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From The Washington Post: A recent study traced a major coho salmon die-off to contaminants from roads and automobiles — brake dust, oil, fuel, chemical fluids — that hitch a ride on storm water and flow into watersheds. The contaminants are … Continue reading
Editor’s note: this recent study found that Coho salmon are killed within hours by the runoff from roads in Seattle — and researchers aren’t sure exactly what compound (or mixture) is responsible. One thing is for sure: runoff is a … Continue reading
News Roundup: The Girls and the Grasses, The Colonial History of Conservation, The New McCarthyism, and more
Railroad ties are leeching contaminants and toxins into the environment: Link: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/bnsf-railway-fined-for-treated-railroad-ties-in-water/ — Lierre Keith, Deep Green Resistance co-founder, recently wrote one of the most powerful articles that we have read in a long, long time. Her piece, titled The … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: this post comes from DGR Seattle member Karen Fite, who is a longtime activist and community organizer. Here, she responds to a thoughtful article by our friend Dahr Jamail, a talented journalist who came to prominence for his … Continue reading
Two passionate environmentalists discuss the merits and issues of “Alternative Energy” technologies. They argue that it is not the path to a secure and sustainable future, that it threatens human rights, and that it is the wrong path for morally-conscious … Continue reading