Hot Off the Wire — 5/15/2022

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Protect the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge from industrialization – Protect the Peninsula’s Future

Dungeness national Wildlife Refuge

A corporation wants to industrialize the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge to grow oysters for its corporate gain. The corporation intends to keep the birds from their feeding grounds.

Virtual workshop: how to tell your climate storySierra Club
Date: Monday, May 23, 4 PM

Man with grocery cart overflowing with giant bags of cans.

Myth Busting Plastics Recycling – Dr. John Misasi with Western Washington University College of Science and Engineering
Date: Monday, May 16, 2022, 12 PM

This presentation will walk you through the principles of plastics recycling and then discuss some of the unique recycling problems that WWU undergraduate researchers are working to solve.

It’s Time For WA to Clean Up Dirty Cars, Trucks and Buses For Good – Sierra Club

Senator Patty Murray’s Updates on Key Issues – by Shawn Bills (Sen. Patty Murray’s State Director) with Sierra Club
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022; 6 PM
What are the latest plans for the Lower Snake River Dams? Does Congress have the will to act on the climate crisis – and how can we help facilitate this? Are there updates on preserving public lands and legacy forests? Which bills will help get fossil fuels out of transportation and buildings?

Cascade of Solutions – Paul Hawken and Regeneration team
A truly beautiful storyboard, like the yellow-brick road of planetary solutions, with a way to create your own personal checklist

Stop Line 3! – Rising Tide North America

Respect Wet’suwet’en rights, drop Coastal GasLink – Rising Tide North America

Woman with megaphone and Ban Off Our Bodies and Women's March signs.

Bans Off Our Bodies – Planned Parenthood
Date: Saturday, May 14, varied locations

Send a Letter to the Editor pressuring your local candidates to act on the newest IPCC report. –

Climate News

Covert military operations in Washington State Parks? – Not in Our Parks

Four military scuba divers with weapons for warfare training in Washington State Parks

In April, Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon reversed and vacated the decision by Washington State Parks and Recreation permitting warfare training in 28 coastal Washington State Parks.

The scientific consensus on Lower Snake River dam breaching is broad and deep – by Shawn Vestal for The Spokesman-Review

mounds of plastic bags.

Biden admin unveils long-awaited environmental justice strategy – by Pamela King & Kelsey Brugger for E & E News

U.S. plastic recycling rate drops to close to 5% – by Valerie Volcovici for Thomson Reuters

Leaking oil drum spells money.

Pipeline Company Targets Individual Tribal Members in Court Battle for Line 5 – by Mary Annette Pember for Truthout

Tracking Biden’s environmental actions – by Eilperin et al. for The Washington Post

Woman shopping at store with near-empty shelves.

7 factors driving the switch to electric vehicles – by Kate Yoder for Grist

As conflict and climate change bite, are high food prices here to stay? – by Laurie Goering for Thomson Reuters Foundation

Youth standing in front of large ships

Climate disasters drive Bangladesh children from classrooms to work – by Mosabber Hossain for Thomson Reuters Foundation

World could see 1.5C of warming in next five years – by Gloria Dickie for Reuters
Even one year at 1.5C of warming can have dire impacts, such as killing many coral reefs and shrinking Arctic sea ice cover.

Iraqi farmer in drought stricken land

Iraq’s farmers pushed off land as drought and heat cripple crops – by Tessa Fox for Thomson Reuters Foundation

Indigenous climate migrants face unique challenges — with too few resources – by Joseph Lee for Grist

Migration and climate change – series by Thomson Reuters Foundation


Butterfly on flower.

The return of California’s butterfliesBritish Broadcasting Corporation

Film: Earth Focus, Fighting for Air – by Thomson Reuters Foundation & KCET

Ruth Wilson Gilmore on Abolition, the Climate Crisis and What Must Be Done – by Kelly Hayes for Truthout


Climate Forward, 5/6/2022The New York Times

Climate Forward, 5/10/2022The New York Times


A new era for old forests or business as usual at DNR?Works in Progress

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