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Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now Speaks About Grassroots Activists Stopping Subsidies for the 1 %

Grassroots activists are taking over city councils and are opposing the taxpayer funded boondoggles that benefit the 1 %.  For example , the Seattle city council refused to buy a new basketball arena for the Supersonics, and they even demanded that their previous loans for the earlier basketball arena be repaid.  Local activists are opposing […]

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MAY 18 IS ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY- JOIN AN EVENT & CONTACT CONGRESS

1-You can go to this website link  and find out events near you.     ​2-Also, join the campaign against single use plastic this week.  You can carry reusable utensils and  some sturdy plastic bags.​ You can ask restaurants to not offer plastic straws.  LINK   3-Further, you can oppose the  proposed Farm Bill, HR […]

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Great Tree Book: The Songs of Trees

David George Haskell’s new book  fascinates me.  He tells of the music and songs of trees and rivers: the sounds of rain on different leaves, the wind in the upper leaves of the ceibo trees, the calls of bromeliad frogs, of parrots, of insects, monkeys, crested owls, spectacled owls, tawny screech owls,  and tinamou.  He […]

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Good List of Nature Books

Go to http://boulderrightsofnature.org/ and click on resources and then books

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Tree Walk with Aborists in Boulder at CU

“Spring Color Tree Walks” Vince Aquino, Facilities Operations Arborist Alan Nelson, retired Outdoor Services Director Tuesday, May 22 & Wednesday, May 23, 5:00 PM |  CU Museum of Natural History |  South entrance of the Museum | FREE The CU Museum of Natural History and CU Facilities Management – Outdoor Services will be hosting their annual Spring Color Tree […]

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Asthma Rates Decline 38 % after Polluting Coal Coke Fuel Plant Shuts Down

http://www.ehn.org/er-visits-for-asthma-dropped-38-the-year-after-one-of-pittsburghs-biggest-polluters-shut-down-2566777141.htmlAssthma

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Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide’s Additional Ingredients May Be More Dangerous Than Its Carcinogenic Main Ingredient

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/08/weedkiller-tests-monsanto-health-dangers-active-ingredient

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Global Warming Bad News in Antarctica

It appears that melted Antartica glacier fresh water is creating a top layer of less dense cold water, preventing the usual sinking of cold dense salt water, which usually stores heat and CO2 deep into the depths of the ocean.  The lack of the usual sinking of the dense cold salt water  may weaken ocean […]

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Rachel Carson-PBS Special

http://www.pbs.org/video/american-experience-rachel-carson

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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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