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Diane Husic: Preparing for Lima – COP20

by Diane Husic, Professor of Biology at Moravian College On December 1st, the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) will commence in Lima, Peru to continue attempts to draft a global treaty on climate change. It has been 25 years … more

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate, Climate, Community Rights, Community Rights, Demand Reduction, Environmental Justice, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Unsustainable Energy |

PennEast Pipeline – a threat to communities

On Thursday, November 20, Nurture Nature Center held a program on ‘Pipeline Science: Environmental Considerations for Communities’. Presentations by Dr. Dru Germanoski, Professor of Geology at Lafayette College, and Mark Gallagher, consultant with Princeton Hydro, outlined the risks presented by … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Air, Climate, Community Rights, Community Rights, Conservation, Demand Reduction, Energy, Environmental Health, Fossil Fuels, Habitat, Pipelines, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Shale gas, Soil, Water & Watersheds, Wildlife |

Evin Epstein: Don’t discount Karen Dolan’s contributions

Don’t discount Karen Dolan’s political, ecological contributions by Evin Epstein The political entanglements surrounding former Bethlehem City Councilwoman Karen Dolan have for some become a juicy, tempting story to follow. Following the recent release of a Northampton County grand jury … more

Posted in Adaptive Reuse, Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Building Community, Climate, Conservation, Environment & Ecosystems, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Green Building, Justice System, Land Use, Native Plants, Renewable Energy, Stewardship, Sustainability Education, Water & Watersheds, Women's Rights |

CELDF 11-5-14 Election Update: Community Rights Fracking Bans

From: Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CEDLF), 11-5-14: Election results are in for our communities – please join us in celebrating the following wins for Community Rights: ATHENS, OH: With 78% of the vote, Athens, OH, residents overwhelmingly adopted a … more

Posted in Community – Empowerment, Community – Government & Rights, Community Rights, Community Rights, Corporate Personhood, Corporations, Environmental Health, Resource Extraction, Rights of Nature | Mother Earth, Shale gas, Water & Watersheds | Tagged , , ,

Peter Crownfield: ‘Bethlehem City Council ignores people and the law’

I am appalled at the actions of Bethlehem’s administration and city council. At Wednesday’s meeting, the council ignored the passionate pleas of residents, business owners, and community revitalization experts — and they even ignored the advice of their own solicitor. … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Arts & Culture, Building Community, Diversity & Heritage, Economic Justice, Historic Preservation, Local Businesses, Quality of Life, The Commons |

James Orben: ‘PennEast Pipeline: Coming to a Watershed Near You?’

The PennEast high pressure natural gas pipeline is planned to follow a 105-mile route beginning in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and continuing through Carbon, Northampton, and Bucks Counties. The pipeline is planned to cross the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County, the … more

Posted in Decentralization |

fyi: ‘CELDF 9-10-14 Community Rights Update’

From the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), 9/10/14: Here’s an update on some of our latest work: GRANT TOWNSHIP, PA: On August 28th, Grant Township Supervisors voted unanimously to defend their Community Bill of Rights banning fracking wastewater injection … more

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Joris Rosse: ‘The Great Green Revolution Number Three’

Only once in a lifetime can we hope for such perfect news! I am an 84 year old environmental activist. 21/2 years ago I suffered a moderately severe stroke that left me with some deficits. Yet, I persevere. . . … more

Posted in Agriculture, Animals for Food, Climate, Climate, Climate, Energy, & Environment, Composting, Conservation, Food, Soil, Stewardship |

Martin Boksenbaum: ‘Von Kiel update: Prosecution Exposed’

[Written 8/5/14.] The 7/30/14 Dr.Von Kiel Bail Hearing Continuance: Prosecution Exposed Smoke and mirrors. It’s not just the fabrications of cellmate informant Althouse to be on the alert about. We learned at the 7/30 continuance that it’s necessary to watch … more

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Martin Boksenbaum: ‘MC Bias in Von Kiel reporting’

Here’s the email I sent to letters@mcall.com today 7/27/14 re: “Character-assassinating bias”: Martin Boksenbaum writing to The Morning Call editor re: “Character-assassinating bias“: Can’t The Morning Call avoid the character-assassinating bias evident in the 7/23/14 article by Peter Hall re: … more

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