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Environmentalism

is a broad philosophy and social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvement of the state of the environment. Environmentalism and environmental concerns are often represented by the color green.[1]

The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others.
Theodore Roosevelt[1]

The historic Blue Marble photograph. Environmentalism is a concern for the planet as a whole.

The environmental movement, a term that includes the… Continue reading

Swiss watchdog orders nuclear plants to tackle flaws

 

Switzerland’s nuclear safety watchdog has ordered the country’s atomic power stations to deal with weaknesses found in post-Fukushima quake and flood resistance inspections.

The Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) said the flaws found at four plants, including one with two reactors, did not present an immediate danger but ordered the operators to report back on the steps they would take by August 31.

In two of the privately-run power plants, Beznau in northern Switzerland and Muehleberg near the Swiss capital Bern, “the cooling system of the pool… Continue reading

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Rally for nuclear safety

Spent-fuel storage fuel at the Pilgrim power plant in Plymouth is one area of concern. Spent-fuel storage fuel at the Pilgrim power plant in Plymouth is one area of concern. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File)

By Robert Knox

Globe Correspondent / May 5, 2011

A grass-roots group organized after the Japan nuclear disaster is holding what is expected to be a large rally for nuclear safety at Plymouth Rock on Saturday. Its leaders say it is neither antinuclear nor political in purpose.

“It’s about families. It’s not about politics,’’ said Anna Baker, coleader of Pilgrim: Make Us Safe Today, or Pilgrim: MUST.

The group moved the rally originally planned… Continue reading

Nuclear watchdog groups slam New Mexico plan

 

By Zelie Pollon

Santa Fe, New Mexico | Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:40pm EDT

Santa Fe, New Mexico (Reuters) – The U.S. government should rethink plans for a multi-billion dollar plutonium complex at Los Alamos after the recent nuclear catastrophe in Japan and the discovery of increased seismic risk in New Mexico, nuclear watchdog groups said.

A hearing began on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on a lawsuit filed by the Los Alamos Study Group seeking to block any further design, construction or funding of the proposed Chemical… Continue reading

Thomas Peracchio  for the Wilmington Technology Examiner 

Exelon also operates the world famous Three Mile Island facility in Pennsylvania
Photo: United States Department of Energy
 

Nuclear power giant Exelon Corporation announced this week their intent to merge with Constellation Energy in what investors call a stock-for-stock transaction.

While Delaware residents may not immediately recogize the Exelon name, they are probably familiar with the many Exelon nuclear power plants in our area.

Exelon Nuclear operates Peach Bottom Atomic… Continue reading

Riding the Bottom up;

Connection Revolution Wave to Build New Coalitions for Change

 
By Rob Kall (about the author)      Page 1 of 1 page(s)

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I’m working, with some fellow local activists, to build a local coalition aimed at magnifying our strengths by sharing resources.

There is power in numbers. There are literally hundreds of thousands of grass roots organizations trying to change the world, to make it a more just, safer, healthier place for people, workers, animals, the environment, the weak and vulnerable, even the arts and those aspects of humanity that… Continue reading

About RESULTS

 

RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) are sister organizations that, together, are a leading force in ending poverty in the United States and around the world.

 

We create long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes — lack of access to medical care, education, or opportunity to move up the economic ladder. We do this by empowering ordinary people to become extraordinary voices for the end of poverty in their communities, the media, and the halls of government. The collective voices of these passionate grassroots activists, coordinated with grass-tops efforts driven by… Continue reading

Hundreds Voice Nuke Plant Concerns; NRC, Edison Try to Reassure Public

More than 300 turned out to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting to voice their concerns about the safety of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

By Adam Townsend | Email the author | April 28, 2011

Hundreds showed up to the annual Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting Thursday night to hear an assessment of how safely the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operated in 2010.

Residents—dozens of whom carried anti-nuclear energy placards—expressed their increased concerns that a disaster similar to the earthquake and tsunami that… Continue reading

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Thousands protest in Taiwan against nuclear power plants

Topic: Global consequences of Japanese quake

Thousands protest in Taiwan against nuclear power plants
Thousands protest in Taiwan against nuclear power plants
© REUTERS/ Nicky Loh 19:16 30/04/2011

Animal Legal Defense Fund Resources

 

When Your Companion Animal Has Been Harmed
Whether by an acute act of violence or by chronic neglect, animal cruelty is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Here are some resources to help you when your companion animal has been harmed.
 
