HOLY CRAP … THE TREES ON YOUR BLOCK ARE WORTH HOW MUCH MONEY?!...

Jun 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Scientists just showed that money really does grow on trees. Clayton Aldern   MOTHER JONES Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock This story originally appeared on Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s not easy to price a tree, but a group of researchers from the US Forest Service and UC Davis have tried to do exactly that. Working with a dataset of about 900,000 trees that line California’s public streets, the group sought to place a dollar value on the services those trees perform, which include “energy savings, carbon storage, air pollutant uptake, and rainfall interception.” Trees lining California’s public streets contribute about $1 billion annually to the state’s economy—nearly $111 per tree. All told, the researchers estimate the trees contribute about $1 billion annually—nearly $111 per tree for each of the state’s 9.1 million street trees....

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BREAKING: THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF CRUDE OIL HAVE SPILLED FROM A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PIPELINE...

Jun 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Natasha Geiling CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong   According to the Ventura County fire department, up to 700 barrels of crude oil — some 29,000 gallons — have spilled from a pipeline in southern California. Initial reports placed the amount of oil spilled from the pipeline at 5,000 barrels, or 210,000 gallons, but those totals were revised as of Thursday morning. Officials are relying on a natural catch basin that exists in the area to capture the oil while crews build larger barriers, according to the Los Angeles Times. As of Thursday afternoon, U.S. Coast Guard officials confirmed that no oil from the spill had reached the ocean, and no homes in the area had been evacuated. At least some of the oil in the pipeline comes from an oil...

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NOTES ON THE WAY TO FORCED VACCINATION IN AMERICA...

Jun 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] JEFFREY JAXON.COM While most of the nation was looking the other way, California signed into law Senate Bill 277 (SB277). What was once thought to be a modern-day impossibility — mandatory vaccination — will now becoming a reality on July 1 in California. Marking a beachhead for the full scale pharmaceutical takeover of healthcare happening now, SB 277 is the shot heard around the world in the fight for medical freedom. Those California parents previously unaware of the new California law are now being forced into large learning curves at the moment. Like students feverishly cramming for an exam, research about vaccine injury compensation, informed consent, the CDC whistleblower and vaccine inserts fill the days of unaware individuals attempting to bridge the information gap. Most will reach the eventual conclusion — one way...

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26 MILLION TREES DIED IN CALIFORNIA IN JUST ONE YEAR...

Jun 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The mortality rate is unprecedented and will fuel the state’s fire season. Sequoia National Park. (Photo: USFS Region 5/Flickr) TAKE PART DAILY Taylor Hill The number of dead trees in California’s forests dramatically increased in just one year’s time. The latest survey from the United States Forest Service revealed that an additional 26 million trees have succumbed to drought, a devastating bark beetle infestation, and hotter temperatures in 2015. That brings the number of trees that have died in the Sierra Nevada to 66 million since 2010. For a state already in the throes of fire season, the discovery of a 65 percent increase in the number of dead trees within its forests is a troubling sign. “These new numbers really show that the tree die-off is spreading at an astronomical rate,” said...

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NOTES ON THE WAY TO FORCED VACCINATION IN AMERICA...

Jun 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] While most of the nation was looking the other way, California signed into law Senate Bill 277 (SB277). What was once thought to be a modern-day impossibility — mandatory vaccination — will now becoming a reality on July 1 in California. Marking a beachhead for the full scale pharmaceutical takeover of healthcare happening now, SB 277 is the shot heard around the world in the fight for medical freedom. Those California parents previously unaware of the new California law are now being forced into large learning curves at the moment. Like students feverishly cramming for an exam, research about vaccine injury compensation, informed consent, the CDC whistleblower and vaccine inserts fill the days of unaware individuals attempting to bridge the information gap. Most will reach the eventual conclusion — one way or another...

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HEALTH FREEDOM RALLY -PARENTS GATHER TO PROTEST SB277 – MANDATORY VACCINES...

Jun 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]             CALIFORNIA CITIZENS RALLY PROTESTING SB277 LAW             & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL COMMEMORATING VACCINE INJURED CHILDREN                                    JOIN US IN SOLIDARITY TO SUPPORT                                OUR CONSITUTIONAL RIGHT TO CHOOSE                                                       SAFE VACCINES                              July 1, 2016 Outdoor on the lawn of Santa Monica City Hall – 4:00pm-9:00pm Featuring the team behind “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe” plus performers and special guests.     To sign up: Facebook Invite page: https://www.facebook.com/events/248044642234292 When Sb277 goes into effect on July 1st, it will take away the rights of parents who want to delay, postpone, and selectively vaccinate, along with parents who don’t want to vaccinate for religious or...

