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Fwd: MEDICINAL AND EDIBLE PLANT WALK: Hike led by Susan Marynowski – claudiam@cinemaverde.org – Cinema Verde Mail

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 WHAT We will wander to examine the food and medicine that is right beneath our feet and over our heads! We will find, learn to identify, discuss, and sample common seasonal weeds-both native and non-native-that can be used for their nutritional and medicinal properties. The usefulness of knowing plant families will be discussed. We will [...]

Toxic Waters: Consumption Advisories on Life-Giving Year-Round Fish Threaten Health

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The iconic Chinook salmon, for millennia a cornerstone of Pacific Northwest diet, spirituality, ceremony and even the tribes’ economy, is fast becoming toxic in Washington State.
via Toxic Waters: Consumption Advisories on Life-Giving Year-Round Fish Threaten Health – ICTMN.com.

Monarchs need our help

Independent environmental consultant Ellen Moyer, Ph.D., P.E., writes this excellent column on monarch butterflies and how we can help for Huffington Post. Follow the comments, as well. She interacts with questioners to respond to criticism intelligently. 
The nonprofit organization Make Way for Monarchs is calling for April 14, 2014, the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s [...]

Fwd: April 14th – Public presentation on Indigenous Groups and Climate Science

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14 April 2014, 5:30 p.m., Weil Hall 0270

Indigenous peoples living in North America have been affected by climate change in many ways, ranging from the losses of “first foods” to the permanent relocation of entire communities. As they develop ways to respond to the effects of climate change, however, Indigenous communities often face obstacles in [...]

Japan’s Controversial Whaling Program Suspended By World Court

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The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation’s annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes — as Tokyo had claimed — and ordered it halted.
via Japan’s Controversial Whaling Program Suspended By World Court.

ON FRACKING: Cinema Verde Film Screenings

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Executive Producer Mark Lichty joins us to discuss his film Groundswell Rising and the dangers of fracking: 6 p.m., April 16 at 716 N. Main Street in downtown Gainesville, Florida. DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR SIERRA CLUB MEMBERS AND GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Cinema Verde Film Screenings

Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida’s Everglades : NPR

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  As oil production goes, Florida isn’t much of a player. The state     produced less than 2 million barrels last year, which is how much oil   Texas pumps from its wells each day.

That’s about to change as the revolution in oil drilling technology comes to Florida.

A Texas company has already received permission from the state [...]

Pro-Fracking Guest: Appearing On The Daily Show ‘Felt Like Three Hours Of Waterboarding’

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The “Daily Show” ran a segment on hydraulic fracturing on Thursday night that featured its “correspondent” Asif Mandvi interviewing people on the controversial oil and gas extraction process known as “fracking.”
via Pro-Fracking Guest: Appearing On The Daily Show ‘Felt Like Three Hours Of Waterboarding’.
JOIN US AT OUR GREEN DRINKS EVENT APRIL 16TH WHERE WE WILL [...]

The San Francisco Globe

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Seeing Famous Places From Above Is Surreal.
These birds eye views are seriously incredible. It reminds us of how beautiful the Earth truly is.
via The San Francisco Globe.

Eating meat, dairy adds to global warming

Click Green staff runs the numbers:
Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
Carbon dioxide emissions from the energy and transportation sectors currently account for the largest share of climate pollution.
However, a study from [...]

California sucks out groundwater

Tom Philpott looks at California’s water situation for Mother Jones:
California is locked in an epochal drought—and yet produce aisles nationwide still brim with reasonably prices fruit and vegetables from the Golden State. How does California continue proving half of US-grown vegetables under such parched conditions?
Peter Gleick, president of the president of the Pacific Institute, one [...]

Climate Change Already Felt ‘On All Continents And Across The Oceans,’ IPCC Finds

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Climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans”, damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting glaciers, according to the leaked text of a blockbuster UN climate science report due out on Monday.
via Climate Change Already Felt ‘On All Continents And Across The Oceans,’ IPCC Finds.

Worlds Biggest Coal Company, Worlds Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People

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Peabody Energy Corp., the worlds largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month extolling the virtues of coal energy for poor people.
via Worlds Biggest Coal Company, Worlds Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People.

Prairie Chicken awaits protection

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter covers the controversy:
An Endangered Species Act listing for the lesser prairie chicken is either a death knell for the U.S. oil boom or business as usual for energy developers and landowners in the southern Great Plains.
It depends on whom you ask.
The Fish and Wildlife Service by March 30 must decide whether [...]

Salmon struggle in drought

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014 – 11:11 pm in the Sacramento Bee
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014 – 11:18 pm
By Matt Weiser

Wildlife officials on Tuesday formally launched a massive trucking operation to move 30 million Sacramento River salmon toward the sea to help the fish avoid harmful river conditions caused by drought.
Tuesday’s operation transported about [...]