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    Compost & Organic Farming Absorb Carbon

    Compost helps build soil, store carbon, absorb water, increase food, and increase resilience. Food production (mostly hemical fertilizers and feedlots) causes 20% of greenhouse gases. Ocean acidification could harm the phytoplankton, which creates much of the world's oxygen. See the last 5 minutes of Michael Pollan's talk. link

    Activist asks for Non-violent Community Defense Protests

    Razz Gormley volunteered to to go join Greenpeace and rappel off the bridge to block the Shell oil icebreaker in Portland. Fracking gas companies and oil companies drilling in the Arctic corrupt our courts, legislatures, elections, governor, and Congress. So he asks us to help, and says there is a great group of people who will support you. Here is the article:link . He is a leader in this group:frack free colorado.

    Greenpeace Delayed Shell

    A Boulder activist with Frack Free Colorado hung from the bridge with other Greenpeace activists, delaying the Shell icebreaker ship from getting up Alaska. The activists who were hanging 100 feet below the bridge and 100 feet above the water and roped together. After 3 of them were removed by police, lots of kayaks tried to block the ship. When the police grabbed the kayaks, some of the kayakers dove into the water and swam out to try to block the ship. This delay might keep the drilling from happening, the ice free season is short. LINK This reminds me of Ben White of the Animal Welfare Institute. He would swim next to navy ships with superloud sonar and next to oil prospecting ships with superloud sounds, to put his body in the way these tests that would harm whales, dolphins, and fish. He also would cut the nets that trapped dolphins and whales that were being trapped for aquariums. Link link .