Hot Off the Wire — 8/7/2021


A 21st-Century Transportation System That Drives Climate Action and Equitable Recovery

We must build the national transportation system of the future—and do it now, all while strengthening the responsible public oversight we all depend on to protect the environment and public health.

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Regional Actions


Call Sen. Cantwell today and ask her to pull this proposal for $10 billion.

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Join us for WCV’s annual
Gathering of Environmental Champions

WCV Gathering of Champions - October 14, 2021

Local/Regional News

White Pelicans on Whidbey Is.
— This is Whidbey

A squadron of White Pelicans
Photo by David Welton

We need to bring our whole selves to this work

As long as there’s still life and beauty in this world, we have to fight for it.
— 350 Seattle

National Actions

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1. Contact the White House: Fill in your contact information and write a message in your own words here about why you want Biden to stop Line 3.

2. Share on Social Media: We need to spread the word and show President Biden that Americans across the country are watching.
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3. Join one of the resistance camps: We know it’s a big ask. Please consider this offer by Indigenous leaders.

Stop the fossil fuel giveaway

Not another dime of our taxpayer money. Not another minute of complicity. Send your message now.
— Greenpeace

More than One Million People will Take Climate Action This Summer with Over 500 Events Across the Country Calling on Congress to #ActonClimate
— Climate Power

IMO 2020: The Big Shipping Shake-Up

IMO 2020 - The Bob Shipping Shake-up - Tanker sailing on oily seas.
— Visual Capitalist

U.N. climate panel confronts implausibly hot forecasts of future warming
— Science Magazine

Lake Oroville, CA with houseboats nearly stranded in what looks like a river.
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

More Logging Won’t Stop Wildfires or Climate Change

Protect our federal forests — don’t log them more.

A loaded loggong truck in the snow.
wolf(c) 2002-2006 Richard Jackson Wildlife Photography

National/International News

An Indigenous firefighter explains how to better manage wildfires

First Nations bring generations of knowledge to the fight against climate-fueled blazes.

FEMA and Climate Change
Climate Change, Slow-Onset Disasters, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency
— Congressional Research Service


The Big Money Behind the Big Lie

Donald Trump’s attacks on democracy are being promoted by rich and powerful conservative groups that are determined to win at all costs.

What we lose when we lose our glaciers

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland at sunset.
Photograph: Marco Bottigelli/Getty Images
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Yarns from the Farm blog.
Nan Bray sitting with her shepherd dog, in front of her sheep and hillside in Tasmania, AU.

A note to my Yarns from the Farm Readers—I’ve started another series for our local newspaper on biodiversity…”

Cheers, Nan

View the Biodiversity Series
View A Climate Basics Series

The image captures the line of bubbles the whale leaves as he creates an acoustic net to trap small fish and then scoop them up.

7. Enhancing Biodiversity 2: Grazing

“. . . grazing in farmland and bush is, like chocolate and carbon dioxide, a good thing in moderation.”

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