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Dark Money Talk Today in Boulder

The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a talk by Lisa Graves of the Center for Media and Democracy on 9-18-17 at What: Meet-up on Dark Money in Politics  When: Monday, September 18 6:30-8p.m. MDT Where: Elevations Credit Union, 2960 Diagonal Hwy, Boulder, CO 80301 Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Boulder County How: There is no charge […]

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Trump Lets Coal Power Plants & Mines Dump Lead, Mercury, and Arsenic into Rivers & Drinking Water

The regulations against pollution would have prevented $ 500 million per year in  health costs damage to fish and wildlife. Also, waste from mountaintop removal coal mining is being dumped into streams and rivers. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/14/mind-bogglingly-dangerous-trump-epa-rolls-back-water-pollution-limits-coal-plants

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COURTESY ROBIN SILVER A colorado Pikeminnow at the Dexter National Fish Hatchery. dwestphal@abqjournal.com Wed Aug 02 10:51:45 -0600 2017 1501692705 FILENAME: 695126.jpg

the Endangered Species Act Has Saved Thousands of Species

Giant pikeminnows, Florida panthers, piping plovers, and Kirtland’s warblers have been nursed back to healthy populations due to protection  under the Endangered Species Act and due to people  studying  them, suing to protect them, and organizing to pressure government to protect them.    https://www.abqjournal.com/1043925/endangered-species-need-our-help.html

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13 Tons of Plutonium Sit at SC Savannah River Site

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/south-carolina-attorney-general-sues-federal-government-over-plutonium-at/article_6c748d84-7c48-11e7-a766-c794f1f45b13.html The US and Russia both committed to each clean up 34 tons  of weapons grade plutonium.  This need to be safeguarded and prevented from getting into circulation, both because it only takes a few pounds to make a bomb and also because it is deadly, and   so needs to be safely stored and […]

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Watch Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 11 and 12

For Colorado after 12:30am seems best- after the moon sets=  for Colorado, go to http://www.cpr.org/news/story/how-watch-perseid-meteor-shower-colorado for best ways to view, go to http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/how-to-minimize-moon-and-optimize-meteor-shower

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dolphin research

Pickup Truck with an 8 ‘ Bed Needed to Help Dolphins in SC

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/tracing-the-health-of-dolphins-whales-might-go-to-private/article_1da30158-7933-11e7-ba59-e7ffb07e378b.html Cuts in federal funds and changes in regulations make it hard to get a truck to help dolphins- weither to rescue injured dolphins or to do an autopsy to find out what is harming them.  We need research on  what causes dolphin strandings onto beachs- pollution, viruses, superloud sonar from oil exploration, or superloud […]

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How to Be an Activist-from Umbra at Grist

Here is neat set of ways to act on your beliefs about the environment and  politics, :  http://grist.org/guides/umbra-apathy-detox/.  It includes things like: making a plan,  finding friends to protest with, moving your money from bad banks, cutting back on online time, focusing on one issue, donating money,  creating a calendar of actions, subscribe to local […]

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Abolish Gerrymandering, the Electoral College, & Corporate $ in Elections-

Also: Confront Global Warming, Subsidize College, Increase Taxes, Restore the Draft, Spend More on People and Less on the Military, Start a New Party- These are   the ideas of Andrew Bacevich. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/08/08/slouching-toward-mar-lago

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Warming Ocean Currents Slow from Melting Arctic Ice

Northern Europe could get colder as global circulation that transfers heat from the tropics to the temperate zones could shut down.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/08/03/global-ocean-circulation-appears-to-be-collapsing-due-to-a-warming-planet/#156d3106f6f4

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Large Forest Fires Needed to Protect Wildlife

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