The editorial says we should set goals to stop the use of single use plastic. The EU is working on reducing plastic waste and considering a tax on plastic.California has banned single use plastic grocery bags. 100 cities have banned polystyrene food takeout boxes. Britain’s PM proppsed phasing out plastic waste by 2042. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-plastic-plan-20180220-story.html
Why are big, insect-eating birds disappearing? Maybe we’re running low on bugs.
Because they often leak, are situated on top of lower income and minority populations, and harm both people and wildlife with their toxins when they leak. The Louisiana Bucket Brigade and the Center for Constitutional Rights are organizing against the pipeline. This is the other end of the Dakota Access pipeline. #NoBayouBridge https://www.democracynow.org/2018/3/13/critics_of_bayou_bridge_pipeline_in http://www.labucketbrigade.org/ https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/ccr-news/north-dakota-puerto-rico-controversial-security-firm-profits-oil-protests
Young people and future generations can continue their lawsuit versus the US government policies favoring oil, coal, and gas companies and contributing to global warming. www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teens-lawsuit-battling-climate-change-wins-victory-over-justice-department_us_5aa20a12e4b01b9b0a39c53c?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003
Lee Fang of the Intercept will speak. He studies the Koch brothers’s use of money in politics, the alt-right, white supremacists, white nationalists, and the far right. Others will speak about how the journalism and race interact, abut labor trafficking, about creating a space for alternative voices. …. https://www.colorado.edu/cmci/coveringraceconference http://www.cvent.com/events/rights-wrongs-and-responsibilities-covering-race-in-today-s-america/agenda-b219665af4654ec1b2f55930cd175843.aspx
Monarchs have declined by 80 % over the last 20 years. Monsanto’s GMO crops and Roundup pesticides have removed the milkweed plants that monarchs eat. “In addition to glyphosate, monarchs are threatened by other herbicides including dicamba, Enlist Duo and by neonicotinoid insecticides that are toxic to young caterpillars.” https://www.ecowatch.com/monarch-butterfly-population-migration-2543505935.html
E.O.wilson writes that we need field biologists and protected reserves for about one half of the earth. www.nytimes.com/2018/03/03/opinion/sunday/species-conservation-extinction.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region
Yesterday, I saw a group of about 25 northern shovelers swimming in a tight circle on the pond in the CU research park by the bike path SW of Foothills and Arapahoe. They herd and eat insects and snails that they stir up with their feet in the mud. Also, ringneck ducks were doing their mating […]