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    We Need Political Will to Protect Biodiversity

    We Need Political Will to Protect Biodiversity

    We need changes in farming and in energy production  (from oil, gas, and coal)  to wind and solar.   “ The best options are found in better governance, putting biodiversity concerns into the heart of farming and energy policies, the application of scientific knowledge and technology, and increased awareness and behavioral changes,” Watson said. “The evidence shows that we do know how to protect and at least partially restore our vital natural assets. We know what we have to do.” Link

    Save the Clean Water Act along with the Streams, Wetlands and Lakes from Oil Companies.

    Save the Clean Water Act along with the Streams, Wetlands and Lakes from Oil Companies.

     

    Please click and comment to the EPA ant the Amy Corps of Engineers. Here is an alert from the Waterkeepers

    The last chance to comment on a Trump administration proposal that would gut the Clean Water Act is April 15. The proposal, which has no basis in science, would be disastrous for our waterways, removing safeguards from historically protected rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and other waters.

    SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT
    Just as a child with the flu can infect a whole classroom, pollution in these waterways could taint all the waters they connect with, imperiling drinking water sources and endangered species from coast to coast.

    Just a few examples:

    Sixty percent of creeks and streams in California could lose Clean Water Act protection.
    The Central Closed Basin, a 14,605-square-mile sub-watershed of the Rio Grande, stretching from Albuquerque into Mexico, could lose protection.
    Irrigation ditches that run for 250 miles along just one creek in the Rogue River watershed could lose protection.
    Montana’s Big Hole River, home to the last native sustaining population of Arctic Grayling in the lower 48 United States, could lose protection.
    Our complete work on this proposal is here.

    “It’s vital to the health of our larger rivers that these smaller rivers are protected,” says Wade Fellin, program director of Upper Missouri Waterkeeper.

    All our waters deserve protection. Speak up now to preserve the Clean Water Act’s protections for waterways around the country. We are close to 5,000 comments from our supporters. Please share this with a friend and help us get there!

    Note: Please personalize your comment by including the reasons why clean water is so important to you and any other concerns you have.

    Why Endangered Species Matter and What to Do to Save Them

    Why Endangered Species Matter and What to Do to Save Them

    Kelsey Wooddell says that the solution is  "mobilizing grassroots community groups to create "bottom-up" policies."  This wondrous article explores the vital functions of endangered species: bees pollinate crops, sea otters keep kelp forests healthy as sites for fish to spawn, wolves prevent overgrazing of bushes and trees, crops provide food,   elephants disperse seeds, dig waterholes, and fertilize the land, wildebeest and buffalo prevent vegetation buildup and thus fires, and phytoplankton turn CO2 into O2 and form the basis of the oceans food chain for fish and other creatures. 

     https://phys.org/news/2019-03-endangered-species.html?fbclid=IwAR2asiFuCzRSdu2fasVHWj4fBMieqnafDpDKYZWaQWOf1iTywIDJrl7Fu78

    Greedy Profiteers Lie to Stop Medicare for All

    Greedy Profiteers Lie to Stop Medicare for All

    A coalition of insurance companies, doctors' and hospitals' industry groups, and pharmaceutical giants are lying and putting out lots of fake "facts"  ads, and pr to stop the growing clamor for Medicare for All.

    "This is the front group for the insurance and drug industries. They are desperate to protect their profits, so they are going to lie to Americans. This is what we're up against. Here’s the truth: Medicare for All would save Americans money."

     

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/02/industry-front-group-called-out-spreading-bald-faced-lies-about-medicare-all-costs

     

    www.politico.com/story/2019/04/02/pelosi-medicare-for-all-1311167