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Sign the Pledge: Don't Drink Nestle Water Brands
Business  (tags: Nestle, water, drought, California, boycott, pledge )

Kathryn
- 43 days ago - dailykos.com
At a time when California faces one of the worst droughts on record, Nestle is bottling water out of California's springs, aquifers and national forests to sell for profit. Sign the pledge to boycott Nestle brands.
Walmart Makes Over $600 for Every $1 They Spend on Drought-Stricken California Water, and ItâEUR(TM)s Legal
Business  (tags: Americans, Walmart, California, drought, ethics, dishonesty, consumers, corporate, abuse, economy, environment, money, news, society, humans, government )

Carrie
- 53 days ago - rawstory.com
According to a report by CBS,Sacramento, retailing giant Walmart is purchasing cheap water from the Sacramento water district in drought-stricken Calif. for less than a penny per gallon, and then selling it to consumers for slightly less than a dollar.
Genetics Might Help Grow the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Business  (tags: Coffee, Coffee Growers, Climate Change, Experimental Farmers, California )

Brian
- 62 days ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
One group of experimental farmers, however, wants to add California to the list of quality coffee growing regions using a blend of traditional breeding and modern genetics to save the ever-popular plant, which is under siege in its traditional...
There Is a Place That Is Nearly Perfect for Growing Food - It Is Not California
Business  (tags: farms, drought, California, southeast, broccoli, growing food )

Dandelion
- 70 days ago - motherjones.com
Not only is California gripped in its worst drought in at least 1,200 years, but climate models and the fossil record suggest that its 21st century precipitation levels could be significantly lower than the 20th century norm.
California Company Imported Indian Workers, Paid Them $1.21 An Hour
Business  (tags: business, money, greed, exploitation, California, Electronics for Imaging, shameful )

Robert
- 252 days ago - latimes.com
Eight workers from India were paid as little as $1.21 an hour by a tech company in Fremont, Calif., over several months in late 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, as reported by the Associated Press.
California Minimum Wage; Help Us Increase It to $13 / Hour
Business  (tags: minimum-wage, labor, California, health, families )

Demo
- 399 days ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
The California Senate has approved a measure to raise the minimum wage in the state to about one half of what it would be if it had been tied to inflation at inception, yet still about double the current federal rate; $13 / hour by 2017. Sign and help us!
World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens For Business
Business  (tags: Solar Power, solar energy, solar industry, clean energy, California, google )

Stefanie
- 503 days ago - ecowatch.com
Ivanpah will generate 392 megawatts for the California grid--enough to power 140,000 homes in the state.
California Governor Signs Bill Raising Minimum Wage to $10/H
Business  (tags: #minimumwage, #livingwage, California, Gov Jerry Brown, $10H, labor, workers, workers rights, wages, cost of living, income, economic injustice, wealth inequality )

Brian
- 644 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Calling it a "matter of justice," Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will raise California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, giving the state one of the highest rates in the nation.
Despite Big Bank Threats, City Approves 'Eminent Domain for the People'
Business  (tags: Richmond, California, City Council, 'eminent domain' laws, 'underwater mortgages', Green Party Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, fight with Big Banks, dmaging mortgage loan policies )

Judy
- 658 days ago - commondreams.org
Richmond, Calif. approves measure to seize 'underwater homes' in order to write-down mortgages and save homeowners.
Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty in Hazardous Waste Case
Business  (tags: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., guilty plea, illegal dumping, California, Missouri, fertilizers, pesticides, hazardous products, $81.6 million fine, 10-yr. investigation, 32 environmental groups, 20 prosecutors )

Judy
- 764 days ago - chron.com
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged...
California Braces for Black Gold Rush
Business  (tags: Bureau of Land Management, California, Environmentalists, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Monterey Shale, Oil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA )

Judy
- 859 days ago - mining.com
Experts believe the Monterey Shale could turn CA into the US's top oil-producing state, yielding riches like smaller deposits have in ND and TX. Companies are quietly buying up mineral rights, and drilling holes in the ground northwest of Bakersfield.
Defend Walmart Warehouse Workers | TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: Walmart, Chino, California, warehouse workers, lawsuit, wage theft at Walmart supplier, CEO Mike Duke, petition )

Judy
- 861 days ago - thenation.com
Use The Nation's activism tool to implore Walmart CEO Mike Duke to stand with the Walmart warehouse workers in Chino. Then head to WarehouseWorkersUnited.org and add your name to their petition.
Kern County Farmers Take on Oil Industry, California
Business  (tags: California, farmers, "unrestricted drilling ordinance", oil companies, environmental waivers, Venoco Inc., California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA exemptions, full review of environmental harm, Gov. Brown favors exemptions )

Judy
- 942 days ago - latimes.com
California's largest oil-producing county long ago passed an 'unrestricted drilling' ordinance. But now Kern farmers are fighting environmental waivers granted by the state.
Action Alert: Stand With Walmart Workers on Strike
Business  (tags: wal-mart, strike, California, Illinois, Warehouse Workers For Justice, United Electrical Workers, rights, safety, health, activists, organize, protest, boycott Walmart, corporateactionnetwork.org )

Brian
- 996 days ago - corporateactionnetwork.org
Sign the letter letting the Walmart workers know you stand with them and telling Walmart that those workers have our support!
 

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