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Education and the Environment Initiative News Fall Edition

Education and the Environment Initiative News Fall Edition

  Happy Fall! Environmental Literacy is off to a great start this school year. Science educators will be happy to hear that the upcoming NGSS Statewide Rollouts are focused on environmental literacy and ways to use the environment as a context for supporting NGSS implementation! Learn more about this opportunity and register today. History-social science educators […]

Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Sites/Schedule- Sept. 21, 2019

Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Sites/Schedule- Sept. 21, 2019

Be one of the 60,000 people across all of California in the upcoming 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21st, 2019 from 9 am to noon!  Volunteer just 3 hours of your Saturday morning to remove debris from beaches, creeks, rivers, and parks to protect wildlife from harm while taking care of our environment. We have 26 […]

It’s Not Plastic v Paper that’s the Problem. It’s People

It’s Not Plastic v Paper that’s the Problem. It’s People

  By Raven West In the opening scenes of the movie “Independence Day”, Jeff Goldblum’s character was furiously taking soda cans out of the general trash and putting them in the recycle bin complaining to no one listening about how pollution was going to destroy our planet. All the while the aliens were on their […]

Exoplanets Could Have Better Life-Hosting Environments Than Earth, Study Claims

Exoplanets Could Have Better Life-Hosting Environments Than Earth, Study Claims

MATT M. MILLER CONTRIBUTOR   A study suggests that planets identified beyond our solar system may have more favorable conditions for sustaining life than earth. The study shows that certain exoplanets may contain “favorable ocean circulation patterns” that would be very conducive to producing and sustaining life, Fox News reported. “This is a surprising conclusion,” lead researcher […]

Ormond Beach | Environmental Disaster Affects Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Ormond Beach | Environmental Disaster Affects Oxnard and Port Hueneme

    By Christina Zubko I am writing to all of you in hopes that someone will listen to my concern about Ormond Beach–designated an environmentally sensitive wetlands area and home to the endangered snowy plover and least tern–and the catastrophe that it has become due to the illegal camping by the homeless. The last […]

Community Members, Environmental and Social Justice Groups Voice Opposition to Proposed Exemption for Oil and Gas Industry From Safe Drinking Water Rules

Community Members, Environmental and Social Justice Groups Voice Opposition to Proposed Exemption for Oil and Gas Industry From Safe Drinking Water Rules

Santa Barbara—Opponents of a proposed expansion of the Cat Canyon aquifer exemption that would help pave the way for more than 700 new wells in Santa Barbara’s Cat Canyon oil field held a rally today before giving public comments at a hearing by regulators. Oil operators are seeking to exempt aquifers under Cat Canyon from […]

Time to end the war on coal

Time to end the war on coal

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris Several energy producers across America are taking advantage of the climate scare to try to force their customers to pay for unnecessary conversions away from dependable, inexpensive coal-fired electricity generation to unreliable and costly wind and solar power. The Wisconsin-based utility, Alliant Energy, which provides electricity to about […]

Galileo and the Medicis brought Revolution and Truth

Galileo and the Medicis brought Revolution and Truth

by Jeffrey Foss, Ph.D. Practically everyone knows that Galileo is a heroic figure in the rise of modern science. Most people do not know, however, that the scientific revolution that Galileo launched relied on the support and protection of the Medicis. The very name of this family signifies the marriage of power and wealth that […]

Trump right about prosperity and the environment

Trump right about prosperity and the environment

  By Tom Harris Despite the anger of activists about President Donald Trump’s official Earth Day statement, he was right to highlight the important role economic prosperity and a strong market economy play in protecting the environment. After all, without prosperity, we cannot afford to properly protect nature. The President explained: “Environmental protection and economic prosperity go […]

The Green New Deal Would Cause ‘Significant Environmental Damage,’ Report Finds

The Green New Deal Would Cause ‘Significant Environmental Damage,’ Report Finds

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . The Green New Deal would cause “significant environmental damage” and require “massive land use,” according to a new report. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Green New Deal, which calls for expanding renewable energy use. “There is the wildlife destruction caused by the production of renewable power,” […]

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