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MULTIPLE WESTERN STATES ARE ABLAZE WITH WILDFIRES...

Jun 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Alejandro Davila FragosoCLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Mark Nunez/Los Padres Forest Aviation/KEYT-TV via AP This photo provided by Los Padres Forest Aviation and KEYT-TV shows a wildfire burning in Los Padres National Forest, north of Santa Barbara, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Goleta, Calif. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Refugio Canyon, Venadito Canyon and Las Flores Canyon, which includes an Exxonmobil refinery.   One injury has been reported and evacuations are underway in multiple western states Thursday as wildfires have grown in size, burning thousands of acres. Massive firefighting efforts are happening in California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, according to multiple reports. Here are the details on the states’ fires: Utah In Utah, one firefighter was injured while battling a fire near Cedar...

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Mark Ruffalo Urges President Obama to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground in Gripping New Documentary...

Jun 16, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   A new film introduces the president to the victims of the drilling and fracking boom. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet I recently attended a film screening of Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now, a new documentary narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo about the impact of hydraulic fracturing across the United States. Fracking is a controversial drilling process to access oil and natural gas—primarily methane—trapped in underground shale deposits. While the fracking boom has created jobs and stimulated the economy, numerous studies have linked it to many environmental and health impacts. The evening was hosted by ABC Home in downtown Manhattan. The screening at a nearby AMC Theater was followed by a discussion with an energized crowd led by Ruffalo and director Jon Bowermaster at Deepak Homebase, a...

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CALIFORNIA LAW SB277 GOES INTO EFFECT JULY 1, 2016 #VAXXED...

Jun 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Gary Barnes Vaccine   On June 30, 2015 Governor Brown signed SB 277 which prevents personal and religious belief exemptions for child vaccinations in California, effective July 1, 2016.  According to SB277.org; “Families that do not comply with the one-size-fits-all vaccine mandate, will lose their State Constitutional right for a free and appropriate education in public and private K-12 schools. The use of licensed daycare facilities, in-home daycare, public or private preschools and even after school care programs are also included in SB 277. School aged children, not up-to-date on every mandated vaccine, will be required to home school without options for classroom learning. SB 277 eliminates a parent’s right to exempt their children from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure including death. In 2016, California parents will be forced to give their children more than 40...

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SCHOOL VACCINE EXEMPTIONS UNDER SB277 – CALIFORNIA...

Jun 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Greg Glaser, Attorney at Law I help moms & dads & doctors understand and protect their rights under the new California vaccine law, SB277. SB277 is a terrible law that needs to be repealed immediately.   Does government really have the authority to require that your child be injected with a drug in order to receive an education?   The answer is no.  But I am a constitutional lawyer, so perhaps I do not understand the constitution as well as the pharmaceutical industry. But I digress.  SB277 is the enacted law, so as a lawyer I do have to deal with it.  Therefore, here is what you need to know as a parent to protect your family: The Basics First, SB277 applies to public & private schools from daycare through grade 12. Second, under...

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EVEN IF SANDERS LOSES THE PRIMARY, HIS FRACKING POLICY WON CALIFORNIA...

Jun 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Shutterstock By Tim McDonnell GRIST This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. California’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday is a make-or-break moment for Sen. Bernie Sanders, who needs a big win in the state to take anything resembling momentum to the Democratic convention in July. His rival, Hillary Clinton, has a narrow edge, leading him by about two points in the RealClearPolitics polling average as of Monday morning. But in addition to its role in the delegate math — after Tuesday, Clinton will likely have secured a majority of the delegates, when unbound superdelegates are factored in — California’s Democratic primary could also be a referendum on how voters in the state want to deal with climate change. California is home...

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CLIMATE JUSTICE FROM THE GROUND UP: SIX BALLOT INITIATIVES TO WATCH IN 2016...

Jun 5, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Matt Stannard, Occupy.com | Report Florida International University Solar House at Engineering Campus. Florida has two solar power initiatives on the ballot this year – a serious, progressive one and one that’s a deceptive giveaway to big carbon. (Photo: Junior Henry / Flickr) In this ongoing series “From the Ground Up,” Occupy.com joins with Commonomics USA in presenting stories of local struggles for a new, sustainable economy. Conventional wisdom holds that climate policy is international in scope and national in implementation. But big money has colonized national politics in the United States, gerrymandering has created a Congress unreflective of the will of the people, and the widespread economic insecurity associated with the transition away from fossil fuels feeds climate change denial and fear-mongering from the Beltway’s most powerful politicians. We need...

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MAKING SENSE OF DWP REFORM IN CALIFORNIA...

