Archive | April, 2018

Birds

  Wildlife is abundant on the Boulder creeks. The barn swallows returned to their nests under the bridge.  A muskrat was popping up every 12 feet or so. A friend saw a wood duck on Boulder Creek last week.  A few weeks ago, I saw a  northern flicker chopping out scraps of wood, enlarging a hole. […]

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Rachel Carson Play – A Sense of Wonder

A friend immensely enjoyed the play  acted by Kaiulani Lee.  Rachel Carson found joy in observing nature, particularly in the seas and tidepools.  And she collected the science,  deduced that pesticides  were killing the birds, and persuasively and poetically  called to save the birds in her book, Silent Spring.  The film of the play  is […]

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Updates, Art, Lawsuits, Movies, & Dan Ellsberg About the on 4-27-18 thru- 4-29-18

Here in Boulder there is reunion/conference on the closing of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in Boulder, CO.  Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/889082614602223/Our website https://rockyflatstruthforce.org/This is our 4th reunion. We do this every 10 years because they are so inspiring. Some folks come in from around the country to attend. We learn, share and get some new […]

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Republican House “Farm” Bill H.R. 2 Threatens Wildlife, Forests, and People

You can go here for a sample script to use in calling your your US Representative asking them to oppose HR 2 : https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/onlineactions/9xU-0dnmB0as7zZLLSYE7Q2?sourceID=1004352&utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=currentalerts   Here are more details from Center for Biological Diversity: Sick Joke’: House Agriculture Committee Advances Farm Bill Attacking Environment, Endangered Species The House Agriculture Committee passed H.R. 2, the 2018 Farm Bill, […]

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Trump’s Interior Dept. Decides to Let Birds Die

Filling-in wetlands, having uncovered oil waste ponds, and dumping poisons into waterways would be not be regulated by the International Migratory Bird Treaty. www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/The-Trump-administration-s-new-migratory-bird-12836494.php

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Plant Trees, Use Biochar on Fields, & Plant cover Crops to Store Carbon

  “Can Dirt Save the Earth?” by Velasquez-Manoff, 4-18-18 www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/magazine/dirt-save-earth-carbon-farming-climate-change.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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