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Luna Still Stands

Circle of Life Foundation Luna, the ancient redwood where environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill lived for more than two years, has survived an illegal chainsaw cut that was discovered last fall. Since the attack, the critically injured tree has received an extraordinary outpouring of CPR – "Conservation, Preservation and Restoration," a phrase coined by the late archdruid David Brower. A team of a dozen tree experts, including a number of world-renowned arborists,…
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by: Nolin Deloison-Baum – Autumn 2001

Ethanol: Fueling a Rural Revival

Climate Solutions Today rural America is in trouble. Low crop prices are squeezing families off the land and farm populations are declining to unprecedented lows. Many small towns have trouble maintaining stores and services. At the same time, oil imports have reached record highs. The US now buys more than half its petroleum from foreign countries. Already the largest single contributor to the trade deficit, money for overseas oil purchases represents income…
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by: Nolin Deloison-Baum – Autumn 2001

The Bakun Dam is Back

Borneo Project News Report

Borneo ProjectThe Bakun Dam, the largest civil engineering project Southeast Asia has ever seen, has been dogged by controversy and financial troubles since its inception. More than once, the dam was thought to have been cancelled. But in late February, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that the Bakun would not only be completed, it would be built at the original 2,400 kilowatt (kW) size. The dam, which will flood an area of…
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by: Nolin Deloison-Baum – Autumn 2001

Watch Out for Whales!

Bluewater Network

Around the world, ship and ferry strikes are causing the needless and bloody deaths of alarming numbers of whales, many of them young whales and newborn calves. The death toll is likely to rise with the expansion of global shipping, ocean cruising and fast-ferry systems. Nearly 80,000 ships weighing more than 100 tons travel the world's oceans - each one easily capable of crushing a whale. In some waterways, vessel collisions account…
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by: Nolin Deloison-Baum – Autumn 2001

Resources for Media Democracy

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University [http://www.brennancenter.org] focuses on campaign finance reform. Institute for Public Accuracy [http://www.accuracy.org] Project Censored [http://www.projectcensored.org] Independent Press Association [http://www.indypress.org] Free Speech TV [http://www.freespeech.org/fstv] The Independent Media Institute [http://www.alternet.org/imi] The Alliance for Community Media [http://www.alliancecm.org] The Media Access Project [http://www.mediaaccess.org] We Interrupt this Message [http://www.interrupt.org] The Center for Media Education [http://www.cme.org] Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting [http://www.fair.org] Independent Media Center [http://www.indymedia.org] Robert McChensney [http://www.robertmecchesney.com] CIPB…
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by: Nolin Deloison-Baum – Autumn 2001

Monopoly: A First Amendment Right?

Federal Communications Commission Chair Michael Powell (his father is "Secretary of State" Colin Powell) wants to eliminate the anti-monopoly restrictions that currently prevent media conglomerates from controlling more than 35 percent of US TV stations. Powell believes the government has no business limiting "the number of people one company can talk to." Powell isn’t satisfied that current law permits a single TV giant to control more than a third of the country’s…
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by: Nolin Deloison-Baum – Autumn 2001

The Global Diet

A recent GenerAsians survey asked 5,700 Asia-Pacific youngsters in nine different countries to name their favorite food and drink. Their answers tell a disturbing story: Australia: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola China: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola Hong Kong: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola Indonesia: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola Japan: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola Malaysia: KFC, Coca-Cola Singapore: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola Taiwan: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola Thailand: KFC, Pepsi-Cola

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by: Nolin Deloison-Baum – Autumn 2001

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