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Napa Vision 2050 Editorial: “Which side are you on?”

From the President: Which side are you on? Dan Mufson, President of Napa Vision 2050 It’s time to vote. Your ballots are coming, you must carefully consider which candidate will lead us towards a sustainable Napa Valley (NV). What do you think NV should look like in 2020, 2050? We started Napa Vision 2050 because …

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Peak Industrial Civilization? June 1st discussion at Sebastopol Grange

You are invited to attend: Reality 101: Living Through the Peak of Industrial Civilization Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Hwy 12, Sebastopol  $10 – $15 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds). RSVP and get tickets here Join Nate Hagens, educator, writer and past editor of The Oil …

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Gualala Logging plan, Comments have been reopened

There are petitions online and CalFire is still accepting comments for their exception to state logging rules. They have revised the skid roads and some of the logging along the Gualala river. CalFire is still making an exception to the state logging plans and need to hear from the public. Friends of Gualala River (FoGR), …

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“We scientists don’t know how to do that”…..what a commentary!

Living on Earth – Gus Speth calls for a New Environmentalism http://loe.org/content/2015-02-13/LOE_150213_C1_GUS_SPETH_BOOK.mp3 First aired on February 13, 2015 In conversation with host Steve Curwood, NRDC co-founder Gus Speth reflects on the environmental movement both as a previous ‘insider’ and now as a reformer. In his new memoir “Angels by the River” Gus Speth calls for …

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Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes

With soaring cancer rates in Napa and Sonoma along with rising use of glyphosate in vineyards (84,606 pounds on Sonoma vineyards in 2013 alone according to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation cdpr.ca.gov ) no wonder our once safe haven of organic and biodynamic wines is being polluted with the “probable” carcinogen. It is time to ban …

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Ridge Vineyards, Four Seasons Vineyard Management fined for ‘deplorable’ housing

The U.S. Dept. of Labor has fined a Healdsburg-area winery $42,300 for “deplorable” housing, according to the following article in today’s PD. This confirms what farmworkers have reported at our Wine and Water Watch meetings. This is only the tip of a deep iceberg. It further documents that some wineries and vineyards cannot claim to …

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