Thursday, November 10, 2016

EPA Approves Use of Dangerous Herbicide Dicamba on GE Crops

EPA Approves Use of Dangerous Herbicide Dicamba on GE Crops
“Once again the EPA is allowing for staggering increases in pesticide use that will undoubtedly harm our nation’s most imperiled plants and animals,” said Nathan Donley, a scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Iconic species like endangered whooping cranes are known to visit soybean fields, and now they’d be exposed to this toxic herbicide at levels they’ve never seen before.”

Make Keith Ellison the DNC Chair - Action Network PETITION

Make Keith Ellison the DNC Chair - Action Network
Keith-color-2-textThe Democratic Party needs new leadership. New leadership that listens to and will act on the voices of everyday Americans, not just powerful elites like Wall Street and profiteering corporations. Rep. Keith Ellison has distinguished himself as a champion of the people. Under Rep. Ellison's leadership, the DNC will be transformed into a vehicle for winning elections by showing Americans that they have a seat at the table in a new Democratic movement.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Let's plan the fight ahead. 350 THE FIGHT 4 OUR FUTURE EARTH

Let's plan the fight ahead. - 350 In 48 hours, leaders from across movements for justice will gather on a live broadcast to discuss plans for the fight ahead. To continue toward justice, our movements must join together like never before. If that’s a vision you want to be part of, join the live strategy session on November 11th.
Trump’s misogyny, racism, and climate denial pose a greater threat than we’ve ever faced, and the battleground on which we’ll fight for justice of all kinds will be that much rougher.
The hardest thing to do right now is to hold on to hope, but it’s what we must do. We should feel our anger, mourn, pray, and then do everything we can to fight hate.
In 48 hours, leaders from across movements for justice will gather on a live broadcast to discuss plans for the fight ahead. To continue toward justice, our movements must join together like never before. If that’s a vision you want to be part of, join the live strategy session on November 11th.


When times get tough, it’s crucial to remember: we are in this together, and when we mobilize, we are capable of the unimaginable. No one man — no matter how cruel or powerful — can take that away. Here’s what I’m keeping in mind right now:
  • This is a global movement. It’s more important than ever to remember our connection with people in literally every country who are fighting the fossil fuel industry right now — many in the toughest conditions imaginable. I believe in our collective power like nothing else.
  • The fossil fuel industry is in a fight for its life. When we expose their lies, stop their pipelines, divest from their stocks and take away their social license — they fight back. Their investment in this election was no secret, and they’re going to double-down in its aftermath.
  • Local fossil fuel resistance is taking root everywhere. Not only has the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline spread like wildfire, but other campaigns against fracking, pipelines, and coal are too many to name. None of us are giving up or going home today.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Protect Leuser's iconic wildlife! - Rainforest Rescue PETITION

Protect Leuser's iconic wildlife! - Rainforest Rescue
An elephant calf in Leuser Ecosystem, Indonesia
Nothing compares to the Leuser Ecosystem on Sumatra. It's the last place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos share a habitat. That may soon be history – a new land use plan has stripped Leuser of its protection, leaving it wide open for roads, plantations and mining. Tell the government of Aceh to protect Leuser now!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Earth Is Finite–a Warning from Paul Ehrlich | Exposing the Big Game

The Earth Is Finite–a Warning from Paul Ehrlich | Exposing the Big Game
From the 1996 book, Betrayal of Science and Reason, by Paul R. Ehrlich and Ann H. Ehrlich:


“The choice is between permitting the continued depletion of America’s vital natural capital and making an all-out effort to save it. Science tells us that America’s population cannot keep expanding perpetually, always demanding more and more from the nation’s finite living and non-living resources. The Endangered Species Act at the very least acknowledges the preservation of living resources as a high priority, which was a historical first. By attempting to shield those resources from the piecemeal destruction that is ensured when each species is measured against some perceived immediate economic gain, it helps set the United States on a path toward sustainability.”


“Our massive tampering with the world’s interdependent web of life—coupled with the environmental damage inflicted by deforestation, species loss, and climate change–could trigger widespread adverse effects, including unpredictable collapses of critical biological systems whose interactions and dynamics we only imperfectly understand.


“Uncertainty over the extents of these effects cannot excuse complacency or delay in facing threats.'


POPULATION...
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