The City of San Diego is Suing Monsanto for Poisoning its Marine Life and Polluting its Bay

March 17, 2015, althealthworks.com | “The Monsanto Company produces a large volume of different chemicals, and many of them are also manufactured by competitors. But when it comes to the dangerously carcinogenic PCBs that have wreaked havoc on towns and waterways across the country, Monsanto stands (virtually) alone: 99 percent of PCB production in the United States was done by the agricultural giant according to this report from the Food & Water Watch.”

 

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Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections

'WIN! Court upholds protections for the endangered marbled murrelet and its nesting habitat, coastal old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest. http://ejus.tc/1GJ7XOe

This is the fifth time the timber industry has tried to challenge federal endangered species protections to gain access to logging the last and most mature old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest, and been rejected. Maybe this time they’ll realize that protecting biological treasures of old growth forests is a priority. 

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March 2, 2015, earthjustice.org | “The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals last Friday rejected yet another attempt by the timber industry to remove federal endangered species protections from the marbled murrelet, a unique coastal bird found in the Pacific Northwest. The appeal was the timber industry’s fifth attempt in the past decade to eliminate protections for the old-growth forests that marbled murrelets call home, despite undisputed scientific evidence which has shown that murrelets are continuing to disappear from the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California.”

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“EARTHJUSTICE DOES IT AGAIN….OLD GROWTH FORESTS AND MARBLED MURRELET PROTECTED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
WIN! Court upholds protections for the endangered marbled murrelet and its nesting habitat, coastal old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest. http://ejus.tc/1GJ7XOe
This is the fifth time the timber industry has tried to challenge federal endangered species protections to gain access to logging the last and most mature old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest, and been rejected. Maybe this time they’ll realize that protecting biological treasures of old growth forests is a priority.
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  • Robert BrothersHmmm, which year is this? The first time Earthjustice helped us get solid protection for Marbled Murrelets and Ancient Forests was with the lawsuits leading to the Northwest Forest Plan of 1994.

    “Eternal Vigilance.” — Brock Evans, president, Endangered Species Coalition.”
  • Olivia EllisGood news, indeed. Wish Earthjustice could save our old growth forests in the George Washington National Park. It is being sold off in million acre parcels and offered free to fracking freaks at Dominion Power, somebody giving them permission to install 42 inch pipelines across the entire Appalachian Range, including all the headwaters to the midatlantic population! Talk about hard-to-cure-addictions. And criminals running loose!”

Coming to Your Dinner Plate: Dolphin-and-Whale-Safe Seafood

Jan 7, 2015 www.takepart.com | “‘About 90 percent of the seafood Americans eat is imported from countries that do not require fishing operators to avoid killing marine mammals trapped in their nets. An estimated 650,000 whales, dolphins, and other ocean animals perish each year as the bycatch of commercial fishing gear. Such equipment includes gill nets and long lines that stretch up to a mile, with hundreds of hooks baited with fish that marine mammals eat.”

After decades of delay, the U.S. is getting serious about sustainable seafood.
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Feds Agree to Implement Seafood Import Ban to Protect Whales and Dolphins

January 6, 2015, www.biologicaldiversity.org | “In a landmark settlement reached yesterday, the U.S. government agreed to adopt new rules that ensure seafood imported into the United States meets high standards for protecting whales and dolphins. The long-delayed regulations will require foreign fisheries to meet the same marine mammal protection standards required of U.S. fishermen or be denied import privileges, thus implementing a 40-year-old provision of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.”

GREAT NEWS
NEW YORK— In a landmark settlement reached yesterday, the U.S. government agreed to adopt new…
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Feds to Release Water for Klamath and Trinity Salmon; Farm Districts Protest

(Dan Brekke/KQED)August 22, 2014, blogs.kqed.org | “The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that it will release water over the next several weeks to aid chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers — a move that native tribes on the river have lobbied for to prevent a repeat of a catastrophic die-off that killed tens of thousands of fish headed upstream to spawn in 2002.”

