President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”

Dutch Guy Was Annoyed By The Trash On His Way To Work So He Did This

April 21, 2015, www.boredpanda.com | “Tommy Kleyn, a guy in the Netherlands, has showed us just how easy it is to volunteer in your community. He cleaned up a heavily polluted waterfront on his way to work, and all he had to do was wake up half an hour earlier every day until the trash was all gone. After he posted the images on Facebook, he even got some help from his friends. All it took was filling up one garbage bag at a time until the work was done!”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS

Woman walks Paris marathon with bucket on head

bucket469459594.jpgApril 13, 2015, www.cbsnews.com | “Mark Korir of Kenya won the Paris Marathon on Sunday but it was an unknown woman from Gambia who was turning heads. Siabatou Sanneh carried a jerry can of water on her head, while holding a placard that read: ‘In Africa, women travel this distance everyday to get potable water.'”

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“At the Paris Marathon last Sunday, Siabatou Sanneh of Gambia stood out from the other racers — in addition to her race number, she wore traditional Gambian garb and carried 45 pounds of water on her head. Sanneh, who had never left her home country before, participated in the marathon as part of an effort to raise awareness of the difficulties African women face in accessing clean water…”

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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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The USGS tries to cope with earthquakes induced by fluid injection

February 19, 2015, www.sott.net | “A paper published today in Science provides a case for increasing transparency and data collection to enable strategies for mitigating the effects of human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater injection associated with oil and gas production in the United States. The paper is the result of a series of workshops led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the University of Colorado, Oklahoma Geological Survey and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, suggests that it is possible to reduce the hazard of induced seismicity through management of injection activities.”

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New York City moves to ban plastic foam containers

AFP Photo/Spencer PlattJanuary 10, 2015, rt.com | “New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving forward on a plan to ban city food establishments from using plastic foam containers because of the harm they cause the environment. The ban will leave restaurateurs and food vendors in a bind.”

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First Snows Mountain Blessing, Mount Ashland

Peia Luzzi offered her musical talents while individuals approached the altar. JD Anderson. Ashland Daily Tidings, 11-24-14January 7, 2014, goodnewsfortheearth.org | “No speeches, no sermons, only uninterrupted prayers, spoken and musical — all heart!  In how many more places can we do what we did on Mount Ashland on 11/23, thanks to those offering prayers, spoken and musical (clockwise from bottom left) Nancy Bloom, Naomi Kerongo, Devon Strong, Peia Jessyka Luzzi, Zahira Clement, Larry Morningstar, and (not shown) Ron Griffith, Sara Tone, Krishna Deva, Suzanne Mathis McQueen, & Robert “Bobcat” Brothers — with help from Olympic Skier and snow ceremony activist Suzy Chaffee.”

