Being in Wild Places Reduces Stress

George Wuerthner sent  out this              Abstract: A growing number of studies have shown that visiting green spaces and being exposed to natural environments can reduce psychological stress. A number of questions concerning the effects of natural environments on levels of stress remain including, “Are activities engaged in natural environments […]

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Inflammatory, Microtargeted, Facebook Ads up 2,000%

Only $100,000 in FB ads by Russians got people upset, but $1.8 billion in FB ads for 2018 elections- mostly by big oil, big pharma, and Wall Street.  There are no  election rules or  requirements of truth or limitations on FB ads.  And no one except the intended see them, so it is hard to […]

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Plastic Bag Use Drops 90 % in Ireland After Tax Imposed.

The bans and taxes on plastic bags work!   Plastic Bag Levy

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Protect Wild Places- from a Talk by George Wuerthner

On 6-6-18, George Wuerthner, presented his talk “Wilderness Under Siege”, about the current threats to wild places and the history of attempts to protect wilderness areas. He mentioned that we value wild places many reasons: for beauty, reverence, wonder, clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, more biodiversity, more resiliency, carbon storage, oxygen, intrinsic value, reciprocity, a […]

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Fracking Oil PR Ads Target Fishermen, Hunters, and Vets with Lies

The same funders of the individually targeted Facebook ads that helped to elect Trump have also been doing Facebook ads telling lies to Colorado voters in order to get them to vote for fracking and fracking politicians.  These oil fracking companies have spent millions trying to convince voters that fracking funds wildlife and gives us […]

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Call your Senators to Protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area from Sulfide Mining

There are amendments to  the Defense Authorization Bill that would allow the PolyMet mine and prevent environmental review of mining. Find your senators phone # here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm “This is the most beautiful lake country on the continent. We can afford to cherish and protect it.” SIGURD F. OLSON   Protecting the Boundary Waters from Sulfide […]

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Wilderness Talk by George Wuerthner- “Dream Big”

He told neat stories, recounted the history of the fight for wilderness, pointed out the current threats, and told us  : to spend a lot of time out in wilderness,  gave us reasons to protect wilderness, told us to write letters to the editor and to read books by Bob Marshall, Olaus Murie, Sigurd Olson, […]

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March 4 the Ocean-June 9th

https://marchfortheocean.org/ For a list of other marchs around the country go to https://tgi.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=2df9a3a7052a4c3db8d167f834822677   Colorado March for the Ocean In Colorado, Join us for the Colorado March for the Ocean (M4O) and wear BLUE! Across the nation, we’ll March for the Ocean to stop oil drilling, spilling, plastic and other pollution, and to protect our […]

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Neat Poem About Listening to Nature

Here is a poem by Kristen Marshall.  She is an active volunteer  in  the Boulder Rights of Nature group.  Link  Every Thursday she used to  visit a sick friend, and make him pancakes.  She often walks to get places.  She would volunteer for the community bookstore. Still Life

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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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