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1118148309479. We're creating a guide to resources for teaching about Hudson Valley women past and present. If you have related programs or materials, please let us know by September 10 so we can tell everyone what you've got! Let us know about ... programs or toursartifacts, photos, or exhibitslessons or classroom ideasstaff expertiseprofessional development opportunitiesspecial eventsgrants or awardsbooks or other printed material E-mail details for each category you want to share, e.g., names of programs or resources, any limits on availability, appropriate age range(s), who to contact, fees, and anything else you think is important. And, of course, be sure to include the basics like the full name of your site or group, URL, e-mail address, physical location, phone number, and contact person.

If you need more information or are ready to tell us what you've got, e-mail me at with "Hudson Valley women" in the subject line. Thanks, The Earth First! Direct Action Manual is Ready to Order! The DAM thing is done! Direct Action Manuals (DAMs) are now for sale here. All of the proceeds are being split between the Earth First! Journal and a revitalized Direct Action Fund. The Direct Action Manual is almost 300 pages of diagrams, descriptions of techniques and a comprehensive overview of the role direct action plays in resistance—from planning an action, doing a soft blockade, putting up a treesit or executing a lockdown; to legal and prisoner support, direct action trainings, fun political pranks, and more. The DAM has been compiled and updated by frontline activists from around the US to help spread the knowledge and get these skills farther out in the world.

It’s been 13 years since the Direct Action Manual was last updated, and this 3rd edition has been in the works for quite some time. Now that the books are in the world we are gearing up for a tour in the fall. Get your copy of the EF! For the Wild,—The DAM Collective Like this: Like Loading... Lobbyists | Frances Jones. The Liberal Party does not want a Federal ICAC and this is why.

The connections are so complex between lobbyists and the Liberal Party. Many of these men in powerful positions send their children to private schools and invest and/or work in ethically dubious companies. The environment is not a concern to them. The NSW ICAC is absolutely wonderful, it’s the only thing keeping the “Mediterranean men” and their Catholic mates in check.

The Australian Government Lobbyists Register includes lobbyists and the companies that they lobby: This is the list of lobbyists: This is the list of their clients: Lobbyists: Lobbyist Barton Deakin‘s client list: Lobbyists include Peter Collins and Grahame Morris. Lobbyist Hawker Britton’s client list: China strengthens environmental laws | Environment. Chinese legislators have passed the first amendments to the country’s environmental protection law in 25 years, promising greater powers forenvironmental authorities and harsher punishments for polluters. The amendments, which the Standing Committee of National People’sCongress passed on Thursday after two years of debate, will allowauthorities to detain company bosses for 15 days if they do notcomplete environmental impact assessments or ignore warnings to stoppolluting. The new law will come into practice on 1 January. Since China’s environmental protection law was passed in 1989, thecountry has become the world’s second-largest economy and its biggestcarbon emitter; decades of breakneck economic growth have left many of its rivers desiccated and its cities perennially shrouded in smog.

Over the past year, the Chinese government has begun to emphasiseenvironmental protection in its official rhetoric. Dob in your tweeting mate at work? So much for free speech | Jeff Sparrow. There is no case, none, to limit debate about the performance of national leaders. The more powerful people are, the more important the presumption must be that less powerful people should be able to say exactly what they think of them. That’s the Tony Abbott of 2012, addressing his friends at the Institute for Public Affairs. What a difference a couple of years makes. New guidelines from the department of prime minister and cabinet threaten employees with discipline if they are "critical or highly critical of the department, the minister or the prime minister" on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr, blogs, or anywhere much else.

Note that the policy applies to posts in a personal capacity – even those made anonymously – and that public servants are urged to dob in any colleagues they might recognise. Tim Wilson, then head of the IPA, was in the audience for Abbott’s "freedom wars" speech. Not so much, no. Take the Victorian new anti-protest laws. Saul writes: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold: (1) Intellectual Property Chapter: Leaked draft texts of the agreement show that the IP chapter would have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of expression, right to privacy and due process, and hinder peoples' abilities to innovate. (2) Lack of Transparency: The entire process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy. The twelve nations currently negotiating the TPP are the U.S., Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam.

