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Sampling Sparkill Creek: Riverkeeper Water Quality Program

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Citizen scientists have expanded Riverkeeper’s water quality sampling program, from New York City to Albany. Their work on local streams adds to the Hudson River water quality testing performed from Riverkeeper’s patrol boat. Laurie Seeman of Strawtown Art & Garden Studio, Rockland County, N.Y., explains how the program sparked the formation of the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance. See the sampling data: [...]

Why I Blockaded 40,000 Tons of Coal With a Lobster Boat

June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Quaker Jay O’Hara felt led to blockade a 40,000-ton coal shipment with a tiny lobster boat. What happened next might surprise you. Quaker Speak is a weekly video series. Subscribe: http://QuakerSpeak.com/subscribe ___ Go Deeper with Friends Journal: http://FriendsJournal.org Lobby with Quakers on Capitol Hill: http://www.fcnl.org Work for peace with justice with AFSC: http://www.afsc.org/friends Learn about the rich diversity of Quakers worldwide: http://www.fwccamericas.org/ Directed by Jon Watts http://www.JonWatts.com ___ Transcript: We had no idea we were supposed to get a [...]

Kayak4Earth

June 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Kayaking 4 Earth Steve Posselt, the creator of this action, is actually kayaking on rivers and other waterways to bring awareness of the enormous earth changing problems already occurring due to Climate Change, in the hopes of activating us to do the right things. Steve, an engineer and author, started his kayaking journey in his homeland, Australia, continued onto the mighty Mississippi and along the eastern coastline of the US up to the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River. He will further kayak in England and France arriving along the Seine River in Paris before the upcoming Climate [...]

In the Coal River Valley

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

A short film featuring Junior Walk from the Coal River Valley. The film explores his life growing up in the Coal River Valley in southern West Virginia and is part of a series about fossil fuel extraction throughout West Virginia called “In the Hills and Hollows” Produced and filmed by: Keely Kernan Music by: Keely Kernan Sponsored in part by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the Civil Society Institute. In the Hills and Hollows “In the Hills and Hollows” is a series of short films about fossil fuel extraction in West Virginia. The series is produced and filmed by [...]

EQAT Investigates PNC Bank

October 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

  On September 20, 2014, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) held a mock investigation at two branches of PNC Bank in midtown Manhattan, to determine the bank’s complicity in climate disruption.   http://eqat.org A short version: A video by Peter Eliscu © 2014 The Peter Eliscu Archives. All Rights [...]

Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!

September 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!. via Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped!. lobsterboatblockade.org From vimeo.com/matecorazon   Press Release: All Criminal Charges Dropped! Posted on September 8, 2014 by summerheatbraytonpoint FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2014 Contact: Emily Kirkland, Communications Coordinator for Better Future Project, 646 623 5271, emily@betterfutureproject.org FALL RIVER, MA — In a major — and unexpected — victory for the climate movement, the criminal charges against two men who used a lobster boat to block a massive coal [...]

What’s in coal ash?

March 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

What’s in coal ash? FEATURED Posted on December 14, 2012 by Rhiannon Fionn-Bowman More than 25 percent of the chemical elements listed on the periodic table can be found in coal and coal ash. What’s in coal ash? 25.64 percent of the periodic table. Click on the element’s names to learn more about them from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry(ATSDR) TOX Profiles or the World Health Organization (WHO) website. 4 – Be – Beryllium 11 – Na – Sodium 12 – Mg – Magnesium 13 – Al – Aluminum 16 – S – Sulfur 19 – K – Potassium 20 – Ca [...]

Excerpts From The NYSERDA Hearings

February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Excerpts From The NYSERDA Hearings–February 20, 2014 New York State Energy Research and Development Authority hearings on the state’s new energy “plan,” which mentions developing renewable energy, but sidesteps the dangers of the gas infrastructure build-out, nuclear power plants, and [...]