Jun 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] A SUMMARY REPORT: MAKING SENSE OF DWP REFORM A CONFERENCE AND PANEL DISCUSSION HELD TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016 RONALD F. DEATON CIVIC AUDITORIUM n LAPD HEADQUARTERS PRESENTED BY THE PAT BROWN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS CAL STATE LA “These forums can be our city’s second Mulholland moment when our city reimagines the kind of DWP our city needs. This moment needs to be not only about the things we do, but how we do them.” —Mayor Eric Garcetti PAT BROWN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS 1 The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) has often been the subject of reform efforts. DWP reform is once again on the city’s agenda. Customer service, utility rates, budget transfers, hiring and other labor issues have all generated discussion and debate. There is a great deal...

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ELECTRIC CARS ARE BREAKING RECORDS IN CALIFORNIA – SHARE THE NEWS...

Jun 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   The Union of Concerned Scientists partnered with Consumers Union to survey Californians on their interest and ability to drive an electric vehicle and found that more than half of Californians are likely to consider an electric vehicle as their next car purchase or lease. That is great news for our climate since, over their lifetime, battery electric vehicles produce far less global warming pollution than their gasoline counterparts—and they’re getting cleaner as California invests in more renewable sources of energy. Help make the shift to electric vehicles by sharing the great news: Electric cars are breaking records in California—and demand remains high. We need your help to spread the word and share this powerful graphic on social media. It’s clear that millions of Californians are excited about shifting away from gas-guzzling vehicles,...

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CALIFORNIA BACK IN BIG OIL’S CROSSHAIRS AS FEDS QUIETLY OK OFFSHORE FRACKING...

May 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Nadia Prupis / Common Dreams   VIA TRUTHDIG Wikimedia Commons Two federal agencies on Friday quietly finalized two reports, set for release next week, that found offshore fracking in California poses no “significant” risk to the environment—paving the way for oil and gas companies to resume the controversial extraction method in the Santa Barbara Channel and imperiling the region’s wildlife in the process, opponents said. The announcement Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (OEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement puts an end to a court-ordered ban on offshore fracking in federal waters off the coast of California. The moratorium was put into place in January as part of a settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which challenged the Obama administration’s ‘rubber-stamping’ of offshore drilling...

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Hillary Clinton Reaches Out to Sanders Supporters and Expands Criticism of Trump...

May 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Hillary embraces more of Bernie’s ideas in California and makes a strong and provocative critique of Trump. By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet Photo Credit: www.youtube.com Hillary Clinton praised Bernie Sanders’ supporters and previewed aggressive attacks against Donald Trump at a Thursday rally in San Jose, Calif., just hours after the Associated Press announced Trump has the 1,237 delegate votes needed for the GOP nomination. “I am proud of the campaigns that Senator Sanders and I have run,” she said, speaking in a large exhibition hall at the Tech Museum of Innovation. “We have run a campaign on issues about the future. We both want universal healthcare coverage. We both want to make college affordable within the reach of every young person who wants to go to a public college or university. We both...

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LONG BEACH FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST MONSANTO...

May 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TRUTHDIG posted by emma niles   The Port of Long Beach. (via Flickr) Following the lead of six other West Coast cities, the city of Long Beach on Thursday filed paperwork to sue Monsanto, alleging that the agrochemical giant is responsible for chemical contamination of its water sources, including the Port of Long Beach. The Long Beach Post reports: According to the complaint, PCBs find their way to Long Beach waters when they leach, leak, off-gas and escape their intended applications, causing runoff during naturally occurring storm and rain events, after being released into the environment. … The city said it continues to “incur significant costs related to PCBs in its storm water and the sedimentary deposits in the Port of Long Beach and adjacent ocean floor areas,” according to a release. In...

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THE BIG ISSUE CALIFORNIANS ARE NOT HEARING ABOUT THIS ELECTION YEAR...

May 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Bill Boyarsky  TRUTHDIG   An aerial view of downtown Malibu, Calif., and surrounding neighborhoods. (Doc Searls/CC BY-SA 2.0) California’s size and complexity make it easy to hide some of the real forces shaping the state this election year. Sure, California is deep blue, with Democrats in control of all offices. But don’t be misled. The most powerful force in the state—business—isn’t hung up on party labels. No matter what the color of California on the electoral map, there’s green to be made by business in shaping the laws of the Golden State. The difference between the surface show of politics and what goes on in the backrooms has always intrigued me. Although I enjoy covering the glamour of big campaigns, I know the real story is often found among the lobbyists and...

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INSIDE THE LOOMING DISASTER OF THE SALTON SEA...