Other Issues Regarding Your Companion Animal
Pet custody concerns during a divorce, dangerous dog declarations, landlord/tenant disputes over companion animals and how to include animals in your will are a few of the issues covered in this section.
 
 
277,145 have signed this petition.

DO YOU BELIEVE ANIMALS DESERVE BASIC LEGAL RIGHTS?

Deprived of legal protection, animals are defenseless against exploitation and abuse by humans. Through the Animal Bill of Rights, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to show Congress a groundswell of support for legislation that protects animals and recognizes that, like all sentient beings, animals are entitled to basic legal rights in our society.

More than a quarter-million Americans have already signed the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Bill of Rights. Sign on your support and speak out to your lawmakers today!

A Petition… Continue reading

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Updates on Japan’s Loyal Tsunami Dogs:

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/19/update-loyal-tsunami-dogs-safe-at-veterinarians/32822/

How To Help & Donate To Japan’s Lost and Injured Pets:

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/15/how-to-help-japan-pets/32243/

You don’t have to speak Japanese to understand the sympathetic tones of the two men observing these dogs who are also disaster victims — and one loyal dog refusing to leave his hurt friend’s side. There is so much we don’t understand about the emotional lives of animals. But we know they can suffer tremendously, and we know they care for each other.
We wish all the people and animals of Japan heartfelt… Continue reading

Panel explores nuclear energy risks

 

By Barbara Richards, The Dartmouth Staff  
Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

 

Kevin Kamps, a specialist for an advocacy group that opposes nuclear energy, discussed the harmful effects of nuclear disasters at a panel on Tuesday.

Kevin Kamps, a specialist for an advocacy group that opposes nuclear energy, discussed the harmful effects of nuclear disasters at a panel on Tuesday.

Maggie Rowland / The Dartmouth Staff

The nuclear reactor tragedies at Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, as well as the unfolding disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi in Japan, demonstrate that the number of nuclear reactors and reliance on nuclear energy in the United States needs to be scaled back, Kevin Kamps,… Continue reading

Groups Urge Feds to Suspend Nuclear Licensing; Westinghouse Reactor Defect Was Missed By Regulators

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – 20:35 FromPress Release HuntingtonNews.Net
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At least twelve national and regional environmental organizations called upon U.S. nuclear regulators to launch an investigation into newly identified flaws in Westinghouse’s new reactor design.

The coalition asked three federal agencies to suspend the AP1000 reactor from licensing and taxpayer loan consideration.The newly discovered design flaw is tied to documentation of dozens of corrosion holes being found in existing U.S. reactor containments, which recently has raised concern at the Advisory Committee on Reactor… Continue reading

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A Simple Statement On Nuclear Power and Climate Change

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We’re getting a little tired hearing nuclear industry lobbyists and pro-nuclear politicians allege that environmentalists are now supporting nuclear power as a means of addressing the climate crisis. We know that’s not true, and we’re sure you do too. In fact, using nuclear power would be counterproductive at reducing carbon emissions. As Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute points out, “every dollar invested in nuclear expansion will… Continue reading

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Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Updates on Fukushima reactors and aftermath of Japan earthquake. Updated 11 am, Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Highest radiation readings since onset of accident measured inside Unit 1. New video from nuclear engineer Arnie Gunderson postulates Unit 3 explosion sparked by criticality in its fuel pool.

April 26, 2011. Protests, rallies and other actions in at least 21 states to commemorate 25th anniversary of Chernobyl catastrophe as well as ongoing Fukushima disaster. Actions for a nuclear-free world in April (and beyond). Find an action near you, tell us about your plans.

April 26,… Continue reading

Don’t Let Congress Silence NPR and PBS

Letters, calls and emails from people like you helped save funding for NPR and PBS this year, but there are still six bills in Congress that could end future funding for public broadcasting.  

Help us beat back these attacks by urging your representative to stand with the American people and protect public media. Sign the letter below to put Congress on notice: It can’t play politics with one of the last, best sources of news and programming we have in America.