The TPP Will Rewrite Global Rules on Intellectual Property Enforcement The leaked U.S. Why You Should Care The U.S. What You Can Do. Want everyone else to buy into environmentalism? Never say “Earth” For over three decades, David Fenton has played an unusual role in the environmental movement: marketing it. The company he founded, Fenton Communications, has worked with everyone from Nelson Mandela to It recently managed an anti-fracking campaign for Yoko Ono (fracking, it promised, would ruin New York’s groundwater, and therefore its bagels and pizza). To many environmentalists, what Fenton does — with all the celebrity chefs and celebrities, period — is … a little bit simplistic. To his opponents, he’s the Great Satan. If you find an article about him online, it’s probably a hit piece. “People working in the nonprofit world sometimes have trouble adopting a marketing mindset,” Fenton Communications wrote in a 2009 report.

“But in the end, the goal is for people to ‘buy’ our ideas — ideas for a better world.” Q. A. That’s one thing the environmental movement still doesn’t do — use popular culture. Really, communications, period, is not in their DNA. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. 21 reasons why forests are important. Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet's densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species as well as 1.6 billion human livelihoods, yet humans are also responsible for 32 million acres of deforestation every year.

The United Nations declared March 21 the International Day of Forests in late 2012, part of a global effort to publicize both the value and plight of woodlands around the world. It was first celebrated March 21, 2013, nestling in between the U.N.'s International Day of Happiness on March 20 and World Water Day March 22. (It's also near tree-centric Tu B'Shevat in January 2016 and Arbor Day in April). In honor of this seasonal focus on trees and forests, here's a list of 21 reasons why they're important: 1. Forests pump out the oxygen we need to live and absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale (or emit). 2. 3. The canopy towers over a coastal-plain forest in Italy's Nazionale del Circeo. 4.

British publisher catalogues Tony Abbott's failings on the Australian environment. Coal ash is a dangerous mess. Why isn’t it better regulated? I got the same civics education that most American kids got — a chalkboard outline of how a bill becomes a law. No mention of, say, how a bill sometimes becomes a law with insufficient regulatory funding, or how a bill becomes a law that makes it difficult for the EPA to take regulatory action. I had to learn all of that on my own. For that reason, I’ve been enjoying Rachel Cernasky’s piece for Matter this week, which makes the tangled web of hopes, dreams, and backstabbery around coal-ash regulation about as thrilling as one could hope for. The specific coal-ash accident that she’s writing about — when the 60-foot retaining wall of a coal-ash holding pond upstream of Kingston, Tenn., broke in 2008 — is not a new one, but she tells it well: [T]he sludge made its way 200 feet down to the banks of the Emory.

It was so strong and dense that when it hit the water, it forced the river to change its path, pushing it eastward. A Peek Into The Astonishing Future Of Wind Power. By Ari Phillips "A Peek Into The Astonishing Future Of Wind Power" “What if you could scoop the air? Scoop it and move it downward, amplifying its kinetic energy along the way, concentrate it to a single point of intensity, the way a magnifying glass concentrates sunlight to a single incendiary point?” Dr. “And assuming you could do this technically, could you do it on a large enough scale to make it economically feasible?” Sheerwind is pushing the boundaries of wind power innovation with its bladeless wind turbine, called INVELOX. Sheerwind represents a small point in the larger picture of wind power development, itself part of the story of renewable energy technology.

CREDIT: Sheerwind Pushing The Envelope In an emblematic fashion, the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine swung into gear at the Danish National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in January. But going from testing prototypes to installing power-generating, grid-feeding wind capacity requires a strong tailwind. Gunns - a Rogue Corporation by Matthew Newton. A$25 + Reward approx C$26 Thank you on the film website 25 Chosen Est. Delivery Jun 2014 A$50 + Reward approx C$52 As above plus. 21 Chosen Est.

A$100 + Reward approx C$103 As above plus. 39 Chosen Est. A$250 + Reward approx C$256 Your name in the credits of the film plus. 8 Chosen Est. A$500 + Reward approx C$512 Your name in the credits of the film plus. 5 Chosen Est. A$1,000 + Reward approx C$1,024 Your name in the credits of the film plus. 2 Chosen Est. ARRCC. Getting warmer: the State of the Climate in five charts | The Urbanist. Five charts from State of the Climate 2014 published this week by the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, the third report in a biannual series monitoring long term trends in Australia’s climate Click to download State of the Climate 2014 Number of days each year where the Australian area-averaged daily mean temperature is above the 99th percentile for the period 1910–2013 Change in ocean heat content (in joules) from the full ocean depth, from 1960 to present.

