libraary , 951 Spruce, http://lwvbc.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=629866&item_id=738630

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Comment by Jan 24 to Object to the Colorado Killing of Bears and Mountain Lions

Oil and gas expanding development  is scaring off the deer, so they want to kill the bears and cougars.  They don’t have any scientific evidence of predator populations increasing and causing deer population declines.  The bears are not hibernating as much due to global warming and urban development.  The author suggests that it all a […]

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Create a Community Where Individuals Own their Data

Not having FB, Google,  and Amazon, and governments own our data.

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Risks of Nuclear War Increase

https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/this-is-not-drill.html https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/nuclear-war-defining-issue-of-our-time.html

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Comment to Prevent Recreational Shooting in Wilderness Areas in Colorado

Here is where to comment.  http://www.sportshootingpartners.org/commentform.  Here is an article about shooting:  http://www.dailycamera.com/science_columnists/ci_31556286/recreational-shooting-colorado-wilderness-areas.  Given the reckless acts of some shooters, I oppose recreational shooting in the national forests.  Map alternative  4 would prevent recreational shooting in national forests. Lead is spread into the ecosystem.  Trees are blasted down.  Bullets go near  hikers, students, cars, homes and school […]

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Deforestation Stops the “Biotic Pump” that Suck Moist Air in from Oceans

“Clearing Forests May Transform Local and Global Climate”  “The ‘biotic pump’ theory argues that natural forests act as a “pump” that draws moisture inland.  condensation, rather than temperature differential, is a primary driver of weather….” “Here’s a snapshot of the concept: The concentration of trees in wooded areas means a high rate of transpiration. This moist […]

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