BUREAUCRAT STANDS UP FOR SALMON
A big shout out to David Murillo, Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Regional Director, for his openness to new information about the risk of a disastrous fish kill in the Klamath River, and his courage to reverse his earlier decision to withhold water, knowing that he would now be immediately challenged in court.
Given the choice between a massive fish kill vs. a bit more irrigation water for the Central Valley, he made the right call. Bureaucrats who stand up to big money need our support, so let’s give it to him! Call his office at 916-978-5000 during business hours, Monday-Friday.
Photo: BUREAUCRAT STANDS UP FOR SALMON
A big shout out to David Murillo, Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Regional Director, for his openness to new information about the risk of a disastrous fish kill in the Klamath River, and his courage to reverse his earlier decision to withhold water, knowing that he would now be immediately challenged in court. 
Given the choice between a massive fish kill vs. a bit more irrigation water for the Central Valley, he made the right call. Bureaucrats who stand up to big money need our support, so let's give it to him!  Call his office at 916-978-5000 during business hours, Monday-Friday.

Why conservationists need a little hope: saving themselves from becoming the most depressing scientists on the planet

August 19, 2014, news.mongabay.com | “Here’s a challenge: take a conservationist out for a drink and ask them about their work. Nine times out of ten—or possibly more—you’ll walk away feeling frustrated, despondent, and utterly hopeless. You’ll hear about rainforests being chopped down for palm oil or chopsticks; or a just-discovered species that probably just went extinct; or a government that is worse than ambivalent: corrupt; or a shadowy corporation that’s doing some horrific thing to ecosystems and local people just to make greedy shareholders happy.”

Here’s a great article about why to support the kind of cheerleading that we do at Good News for the Earth —
interviews with top conservation biologists
Why conservationists need a little hope
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the human brain is wired to try harder only when there is reason to believe that those efforts will make a difference. — The Sword of Damocles over our head is not the right image
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Loggerheads win new protection in Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

July 9, 2014, www.biologicaldiversity.org | “Across 685 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi, loggerhead sea turtles now swim in federally protected waters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday designated those coastlines, as well as 300,000 square miles in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, as a critical habitat for this endangered turtle species, the largest federal protection of its kind.”

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Loggerheads win new protection in Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico
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WASHINGTON — Across 685 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi, loggerhead sea turtles now swim in federally protected waters.
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Trevor Teaches Children About Environmentalism With His Eco-Adventures

July 8, 2014, www.care2.com | “Raising awareness about how we are harming our planet isn’t easy, and explaining the problem to our children is a particular challenge. That’s where Trevor’s Eco-Education Foundation comes in with its new children’s book ‘Trevor’s Travels Eco Adventures: The Ocean Calls.'”

 

Trevor Teaches Children About Environmentalism With His Eco-Adventures
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Trevor’s Eco-Education Foundation came out with a new children’s book, Trevor’s Travels Eco Adventures: The Ocean…
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EPA protects Kauai water quality by compelling Tahiti Nui to close cesspools

May 27, 2014, yosemite.epa.gov | “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has reached a settlement with Tahiti Nui Enterprises that includes a $69,000 penalty for its longstanding failure to close three large capacity cesspools at the Tahiti Nui Restaurant and Bar in Hanalei, Kauai.”

05/27/2014: EPA protects Kauai water quality by compelling Tahiti Nui Restaurant to Close Cesspools
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See the right hand column of this link for more EPA accomplishments re clothes dryers, emergency planning, storm water discharge, and old diesel engines.
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Deutsche Bank confirms it won’t fund Abbot Point expansion

May 23, 2014, www.qt.com.au | “ONE of the world’s largest banks, Deutsche Bank, pulled back from funding Abbot Point coal expansion at its Annual General Meeting last night, citing concern over its impact on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.”

BIG WIN!
in Australia! Deutsche Bank just announced that it will pull back from funding the Abbot Point coal terminal, citing concern for impacts on the Great Barrier Reef.
Could this be a good sign of things to come for those fighting Australia’s coal exports?
Congrats to our friends at Market Forces, who have been pushing for this for months!
Deutsche Bank pulls funding for Abbot Pt to save the reef
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ONE of the world’s largest banks, Deutsche Bank, pulled back from funding Abbot Point coal expansion, citing concern over its impact on the Reef.

 

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