August 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Fall Courses Available on Global Warming / on Climate Disruption

Temperature are rising! Snowfall is dwindling! Wildfire conditions are extending! That we are experiencing an unusually disrupted climate is hard to miss.  But what is causing it? Is it all a natural cycle? What is it doing, and can we do anything about it?

These are the questions that Alan Journet, Co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will answer in a series of courses to be offered locally this fall.

For those wanting a full and detailed discussion, through…

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Added by Alan Journet on August 17, 2014 at 5:43am — No Comments

People's Climate March @ Next SOCAN Meeting

The People’s Climate March (http://peoplesclimate.org/march/), is anticipated to be the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change that has ever been held. Slated for New York City on September 21st it will coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit.   The New York People’s Climate March in September plus Oregon solidarity events will be the subject of the Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Special Topic at our…

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Added by Alan Journet on August 12, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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Fukushima's Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says | Newsweek

A member of the media uses a Geiger counter at Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, February 23. The site includes hundreds of tanks containing about 777,000 tons of water laced with tritium that TEPCO has decided to dump into the nearby sea, despite opposition from local fishermen.

Tainted: Can California solve pot's pesticide problem? | The Cannifornian

The big difference will be the amount of pesticides in your weed. That’s because starting Jan. 2,  when California’s vast legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested — and most chemicals will be banned. Much of California’s cannabis is tainted, including the “medicinal” stuff. But soon state-sanctioned weed may become the greenest in the nation.

Monsanto, Bayer, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta defend their coming oligopoly (MON) (DD) (DOW) (SYT) | Quartz

Top executives from Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta today (Sept. 20) testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, making a case for why federal regulators should approve the mega-mergers, which stand to fundamentally reorganize global agriculture. (Executives from the sixth company involved in the consolidation, China National Chemical Corp., declined an invitation to appear at the hearing.)

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