May 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Climate by Alejandro Davila Fragoso CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Alejandro Davila Fragoso Dead tilapia lines the shores of the Salton Sea, California’s largest lake. Located in Imperial County, the manmade Salton Sea is drying up fast, threatening the fate of fish, migratory bird species and even public health as exposed playa will create dust bowls, harming an area known for high asthma rates and high levels of air pollution.   BOMBAY BEACH, CALIFORNIA — The lake is drying up, uncounted dead fish line the shore, and the desert town is losing people. It could be the plot of a post-apocalyptic movie set in the future, but this is actually happening here and it has been going on for years. It wasn’t always like this, of course. There was a time when this town was...

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THOUSANDS OF UNDOCUMENTED KIDS CAN NOW ENROLL IN HEALTH CARE COVERAGE...

May 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee THINK PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, speaks at a rally where health care and immigrant rights advocates celebrated the expansion of Medi-Cal to children and teens illegally brought to the United States, held at the Capitol Monday, May 16, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.   This week, more than 170,000 undocumented children became eligible to enroll in state-funded health insurance plans in California, going beyond Obamacare to allow more immigrants to have access to comprehensive health services for the first time in the state. The “Health4AllKids” health care expansion allows low-income children under the age of 19 to receive affordable care under Medi-Cal, the name for California’s Medicaid program, regardless of their immigration status. This will allow undocumented kids to access the full scope...

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N.Y. LAW PROFESSOR ADDRESS U.N. ON GOVERNMENT VACCINE POLICIES VIOLATING NUREMBERG CODE...

May 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Law Professor Mary Holland addressing the U.N. regarding civil rights related to government vaccine policies. Comments by Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor New York University research scholar and law professor Mary Holland recently addressed the United Nations at the 25th International Health and Environment Conference. Professor Holland has been one of the lone voices in the U.S. addressing the legal ramifications of removing parental rights to informed consent for childhood vaccines.  She has previously written for Health Impact News on this issue. See: Killing the Messenger: U.S. Vaccine Law and Policy Professor Holland sees major civil rights issues involved in government vaccine policies that remove  informed consent rights to refuse mandatory vaccinations. She reminds the United Nations that history has shown us the results of such overt government intrusion into personal medical...

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THE STAND AGAINST FORCED VACCINATION ACROSS THE STATES AND THE NVIC ADVOCACY PORTAL...

May 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Dawn Richardson, NVIC Director of Advocacy In 2015, state legislatures across the United States experienced an unprecedented flood of bills backed by the pharmaceutical and medical trade industries to restrict or remove personal belief vaccine exemptions, expand electronic vaccine tracking systems, and require more vaccines for children in school and adults in the workplace. The web-based NVIC Advocacy Portal, which was launched in 2010 to protect and expand the right to exercise informed consent to vaccination, was utilized more in 2015 than in any other previous year. NVIC’s Advocacy program tracked 160 bills across 41 states and four national bills in 2015! The NVIC Advocacy Portal is a free online communications network that connects registered users with their legislators through their smart phones, tablets and computers. Through the Portal, NVIC’s advocacy...

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Monsanto’s Controversial Glyphosate Herbicide Is Being Sprayed in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland...

Apr 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Environment The herbicide was classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization. By Lorraine Chow / EcoWatch  VIA ALTERNET Man in a protective suit spraying plants against pests, Disinfection, photography Photo Credit: overcrew/Shutterstock Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir have published two new interactive maps showing where glyphosate is being sprayed in California’s Bay Area and Portland. Based on the maps, glyphosate—the cancer-linked main ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup—is being used in a number of public spaces including parks and playgrounds in both cities. According to a press release sent to EcoWatch, the Portland map displays 1,592 locations in the city where herbicides containing glyphosate are being sprayed. “Monsanto’s Roundup and its key ingredient glyphosate are major weapons in the Portland Parks Department’s arsenal of herbicides,” the release states. A Care2 petition has been posted to...

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THIS PROGRAM WILL MAKE CUTTING CARBON EMISSIONS LUCRATIVE FOR FARMERS...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Climate by Natasha Geiling CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Mark Isbell   When Mark Isbell, a third-generation rice farmer in central Arkansas, tallies up his profits for this year, he’ll count a few extra dollars from a unique source: the greenhouse gases that his 3,200-acre farm didn’t emit. Isbell is part of a small group of farmers participating in a new project piloted by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), in conjunction with the USDA, and approved by the American Carbon Registry. The program encourages rice farmers in California and the Mid-South to adopt a series of greenhouse-gas mitigating practices on their fields by allowing them to cash in on the carbon emissions that they offset using California’s carbon market. “You always have to be looking forward,” Isbell told ThinkProgress. “It seems like this is the...

