Category Archives: Health

America’s deadly racial gap: Minorities are exposed to nearly 40 percent more air pollution than whites

A new study highlights dramatic environmental injustice in the U.S. By Lindsay Abrams Salon.com Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 http://www.salon.com/2014/04/17/americas_deadly_racial_gap_minorities_are_exposed_to_nearly_40_percent_more_air_pollution_than_whites/

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Mendocino County: Charting a new course for water protection?

Blog post by Shannon Biggs, Global Exchange http://www.globalexchange.org/blogs/peopletopeople/2014/04/01/mendocino-county-charting-a-new-course-for-water-protection/

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Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

By CORAL DAVENPORT   APRIL 14, 2014 “Experts also note that a shift at the national level could come as more states enact climate change policies. Currently California and several Northeastern states, including New York, have enacted state-level programs to … Continue reading

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Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenz

A worldwide extreme energy boom, modelled after Canada’s, is unleashing weapons of mass ecological destructionPosted by Martin Lukacs  Wednesday 16 April 2014  theguardian.comhttp://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/16/canada-becoming-launch-pad-of-a-global-tar-sands-and-oil-shale-frenzy

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In Small Canadian Town Democracy Wins, Tar Sands Loses

 Kitimat, British Columbia’s ‘no’ vote follows widespread opposition to Northern Gatway – Andrea Germanos, staff writer https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-4

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Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014

http://www.350bayarea.org/climatecon2014

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Declaration of the Rights Held by Future Generations and Bill of Responsibilities for Present Generations

Originally posted on Toward a Declaration of the Rights Held by Future Generations:
What follows is a living draft Declaration of the Rights Held by Future Generations and Bill of Responsibilities for Present Generations. These were first drafted by those who attended…

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Albany Places Moratorium On Crude Oil Processing Expansion Until Health Study Is Completed

By  MARY ESCH  AP Posted: 03/12/2014  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/12/albany-crude-oil-moratorium_n_4951229.html

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Healing Walks Website Up!

connectthedotshealingjourneys.org

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A Call to Action: A Preliminary Report on Current Air Quality Levels and the Impacts of the Proposed WesPac Oil Terminal in Pittsburg

Click to access pittsburgairsamplesreport.pdf

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