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Oil companies have researched climate change for 50 years– accurately

Long before climate change was controversial, before Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, before the public was even aware of greenhouse gases and sea level rise, the oil industry knew pretty much what we now know today. They have been studying, researching, … Continue reading

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California’s dirtier-than-tar-sands secret

Not all oils are created equal. Crude oil, which is not yet refined into gasoline and other products, ranges from thick and black to rather light and yellowish. Among the “cleanest” oils is Bakken, fracked from North Dakota. It has … Continue reading

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Yurok set to restore condors in California

A great example (and there are many) of a tribe restoring our natural world. California Condors Could Soon Soar Above the Redwoods Again Thanks to One Local Tribe For more than a decade the Yurok Tribe has been pushing to … Continue reading

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New Landmark Book Documents Genocide by Design in California

A recently published book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 by Benjamin Madley, provides a thorough and exhaustive review of the well-documented but poorly-known genocide of Native Americans in California, primarily after the Gold Rush.  Madley … Continue reading

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One Grandmother Works to Save Her Language

This ten-minute documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.

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ISIS’s “Theology of Rape” is Nothing New to Native Americans; It Happened Here

On August 14, the New York Times published an article describing how ISIS uses their Islamic beliefs to justify rape and sex slavery.  The story explains how ISIS soldiers pray before and after each rape, and even go to the … Continue reading

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California closer to banning Redskins team names

The California State Assembly passed a bill banning “redskins” as a team mascot in public schools.  The vote was 57-9.  It still needs to go to the State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown, and the odds look good there. California … Continue reading

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