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Global Warming Causes Warmer Sand and Seas, Making Baby Green Turtles Become Female

A sea turtle island nesting site in Australia  now has 99% of its young green turtles turning  female.  The sex is determined by the heat of the nesting beach, so hotter seas, air, and sand lead to dramatic changes in the ratio of females to males. We need to keep trees along beaches to shade […]

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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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Rachel Carson-PBS Special

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

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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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Phase Out Single Use Plastic – Bags, Straws, Etc.

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

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Teens Win Legal Skirmish Over Oil Cos. and Government

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

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Conference on Race and Journalism at CU on 3-10-18

  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

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Monarch Butterfly Populations Declining due to Pesticides

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

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Boulder Bioneers Today & Tomorrow

Feb 9 & 10 at SEEC building in Boulder- these talks inspire hope! https://frontrangeecosocialsolution2018.sched.com/

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Election Theft- Dark Money, Gerrymandering, & Voter Suppression

There is a new article in the Rolling Stone by  on how the Republicans are using  3 things to disenfranchise everyone else: dark money; gerrymandering with vote stuffing ( make a few districts 100% Dems and then have most districts with a 60% Republicans); and making it harder to vote: by requiring new ids , […]

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