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Why Southern California’s New Cloud Seeding Project Is Putting Conspiracy Theorists into a Frenzy...

Mar 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Environment Five years into a crippling drought, Los Angeles County is trying to make it rain. Skeptics believe something much more nefarious is going on. By Reynard Loki / AlterNet   Lightning storm over city in purple light Photo Credit: Vasin Lee/Shutterstock California got a brief respite from its historic drought, thanks to a recent wave of storms that swept across the West Coast, filling reservoirs and replenishing snowpack. Grateful residents don’t just have El Niño to thank: Part of the rainfall was, in fact, man-made. But there are some who believe that something more sinister may be afoot. Mother Nature gets a boost from science Now suffering through its fifth year of a crippling drought, the Golden State was done waiting for Mother Nature to do her thing, so officials and...

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The West Coast Is the World’s 5th Largest Economy. Can It Unite to Stop Big Oil?...

Mar 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   From First Nations activism to innovative city initiatives, the West Coast is leading the fight against global warming even as many countries lag behind. By Arun Gupta / YES! Magazine   VIA ALTERNET Oil and gas well silhouette in remote rural area, profiled on sunset sky Photo Credit: Calin Tatu Rex Parris, the three-term Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, is no squishy liberal. “I believe when you walk out the door of your home, you should be safe. I think capitalism is the best economic system we have available, and the United States should have the strongest military in the world.” But when it comes to climate change, Parris calls it “the greatest threat facing the human race since the beginning of time.” He’s a rarity in a party in which nearly all...

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UTILITIES, SOLAR ENERGY AND THE FIGHT FOR YOUR ROOF...

Mar 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] HUFFNGTON POST GREEN Blend Images – Dave and Les Jacobs via Getty Images Seth Blumsack, Pennsylvania State University Solar power in suburbia: what’s not to like? Gray Watson, CC BY-SA By many accounts, the spread of solar power is unstoppable. Costs continue to fall at a blistering pace, solutions to give consumers a solar-powered home without needing to connect to the grid for back-up power are emerging, and even the U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in, with a recent ruling that is favorable for the solar energy market. Seen another way, though, solar power is seeing serious threats. Predictions from even last year were that solar energy would soon match the price of electricity from utilities — known as “grid parity” in the business. But the plummeting cost of natural gas, which has...

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CALIFORNIA MOVES FORWARD WITH DRILLING IN PROTECTED AQUIFIERS...

Feb 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Samantha Page CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File California has both water and oil underground. Which is worth more?   A California regulator is asking the EPA to officially allow oil drilling and wastewater disposal in a protected aquifer near San Luis Obispo. The request is the first of dozens the state is expected to make, after revelations surfaced that the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources had, for years, improperly issued permits to inject wastewater into underground basins protected by the Clean Water Act. The California Water Board has signed off on its sister agency’s request, saying that the aquifer is separated from local drinking water sources by an “impermeable barrier.” But residents and environmentalists are skeptical. Californians have good reason to be skeptical that the division, known...

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Exxon is Flooding the World with Fossil Fuels that Could Destroy Life As We Know It...

Feb 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment Exxon’s never-ending big dig. By Bill McKibben / Tom Dispatch Photo Credit: Kamonrat/Shutterstock.com Here’s the story so far. We have the chief legal representatives of the eighth and 16th largest economies on Earth (California and New York) probing the biggest fossil fuel company on Earth (ExxonMobil), while both Democratic presidential candidates are demanding that the federal Department of Justice join the investigation of what may prove to be one of the biggest corporate scandals in American history.  And that’s just the beginning.  As bad as Exxon has been in the past, what it’s doing now — entirely legally — is helping push the planet over the edge and into the biggest crisis in the entire span of the human story. Back in the fall, you might have heard something about how Exxon...

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Chris Hedges: How One City Is Revolting Against Corporate Takeover...

Feb 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Investigations Chris Hedges investigates the ways in which a radical city councilman and a civil rights attorney counteract the takeover of Salinas, CA by a multi-million dollar industry. By Chris Hedges / The Real News Network Photo Credit: teleSUR/Days of Revolt Editor’s note: This epidosode agricultural corporations, in particular in Salinas, California and their effect on communities and grassroots democratic movements with host Chris Hedges, Jose Castaneda, an independent radical city councilperson and Anthony Prince, an attorney who has been working with groups in Salinas to fight back against the power of big business. WATCH: The full segment below: HEDGES: So, Jose, let’s begin by talking about what’s happened in your city. You are home to some of the largest agricultural corporations, not only in the country but in the world. JOSE CASTANEDA:...

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