Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Enviro Back to the Pleistocene Show

One of our favorite local wildlife biologists, Jennifer Seavey, returned to talk about....well, bringing back the mastodons! We checked out the latest from the usual suspects at Wild Earth and their plans to re-wild Turtle Island (never heard of that place? YOUR LIVING ON IT!...unless you're reading this from somewhere other than the U.S.). Also, wildlife overpasses! Not many U.S. flags hanging from them.....we hope.

It’s Revenge of the Critters once again. This week: Bambi Attacks! Then we had a listen to another of Neil Young's latest whacks at the present occupants in the White House and their neocon goons, "After the Garden is Gone". That set us up nicely for our traditional Bush bashing. It’s the Neocon Crash & Burn Watch! We love it! Some folks make maps of other peoples oil fields,like Iraq's for instance, when Darth Cheney’s Energy Task Force divided up the spoils back in March 2001 waaaaay BEFORE 9/11...hmmmmm, interesting timing, no?. Others make bioregional maps, but we’ll get to that shortly.

Also, A study commissioned by the Bush regime concluded that the lower atmosphere was indeed growing warmer and that there was "clear evidence of human influences on the climate system". What? No rewrite?? The enemies of the Earth in the White House took some other hits too. We had a gloat-in.

"They had small brains" by Dana Lyons brought us Back to the Pleistocene! Hang on to skin? This was the retro part of the show.

Then it was on to our Bus Stop Billboard:

    Reel World Film Series
    May 31, 2006, 7-9 pm
    Arms Library, Shelburne Falls, MA
    Information: (413) 625-9543

  • Clamshell Alliance Meeting
    June 4, 3 – 6 pm
    Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH (outside of Keene)
    The Clams are coming back to work on shutting down the Vermont Yankee Nuclear reactor. Join them in their efforts to organize NH.
    For more info call Chris Nord (603)382-8153

  • Tack Back the Public Meeting!!
    NRC Environmental Scoping Meetings on Vermont Yankee
    June 6, 2-8 pm
    Quality Inn, 1380 Putney Rd, Brattleboro, VT
    Informal open house to provide information about the environmental
    review process.

  • June 7, 1:30-4:30 pm, 7-10 pm
    Lathchis Theatre, Brattleboro, VT
    Request an opportunity to participate in the scoping process.
    Contact Richard Emch by phone at 1-800-368-5642
    or email at no later than May 31, 2006.
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting Public
    Participation meetings for the Scoping process of the Generic
    Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for the Relicensing Application of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor for an additional 20 yr

  • CAN Meeting
    Thursday, June 8, 5:30- 7:30 pm
    Meeting Room, Greenfields Market Coop, Greenfield, MA
    Learn what CAN is up to and how you might get involved. We have ongoing efforts to shutdown Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor (just over the border in Vernon, VT). There is much going on! Broader public involvement is essential!

  • Friday, June 9, 7pm. Media Education Foundation, 60 Masonic Street in downtown Northampton NORTHAMPTON COMMITTEE FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES
    "The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"
    As the world faces the end of affordable oil, it can look
    to Cuba, for whom cheap oil ended 15 years ago when the
    Soviet Union collapsed. The country survived through a
    rigorous crash program of community-based organic agriculture.

    Next time: The Enviro Filthy War Machine Show, Part II
    That's it. Don't forget: listen to your Mother! AND: Boycott Exxon/Mobil!!

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