Metro Public Transit Free Oct. 7-9; Why Not Always?

Free Metro System-wide Oct 7-9 to Mark Opening of K-Crenshaw Line After years of delays, Metro announced that the official opening of the K Line will be on October 7. The light rail line will initially serve seven stations through several LA communities, including Leimert Park and Baldwin Hills, as well as the city of Inglewood. In recognition of the accomplishment, Metro will suspend fares across the entire transit system October 7-9. [...]

August 2022 Community Events Calendar

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Helen Yaffe, film on Cuba’s Example

Saturday, April 2. 4:30-7 PM reception & public meeting.  Film Tarea Vida, speakers, entertainment McCarty Memorial Church 4103 W Adams Blvd., LA, CA 90018 Yaffe Articles: International marine science magazine.https://sevenseasmedia.org/cuba-shows-how-to-take-action-on-climate-change/ Yaffe on Science Friday, 2/18 - discussing Cuba's vaccines & Covid response.  https://www.sciencefriday.com/person/helen-yaffe/ Yaffe on NBC news. Special short on Cuba vaccines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6uvNp5RPQ ​ ushandsoffcubacommittee.com     LA.US.Handsoffcuba@gmail.com END THE US EMBARGO OF CUBA. Normalize Relations.End the Trump/Biden sanctions, trade & travel bans. 

Lamprey, Sea Vampires, Concentrate PFAS Military Poisons

Sea Lampreys are the leeches of the sea; they suck blood from other marine life forms. As a result, they concentrate PFAS, highly toxic flame retardant chemicals of which the US military is probably the largest polluter, that are poisoning other fish, much as fish high on the marine food chain concentrate toxic mercury from the other fish they consume. https://www.militarypoisons.org/latest-news/vampire-fish-have-lots-of-pfas The Sea Lamprey attaches to fish with its suction cup mouth, [...]

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Another Honey Bee Die-Off Threatens Food Supply

https://petpedia.co/bee-statistics/ Did you know that if the bees disappeared, it would leave us with minimal food sources at skyrocketing prices? Bee statistics reveal that these creatures may be small, but they’re some of the most essential little workers in the world. Most Crucial Bee Statistics and Facts to Know There’s a 2.96 million decline in honey bee colonies over the years in the US. US beekeepers lost an average of 40% of [...]

Systematic over-crediting of Forest Carbon Offsets in CA

Systematic over-crediting of Forest Carbon Offsets in CA By Grayson Badgley, Jeremy Freeman, Joseph Hamman, Barbara Haya, Anna Trugman, William R L Anderegg, & Danny Cullenward https://carbonplan.org/research/forest-offsets-explainer [Excerpts] Carbon offsets are widely used by individuals, corporations, and governments to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions. Because offsets effectively allow pollution to continue, however, they must reflect real climate benefits. To better understand whether these climate claims hold up in practice, we performed a [...]

Fungi’s Lessons for Adapting to Life on a Damaged Planet

Fungi’s Lessons for Adapting to Life on a Damaged Planet   Book review: Entangled Life: How Fungi Change Our Make Our World, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures, by Merlin Sheldrake, Random House   https://getpocket.com/explore/item/fungi-s-lessons-for-adapting-to-life-on-a-damaged-planet   EXCERPT:   Merlin Sheldrake’s new book Entangled Life looks at the complex world of fungi, its adaptive ability, and its interconnectedness with all other forms of life. He spoke with Robert Macfarlane,author of Underland, (see [...]

Kiss the Ground: Eco-Optimism on Netflix

Movie Review Optimistic film proposes solutions to climate change by Christine Browning Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 42, No. 1, February-March 2021 www.socialism.com The Kiss the Ground documentary, now screening on Netflix, is a breath of fresh air amongst the constant bad news about climate change. Not only is it highly informative and educational, it also reveals a plausible solution to the global warming crisis. While the film does not recognize capitalism as [...]

Shared Solar: Solar Electricity for All!

LADWP's Shared Solar -- Solar for All! Renters, this is the program for you. The Shared Solar enables residential customers living in multifamily dwellings (apartments, condominiums, duplexes) to fix a portion of their electric bill against rising utility costs for 10 years, as well as support renewable energy, help create local jobs, help reduce the carbon footprint of LADWP’s generation portfolio and lessen the impact of global warming. There are no enrollment [...]

Native Nations Reaffirm Paris Accord

Native Nations Condemn US Withdrawal from Paris Accord, Reaffirm Commitment      The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) condemns the United States’ decision today to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Agreement – a global accord designed to reduce the risks and impacts of climate change – features roughly 200 countries as signatories; the United States today becomes the first country to formally withdraw from it. In response, NCAI, the [...]

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