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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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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Fewer Big Bugs May Cause of Decrease in Whip-Poor-Wills, Nighthawks, Swallows, and Swifts

Why are big, insect-eating birds disappearing? Maybe we’re running low on bugs.

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Citizens Oppose Pipeline in Louisiana

Because they often leak, are situated on top of  lower income and minority populations, and harm both people and wildlife with their toxins when they leak.  The Louisiana Bucket Brigade and the Center for Constitutional Rights are organizing against the pipeline.  This is the other end of the Dakota Access pipeline. #NoBayouBridge https://www.democracynow.org/2018/3/13/critics_of_bayou_bridge_pipeline_in http://www.labucketbrigade.org/ https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/ccr-news/north-dakota-puerto-rico-controversial-security-firm-profits-oil-protests

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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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