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Food Bank Receives $530 From Solstice Holiday Mixer... Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 December 2013 10:00

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We are grateful to all of our friends who attended the December 4th, Solstice Holiday Mixer, especially Bliss Cafe, SLO Green Build, and Grid Alternatives. All together, $530 was raised for the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo County! These funds will be used to provide food for needy families this holiday season.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 10:01
 
Walmart Fined $81 Million for Toxic Dumping Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 09:39

http://www.brandchannel.com/home/post/2013/05/29/Walmart-Waste-Fine-052913.aspx

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GREAT NEWS! Print E-mail
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Saturday, 25 May 2013 22:37

GREAT NEWS! Thailand to end ivory trade...
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?207736

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 May 2013 22:40
 
OREGON SET TO BAN GM SALMON AND MANDATE GMO LABELING Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 April 2013 08:22

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Three legislative bills were recently introduced in Oregon that would require all GMOs to be properly labelled, as well as prohibit the import and sale of GM salmon. www.collective-evolution.com/2013/04/01/oregon-pushes-to-ban-gm-salmon-and-mandate-gmo-labelling/

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 17:20
 
2012: Breaking Records Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:38

2012highesttempGraphAccording to researchers at the National Oceanic and Administrative Association 2012 was the hottest year in the continental United States since the government began keeping track in 1895.

With an average temperature of 55.3 degrees, 2012 broke the previous record-holding high in 1998 by a full degree, and exceeded the 20th century average by 3.2 degrees.

2012 was also notable for its lack of precipitation. Drought conditions in the lower 48 states peaked in July, with 61 percent of the nation in a moderate to exceptional drought.

California saw its third driest winter on record. Snowpack is a precious source of water for much of California, and in ranges like the Sierras, it was much below normal in 2012.

“A picture is emerging of a world with more extreme heat,” said Andrew Dessler, a Texas A&M University climate scientist. “Not every year will be hot, but when heat waves do occur, the heat will be more extreme. People need to begin to prepare for that future.”

 
A Seal Slaughter in Canada Has Been Cancelled! Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 March 2013 08:12

sealThe Huffington Post reports that the annual hunt on Hay Island was called off. The seals of Hay Island were spared last year as well. The Hay Island hunt usually kills a few hundred seals each year, out of the hundreds of thousands bludgeoned to death off the Newfoundland coast. A spokesman for the hunters said that they had suspended the hunt because of low market demand for seal pelts. The president of the Canadian Seals Association agreed: “Right now we're in a situation where we don't have very many markets.” He added, “if there is no market, no buyers, there’s not much point in taking the seals.” It is comforting to learn that the killers weren't bashing in the heads of helpless baby seals just for fun — it was just for money. The Hay Island slaughter is a drop in the bucket of seal blood Canadian hunters shed each year, but it is a sign that the tide may be turning against the industry!


Read More: http://www.care2.com/causes/hundreds-of-baby-seals-saved-from-slaughter.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mobileweb/2013/02/26/seal-hunt-cancelled-hay-island-nova-scotia_n_2769300.html

 
Climate Change Coverage Declines in 2012 Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:35

2012mediacvgeGraphAn analysis conducted by the website, Media Matters, found that the coverage given to climate change by Television’s biggest networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox) has declined significantly since 2009.

The amount of airtime that Sunday news shows gave to climate change subjects dropped from a little over an hour in 2009 to 8 minutes in 2012. Over half of those 8 minutes were devoted to Republican presidential candidates like Rick Santorum who called global warming, “junk science.”

Nightly news programs did a little better, with just over an hour of climate change coverage, up from 2011, but driven mostly by extreme weather events, and still much less than the amount of attention given to the subject in 2009.

Even with the announcement by NOAA that 2012 was the warmest year on record, major networks are still reluctant to give the public balanced coverage of climate change.

 
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