Shading provides an indication of the confidence range of the estimate Global mean greenhouse gas concentrations Distribution of monthly maximum temperature in Australia Time series of anomalies in sea-surface temperature and temperature over land in the Australian region The Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO contribute significantly to the international effort of weather and climate monitoring, forecasting and research. See also: GHGs: long-term change in three charts. Young forests threatened by fires, logging |

Forest fire. Photo: AFP THE cumulative effects of bushfires and logging are killing Australia's alpine and mountain ash forests, experts say. New research from the University of Melbourne has found bushfires in young ash forests do more extensive damage than those that have been standing longer, which has significant implications for how they are managed. Alpine and mountain ash forests grow in parts of Victoria, Tasmania, NSW and the Snowy Mountains, bordering the ACT. Researcher Chris Taylor presented his preliminary findings at the third annual Australian Forests and Climate Forum at the Australian National University on Saturday and said he would soon be publishing the paper in full. Advertisement He said bushfires in young ash forests burnt with greater severity than those in older forests, which meant they were destroyed more completely.

The forum's organiser, Mike Thompson, said he brought together forestry experts to push for evidence-based forestry policy. Forests more valuable for carbon: former Treasury official - RN Breakfast. A former senior Treasury officer has waded into the heated debate about the future of Australia's native forests. Dr. Frances Perkins worked as an economist in Canberra for 30 years for Treasury, the Department of Foreign Affairs and at the ANU. Dr. Perkins has launched a stinging critique of the economics of native forest logging ... saying that the forests are more valuable for carbon credits than logged timber. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, disputes the findings, which will be discussed tomorrow at the 3rd Annual Forests and Climate Action Forum at the Australian National University.

Senator Colbeck is also challenging new research on forest carbon, accusing the ANU's Fenner School of running an anti-forestry political agenda. In “The Sixth Extinction,” Elizabeth Kolbert reports from the frontlines of a dying world. The New Yorker writer and acclaimed author Elizabeth Kolbert has a penchant for depressing topics. Her 2006 book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, helped push climate change into the mainstream (with bonus points for not mincing words in the title).

Now that climate change is safely keeping most of us up at night, Kolbert turned her pen to another big bummer: the sixth extinction. We’re currently losing species at a rate of 1,000 to 10,000 times higher than unassisted nature wiping out the occasional newt. While humans weren’t responsible for the last five mass extinctions, our fingerprints are all over this one.

Yep: We collectively have the force of an asteroid when it comes to erasing species (high five, guys!) And for the most part, our response has been classic Urkel. Kolbert dropped by the Grist office to chat mass extinctions, climate inaction, and whether there’s any hope (short answer: no. long answer: probably not). Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. Global Forest Watch. Global Forest Watch. News - New online tool tracks tree loss in 'near real time' Willful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan. Global warming: Google Earth maps out the warming planet. Could This Glass Orb Be The Future Of Solar Energy? Viewcontent. The world's mad obsession with unlimited growth. The Great Barrier Reef | ACF. George Draffan ~ Endgame Research. Logging increases but revenue drops. The pope is writing a big green manifesto.

US District Court: Citizen Journalists Have Same Rights as News Media. IEA World Energy Outlook Highlights Energy Sector Trends, Predicts 3.6°C Temperature Increase. IEA World Energy Outlook Highlights Energy Sector Trends, Predicts 3.6°C Temperature Increase. One Guy With A Marker Just Made The Global Warming Debate Completely Obsolete. Toolangi State Forest. Grassroots and environmental groups directory | ecoshout. Great story telling is vital to winning the green debate | Andrew Simms | Environment. Global Forest Change. Global Forest Change. How to rescue the Leadbeater’s Possum from extinction | The Wilderness Society. What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About. Protesters in Hodgman's sights. Wildlife bioscan uncovers unique alpine creatures in Victoria - Bush Telegraph. Victorian National Parks Association / Nature Conservation / Parks protection / Alpine cattle grazing – it’s a park, not a paddock.

Fears the Government is ignoring the plight of the Eastern Quoll. Category:Green political parties. Senate Committees.