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Thousands Converge on Sacramento for Anti-Fracking Rally

Governor Brown’s support for fracking has alienated his environmentalist base

SACRAMENTO — A busload of people from San Diego awoke early Saturday and hit the road as one of 20 buses from across California headed to the state capitol. The buses were full of passengers eager to express their concerns with hydraulic…
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by: Sena Christian – March 17, 2014

Large Scale Farming Without Toxic Pesticides is Still a Distant Dream

Chemical fumigant use in California highlights the challenges of scaling up eco-friendly and economic alternatives

When the manufacturer of methyl iodide pulled the pesticide off the United States market in 2012 after years of public outcry from farmworkers, environmental groups, and top scientists, proponents of pesticide-free farming felt the wind of change had begun. The science —…
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by: Sena Christian – July 15, 2013

Learning from Nature: Using Bioengineering to Save Water Bodies

California city’s efforts to stabilize creeks with plants are part of a larger paradigm shift in public works initiatives

Donna Wilson believes when you love something you should give it a name. So when she and a few other regular visitors to a greenbelt along Linda Creek in the city of Roseville, CA discovered a gathering of western pond turtles sunning…
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by: Sena Christian – February 5, 2013

Quito Grown

In Ecuador, urban farms provide an antidote to rising food prices

Sarah McGee admires the structure, partially wrapped in mesh and sun-protective plastic, and smiles approvingly. “We made a wall,” she says. “It actually looks like a greenhouse now. It was a carcass for a week.” Photo by Christian VelasteguiA group of college…
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by: Sena Christian – August 7, 2012

A Growing Concern

Urban Farms Are Sprouting up across the United States. Can They Translate Popularity into Profitability?

Sean Hagan shoves a digging fork into the soil and pries out a bunch of carrots. He ties the bunch together, then stops and looks across the crops to another farmer calling for his attention. She holds a gnarly root in her hand. “Do we have something against large turnips around here?” asks Sonya Ciavola. “I have something against turnips in general,” Hagan says. He’s not fond of their taste. On a gloomy…
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by: Sena Christian – Summer 2010

Tree Spiker

by Mike Roselle with Josh Mahan
288 pages, St. Martin’s Press, 2009

In the 1970s, as the West continued to be logged, mined, and drilled, a new breed of environmental activists emerged. These conservationists voiced opposition to ecological devastation when the mainstream movement remained silent. They extended the promise of natural rights to the natural world, seeing intrinsic value in wild places and animals. The word “compromise” never entered their vernacular. Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action…
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by: Sena Christian – Winter 2010

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