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Occupy Monsanto blockades Seminis seed distribution facility, shuts it down

By Occupy Monsanto On Wednesday, September 12 activists calling themselves the Genetic Crimes Unit (GCU) shut down shipping and receiving access points at Monsanto’s Oxnard seed distribution facility located at 2700 Camino Del Sol. By peacefully blockading the exit and access points the group effectively shut down the distribution of genetically engineered (GMO) seeds for … Continue reading Occupy Monsanto blockades Seminis seed distribution facility, shuts it down

Solidarity Needed with Winnemam Wintu in California

Call for solidarity in defense of Winnemem Wintu Coming of Age Ceremony The Winnemem Wintu are a salmon and middle water people living on what is left of their ancestral lands from Mt. Shasta down the McCloud River watershed in California. They have issued a request for solidarity in defense of a sacred Coming of … Continue reading Solidarity Needed with Winnemam Wintu in California

Judge throws out Quechan injunction against wind farm project threatening ancestral sites

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry A Federal judge has thrown out the Quechan Nation’s request for an injunction against the controversial Ocotillo Express Wind Project in western Imperial County, California. The Quechan filed for the injunction on May 14, just three days after the Bureau of Land Management, an agency of the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Judge throws out Quechan injunction against wind farm project threatening ancestral sites

US Navy study raises estimate of marine mammal casualties due to sonar and explosives

By the Associated Press The U.S. Navy may hurt more dolphins and whales by using sonar and explosives in Hawaii and California under a more thorough analysis that reflects new research and covers naval activities in a wider area than previous studies. The Navy estimates its use of explosives and sonar may unintentionally cause more … Continue reading US Navy study raises estimate of marine mammal casualties due to sonar and explosives

“Occupy the Farm” coalition takes over land tract near Berkeley to feed local community

By Jeff Conant / AlterNet Invoking the spirit of international peasant farmer movements La Via Campesina and Brazil’s Movimento Sem Terra, hundreds of people entered a five-acre plot of land at the Berkeley/Albany border on Sunday April 22, in one of this spring’s first high-profile actions of the Occupy movement. Their goal? To farm the … Continue reading “Occupy the Farm” coalition takes over land tract near Berkeley to feed local community

Climate change poses a flooding threat to nearly 4 million people in United States

By Environment News Service Nearly four million Americans are at risk of severe flooding as climate change raises sea levels and intensifies storm surges during the coming century, new research indicates. Two studies, published today in the journal “Environmental Research Letters,” provide evidence that sea levels are rising, creating higher and higher floods that will … Continue reading Climate change poses a flooding threat to nearly 4 million people in United States

Bright green colonialism: massive solar project threatens sacred Indian sites and wildlife

By Edward Helmore / The Guardian Of the many projects commissioned by the Obama administration to showcase its commitment to renewable energy, few are as grandly futuristic as the multibillion-dollar solar power projects under construction across broad swaths of desert on the California-Arizona border. But at least two developments, including the $1bn, 250-megawatt Genesis Solar … Continue reading Bright green colonialism: massive solar project threatens sacred Indian sites and wildlife

Weyerhaeuser subsidiary joins with Palomar College to desecrate Indian village and burial site

By Ahni, Intercontinental Cry Tomkav, a Luiseno village and burial site in Northern San Diego County, is being happily desecrated by developers working for Pardee Homes (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Corporation) and Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. On the morning of February 23, 2012, a group of bulldozers arrived to begin work on … Continue reading Weyerhaeuser subsidiary joins with Palomar College to desecrate Indian village and burial site

Air pollution in Southern California likely to kill up to 360,000 people

By Bernice Yeung / Huffington Post Southern Californians are among those at highest risk of death due to air pollution, according to recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research published in the journal Risk Analysis. The study, published last month, was conducted to “provide insight to the size and location of public health risks associated with … Continue reading Air pollution in Southern California likely to kill up to 360,000 people