• NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter NOV 2019 – Rights of Nature

    RIGHTS OF NATURE Rights of Nature is a legal philosophy that is starting to influence the fight to preserve the environment. Rights of Nature is the recognition, quite simply, that nature has rights—that our ecosystems, including trees, oceans, animals, and mountains, have rights just as human beings do.[1] Since nature has no voice, it falls […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter OCT 2019 – GOVERNMENT AND THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE

    GOVERNMENT AND THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE This month’s issue of NHT continues to consider the deforestation that’s taking humanity down the road of self-destruction. We’ve reported on the eradication of trees both for profit and through wildfires, occurring at an unsustainable rate. How can we reverse this alarming trend? How about replanting? A recent article in […]

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  • A LIVABLE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN

    A LIVABLE WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN A “carbon footprint” refers to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the greenhouse gas (GHG) most responsible for the present climate crisis. It’s created by our consumption of fossil fuels, which include petroleum, natural gas and coal. CO2 becomes a pollutant when used with motor vehicles and power plants. Everyone I […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter SEPT 2019 – FORESTS IN CRISIS

    FORESTS IN CRISIS The Earth’s forests—magnificent, ancient oxygen factories and homes to wildlife—are being destroyed at alarming rates. We know the arguments to cut trees: forests will grow back; we need wood; we need more farmland; indigenous wildlife matters less than human habitation. Such reasoning is dangerously shortsighted. Until the 20th century, mankind considered nature […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter AUG 2019 – POPETACTICS

    POPETACTICS Pope Resources has been pulling fast ones, much like the used car salesman with a deal you can’t resist who then tacks on all the charges once you’ve been roped in. In mid-July, following months of pressure by the Kitsap Environmental Coalition, Pope stated they would refrain from spraying their clear-cuts with glyphosate from […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter JULY 2019 – MEMORIALIZING FORESTS OF THE PNW/SAWDUST HILL

     “Memorializing Forests of the Pacific Northwest” [Beverly Parsons writes in a blog series. This excerpt by permission.] “If you come to Oregon or Washington today, you might question why I’m commemorating something that seems so alive and present. You’re seeing the trees but not the forest.    Look closer.   The original forests, while dominated […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter JUNE 2019 – KITSAP COUNTY STOPS USE OF GLYPHOSATE!

    KITSAP COUNTY STOPS USE OF GLYPHOSATE! On Wednesday, May 22, the board of Kitsap County Commissioners issued Resolution 085-2019 that stops the spraying of glyphosate on county-administered properties such as roadsides, parks, and school grounds.  (The resolution makes an exception for the targeted control of noxious weeds.) It further mandates extending education about herbicides to […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter APRIL 2019 – GLYPHOSATE, FOOD, WATER, AND HEALTH

    GLYPHOSATE, FOOD, WATER, AND HEALTH Are you aware of the dangers of pesticides that are inundating our water and food? Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, is the principal ingredient in the toxic mix of chemicals being sprayed on forest clear cuts in Kitsap, […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter FEB 2019 – WHY WORRY ABOUT GLYPHOSATE?

                    Why Worry About Glyphosate? Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) developed Roundup 40 years ago and turned it into the most popular weed killer in the world. Now there’s a raging debate about Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, as a cause of cancer. Kitsap’s forest practices are bringing the debate home to our area. Several large […]

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