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Films on Communities Moving to Renewable Energy

Film maker will show  and discuss 2 short films about renewables here in Boulder at the Boulder Public Library on Monday, 4-25-16,   from 6 to 7:45 pm.  Refreshments   at 5:45.  Films you can watch online. SP 7: From Paris to New York Very few states in the U.S. have started to transform their […]

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Sierra Club Leader Speaks

Today from 6 to 9 pm, the executive director of the Sierra Club and  local environmental leaders will be live streamed. Link to live stream  

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Visionary Environmentalism-Need A Sense of Wonder

Need   “transformation” and  “awe at the grandeur, interconnectedness and unpredictability of the ecosystems and wild landscapes”, not compromise.  Need enforceable laws and empathy for the victims, not pro-corporate appeasement.  FB post from heroine Diane Wilson.

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Activist asks for Non-violent Community Defense Protests

Razz Gormley volunteered to to go join Greenpeace and rappel off the bridge to block the Shell oil icebreaker in Portland.  Fracking gas companies and oil companies drilling in the Arctic corrupt our courts, legislatures, elections,  governor, and Congress. So he asks  us to help, and says there is a great group of people who […]

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Stop current neonicotinoid pesticides! Plus Portland bans them on city land!

Tell  EPA  to ban current neonicotinaoid pesticides, not just limit some future ones!   Neonicotinoids kill bees butterflies, and  ladybugs.  This recent article shows the public relations tactic of the EPA pretending to regulate in the future while allowing more neonicotinoid pesticide use now.  Write letters to your newspapers, please.

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Forests threatened by global warming

Warmer temperatures and droughts may lead to trees drying out faster than they can suck up water. According to an article in Rolling Stone, drought stressed trees have less sap to use to defend themselves from insects.  They are also more vulnerable to  wildfires.  Instead of live tress absorbing carbon, dead trees may release carbon. […]

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The Universe in Perspective

Check out the Scale of the Universe to see examples from the huge to the tiny, from subatomic particles up to the galaxies, and many things in between. Human sizes seem to be about in the middle, between 10-35 and 1035. Watch “Cosmos” (a remake) by Neil deGrasse for details on the formation of the universe.

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Western US water supply: endangered

Satellites can calculate groundwater disappearance by measuring a decrease in gravitational attraction. With less water in the ground, there is less mass and less attraction. The Colorado River Basin has lost 17 trillion gallons since 2004, mostly groundwater. Our water use is steadily growing, but groundwater losses take millennia to be restored by nature. Seventy percent of the basin’s water […]

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Sprout growing from pile of coins

Move money out of big banks and into local banks or credit unions

Some people here in Boulder are trying to get the city to take its money out of JP Morgan Stanley, claiming that immoral or unethical acts by that bank harm people and society. Good banks and credit unions invest and loan locally. They avoid laundering money, screwing customers, and investing in polluting and damaging companies. […]

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Help stop a secret deal to overturn Colorado fracking bans

Breaking update: Governor Hickenlooper cut a secret deal with the oil and gas industry to take away your right to protect your family and future from fracking. After months of closed door negotiations, Governor Hickenlooper, Congressman Polis and the oil and gas industry announced last Friday that they had made a deal to address fracking. […]

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