3 YEARS AGO – SOUTHERN UTE CEREMONY BRINGS SNOW TO VAIL
Ending worst dry spell in 30 years, 8” that day, and 2 ft in the next 2 weeks.
“The amazing thing is that it actually worked,”
— Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal
“It not only helps us here, it helps Mother Earth.”
— Eddie Box Jr, ceremony leader, Southern Utes, January 7, 2012
“The storm broke a spell that had been Vail’s driest in 30 years, dumping eight inches at Vail, nine at Beaver Creek, seven at Breckenridge and six inches at Steamboat that day.” – Vail Business Journal
Sources: Wall Street Journal , Vail Business Journal. Indian Country, and more.
http://www.wsj.com/…/SB100014240529702044680045771670423824…, including “Lunch Break” video interview with Ben Cohen.
Top Photo: “Southern Ute Indian royalty, Little Miss Southern Ute Alternate, Yllana Chanelle Howe, 7, right center, Junior Miss Southern Ute, Izabella “Oewichichi” Howe, 10, center, and their mother, Marquetta Howe, left, help lead the crowd in a Southern Ute snow dance Saturday at the base of the Vista bahn chair lift in Vail Village. Yllana’s Ute name is “Nanacivchi” meaning butterfly while Izabella’s Ute name is “Oewichichi” meaning Yellow Bird.”, from Indian Country.
Bottom Photo: an unidentified young man and Betty Box, the wife of Eddie Box, Jr.
This a screen shot taken from the main video in the Wall Street Journal article.
! Thanks to Suzy Chaffee, Olympic Skier, activist for Snow Ceremonies by Native Americans, and Ski Programs for Native Youth, President of the Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF.org) for letting me know about this, and to Jamie Schectman, Mount Ashland Ski Area, who introduced us after inviting me to organize a similar ceremony on Mount Ashland, a “First Snows” Mountain Blessing, 11/23/14. Afterwards, Jamie was happy to report that there was “considerably more snow than forecasted.”
3 YEARS AGO – SOUTHERN UTE CEREMONY BRINGS SNOW TO VAIL<br />
Ending worst dry spell in 30 years, 8” that day, and 2 ft in the next 2 weeks.<br />
“The amazing thing is that it actually worked,”<br />
-- Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal<br />
"It not only helps us here, it helps Mother Earth.”<br />
-- Eddie Box Jr, ceremony leader, Southern Utes, January 7, 2012<br />
“The storm broke a spell that had been Vail’s driest in 30 years, dumping eight inches at Vail, nine at Beaver Creek, seven at Breckenridge and six inches at Steamboat that day.” – Vail Business Journal<br />
Sources: Wall Street Journal , Vail Business Journal. Indian Country, and more.<br />
http://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970204468004577167042382438200, including "Lunch Break" video interview with Ben Cohen.<br />
http://www.vailbusinessjournal.com/article.php?id=6679<br />
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/01/13/southern-utes-snow-dance-works-wonders-weather-72125<br />
http://www.outdoors720.com/2012/01/vail-resorts-to-snow-dance-lake-tahoe.html<br />
Top Photo: “Southern Ute Indian royalty, Little Miss Southern Ute Alternate, Yllana Chanelle Howe, 7, right center, Junior Miss Southern Ute, Izabella "Oewichichi" Howe, 10, center, and their mother, Marquetta Howe, left, help lead the crowd in a Southern Ute snow dance Saturday at the base of the Vista bahn chair lift in Vail Village. Yllana's Ute name is "Nanacivchi" meaning butterfly while Izabella's Ute name is "Oewichichi" meaning Yellow Bird.”, from Indian Country.<br />
Bottom Photo: an unidentified young man and Betty Box, the wife of Eddie Box, Jr.<br />
This a screen shot taken from the main video in the Wall Street Journal article.</p>
<p>! Thanks to Suzy Chaffee, Olympic Skier, activist for Snow Ceremonies by Native Americans, and Ski Programs for Native Youth, President of the Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF.org) for letting me know about this, and to Jamie Schectman, Mount Ashland Ski Area, who introduced us after inviting me to organize a similar ceremony on Mount Ashland, a “First Snows” Mountain Blessing, 11/23/14. Afterwards, Jamie was happy to report that there was “considerably more snow than forecasted.”<br />
http://goodnewsfortheearth.org/first-snows-mountain-blessing/</p>
<p>-- Reported by Robert Brothers
COMMENTS:

  • Lou FedericoWe are more powerful than we realize, we have just forgotten these truths. Thanks for sharing, we need to be reminded from time to time, just who we are.”
  • Robert BrothersVideo showing lots of powder snow the day after: The Ute Indian Tribe Perform A Snow Dance in Vail Colorado https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daj-uorWRuk#t=18

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  • Suzy ChaffeeHail Robert “Bobcat” Brothers for giving gratitude to Southern Ute Elder Eddie Box Jr. for leading the 2012 Vail Snowdance Miracle, restoring joy to millions of Colorado skiers, residents and Nature. A few weeks later on January 28, in appreciation to our compassionate Mother Earth, Ute Mt Elder-snowboarder Reggie Lopez led a Gratitude Snowdance in Telluride to the delight of Tel-Ski’s owner Chuck Horning. The Rocky Mts were blessed with more snow and Telluride the most … 6 ft… thanks to having a Ute Snowsports Program. Giving Gratitude and hosting on-going programs inspire amazing Snowblessings!”

Feds Finally Assert Humboldt’s Right to Trinity River Water Under 1955 Agreement

January 2, 2015, lostcoastoutpost.com | “The U.S. Interior Department just made public a legal opinion on a 60-year-old water fight, affirming Humboldt County’s right under a 1955 agreement with state lawmakers for 50,000 acre-feet of Trinity River water each year. This is something that local officials and county tribal leaders have been advocating for a long, long time.”

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Native Americans Launch ‘Love Water Not Oil’ Ride to Protest Fracking Pipeline

August 24, 2014, www.nationofchange.org | “Winona LaDuke, executive director of Native environmental group Honor the Earth, launched the “Love Water Not Oil” horse ride this week to draw attention to the group’s continued opposition to the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline. It would carry fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale oil fields through the Sandy Lake and Rice Lake watersheds in northern Minnesota. The area is not only rich in recreational fishing facilities but it is also home to vast fields of wild rice or manoomim, a Native American staple.”

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