Hot Off the Wire — 12/4/22

Regional Actions and Events

12/6 Dungeness Off-Channel Reservoir Open House

Climate change and summer drought severely impact the Dungeness River. Get the update on creating an off-channel reservoir to protect fish and provide for irrigation needs. Dec. 6, 6-8 pm at the Dungeness River Nature Center.

12/7 & 12/8: Carbon friendly forestry

Carbon Friendly Forestry webinar flyer

A Washington Environmental Council virtual webinar on climate-smart forest management, community resilience, and environmental justice. Zoom on Dec. 7 and 8. Register here.

12/8: Meet Eba: the orca poop dog!

A research dog finds whale poo

On Zoom 12/8, 7 pm: An Endangered Species Coalition presentation about Eba, the orca poop-smelling dog who helps Wild Orca with research on Southern Resident Killer Whales. Learn what analyzing fecal matter tells us and how we can help whales recover. Register here.

12/10: WA Legacy Forest Summit

Center for Responsible Forestry Legacy Forest Summit in Olympia on 12/10, 1:30pm. Register here.

Legacy Forest Summit flyer

12/14: Climate / Societal Costs of Logging

Forest Carbon Coalition logo

Logging impacts us all. What can we do about it? Find out in this webinar sponsored by the Forest Carbon Coalition. Zoom registration here. 11:30am, Dec. 14.

Volunteer for the Environment!

Olympic Peninsula outdoors

Learn about North Olympic Peninsula volunteer and environmental learning opportunities in this monthly WSU Extension newsletter.

Local / Regional News

U.S. promised WA tribe would always have fish, but the fish are toxic

Salmon found to have toxins

New investigation reveals Native tribes in WA’s Columbia River Basin face risk of toxic exposure through their most important food–salmon. Read the report here.

Quinault Nation gets $25 million for climate change relocation

The Quinault Indian Nation will receive $25 million as part of a federal funding package aimed at supporting the relocation of tribal communities affected by climate change. Learn more here.

National / International News and Actions

Climate change explained

This New Yorker article is a great one to share for the holidays. Nice cartoons, too.

A need for fossil-free food systems

“A fossil-fuel-free food system is a health imperative for the planet and the human community.” –Dr. Vandana Shiva. Read more here.

Time for a fossil fuel treaty

COP 27 had some shortcomings, but we can advocate for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty here.

Indigenous Land Defenders from Mexico and Guatemala Warn Green Capitalism Creates Violence

Democracy Now interviews land defenders speaking truth to power. Listen or watch here.

U.S., Canada, and old-growth logging

Does Canada care more about the timber industry than the environment? Guardian report here.

Read more about old-growth logging in the U.S. here.

Vanguard Complicit in Amazon Destruction

Vanguard provides investment to extractive companies that devastate Amazonian communities. Tell Vanguard to stop this. Sign the petition.


Your garden will love this! And the earth, too

Don’t trash holiday packaging– from Mother Earth News and GrowVeg

Climate Injustices—and Solutions—Puerto Rico and Mississippi

Amid racialized and climate-based trauma in Puerto Rico and Jackson, Mississippi lies similar suffering and also emerging solutions. Read more from Yes! Magazine.

Bill McKibben

Mules show off inertia

The Tyranny of Inertia

Organizing after Twitter

Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, but

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