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Speculative Climate Technologies Perpetuate Racism

E. Tendayi Achiume, currently a professor of law at University of California, Los Angeles, was appointed as the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in 2017, becoming the first woman and the first person from southern Africa to fill the role. Her last interventions before leaving … Continued

Over the past year, there have been a growing number of non-violent disruptive actions by climate activists across the US and beyond against politicians, business leaders, lawyers, etc who are linked to, or seen as, supporters of fossil fuel projects. We’ve seen activists shut down highways, throw soup and mashed potatoes at works of art, glue themselves to … Continued

This month, the EPA issued regulatory revisions to the National Contingency Plan after a years-long lawsuit filed by environmental and public health advocates, calling to limit the use of toxic chemical dispersants in oil spill response. The EPA’s final rule is an improvement to the outdated regulations that were previously in place, but additional, local action is needed to ensure community health and safety. 

One of California’s primary emissions reduction strategies — manure digester projects that capture methane from dairy and hog farms and refine it into  “renewable natural gas.” — could not only be prolonging the state’s dependence on natural gas, tying it with the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards and offsets programs could also be promoting the … Continued

California’s public transportation system is on the edge of what has been described as a “fiscal cliff.” Due to lower post-pandemic ridership and inflation, among other factors, transportation agencies just don’t have enough funding to meet their needs. The funding deficit is particularly acute in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it could mean steep … Continued

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Shasta At Risk

Terra Verde is joined this week by guests from the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center who describe how the organization works to protect the forests and source waters of the most northern reaches of California from emerging threats such as the massive Golden State Natural Resources wood pellet manufacture and export scheme.