Activist Tools

 
Media Policy 101 booklet
Learn the nuts and bolts of media policy so you can change the system. From the role of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission in crafting policy to the laws that govern the public airwaves, everything you need to know about media rulemaking and regulation is here in this booklet.
Download a free copy (PDF) »

Media Reform Action Guide
This 68-page booklet is an essential primer for changing the media. Filled with useful tools, it gives step-by-step instructions on everything from mobilizing your community and… Continue reading

Tips and Tools for Engaged Citizens

 
www.freepress.net
Here you’ll find many tools and resources for learning about media policy issues and participating in the media reform movement. An overview of each resource is provided below.

 

Resource Library
The library includes research reports, white papers, activist tools, book reviews, filings and other FCC docket-related materials, and issue backgrounders on all aspects of media policy reform. These materials will help you better understand the media and engage in the movement for media reform.

Who Owns the Media Charts
Who owns the media serving our nation and your community? Just how Big… Continue reading

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Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund

 
 Free Press Basics

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Free Press was launched in late 2002 by media scholar Robert W. McChesney and Josh Silver, our president and CEO. Today, Free Press is the largest media reform organization in the United States, with nearly half-a-million activists and members and a full-time staff of more… Continue reading


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Save the Internet

 

The SavetheInternet.com Coalition is two million everyday people who have banded together with thousands of nonprofit organizations, businesses and bloggers to protect Internet freedom. learn more »

 

 

Join SavetheInternet.com

The SavetheInternet.com Coalition is two million everyday people who have banded together with thousands of nonprofit organizations, businesses and bloggers to protect Internet freedom.

The Coalition believes that the Internet is a crucial engine for economic growth, civic engagement and free speech. We’re working together to preserve Net Neutrality, the First Amendment of the Internet, which ensures that the Internet remains open to new… Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians (formerly Forest Guardians) organizes citizens to give back to the land and replant native ecosystems through river restoration work. In the arid Southwest, streams are the arteries of life and WildEarth Guardians has been working to protect and restore Southwestern ecosystems through our Stream Team work for more than a decade.

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 Written by: Judy Dudiak

 I hope you are watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC. With all the work I’ve been doing on News For The Proactive, I haven’t had time to catch up on important TV viewing until yesterday when I watched the first two episodes. 

First, I was very embarrassed as a U.S. citizen to have this young man from England come here to save our children – and then to watch bureaucracy at its worst made me cringe to my scalp.

I am shocked and dismayed at the level of food… Continue reading

 

Effective Activism

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RESULTS is an advocacy non-profit organization that works to create the public and political will to end poverty. I am posting the below page with their permission. Please click on the the heading view their site and additional information on this topic. Click on any link to view specifics on that statement.
 
   

 

The Activist Milestones — Developing the Skills to Become a Trained Citizen Activist

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant License Issues

 

Does San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP) perceive or predict a backlash against nuclear power in the U.S. in general

  • 3-24-2011

San Luis Obispo Mothers for PeaceP.O. Box 3608

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

mothersforpeace.org

March 24, 2011:   NEWS RELEASE       For Immediate Release                     

Contacts:     

 Jane Swanson: 805) 595-2605, cell (805) 440-1359               … Continue reading

Earth Day 2011: A Billion Acts of Green®

April 22nd is Earth Day, it’s only a few short days away! This year, Earth Day’s theme is themed after A Billion Acts of Green: our people-powered campaign to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20.

Ready to take part in Earth Day 2011? Here is how you can get involved:

Share your commitment the environment this Earth Day – declare your Act of Green.
Organize an Earth Day event in your community.
Take part by attending an Earth Day event near your.
 

Other elements… Continue reading

 

The Fukushima Updates blog is a project of Green Action Japan.

Founded in 1991, Green Action is a Japanese citizens organization (NGO) campaigning to stop Japan’s plutonium program. Based in Kyoto, Green Action provides timely information in Japanese and English about nuclear fuel cycle issues. We believe Japanese energy policy should shift away from nuclear fuel cycle development to advancement of conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy sources.

Collaborating with other citizen groups, Green Action has successfully campaigned to bring about a de facto moratorium on Japan’s program to use plutonium-uranium mixed oxide (MOX) fuel in Japanese commercial… Continue reading

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Greenpeace International 

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

 

 

About Greenpeace

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by: