First Nations unite to fight industrial exploitation of Australia’s Martuwarra

This story first appeared in Mongabay. By Nick Rodway The Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, one of the country’s most ecologically and culturally significant waterways, is facing proposals of further agriculture and mining development, including irrigation and fracking. In response, First Nations communities in the region have developed different methods to … Continue reading First Nations unite to fight industrial exploitation of Australia’s Martuwarra

Rare Southern California Butterfly Protected as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

This story first appeared in Center for Biological Diversity. SAN DIEGO, Calif.— After nearly 30 years of petitions and lawsuits by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected one of Southern California’s rarest butterflies, the Hermes copper butterfly, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The agency also designated 35,000 … Continue reading Rare Southern California Butterfly Protected as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Niger Delta communities in ‘great danger’ as month-old oil spill continues

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. Featured image: Barge transporting oil drums in the Niger Delta. Image by Stakeholder Democracy via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Oil has been spilling from a wellhead in Nigeria’s Bayelsa state for a month now, with the local company responsible unable to contain it. Experts say the scale and duration of the … Continue reading Niger Delta communities in ‘great danger’ as month-old oil spill continues

Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 2)

This story was first published in Learning Earthways. By George R Price. [Part 1 of this essay can be found here.] The points in time at which various ancient human societies began to go the wrong way (whether by force from outsiders, or by bad decisions made from within) are numerous and span thousands of … Continue reading Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 2)

Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 1 of 2)

This story was first published in Learning Earthways. By George R. Price The oral traditions and origin stories of many Indigenous peoples, worldwide, include some stories of the endings of previous worlds. In such stories, the end of one world usually coincides with the beginning of a new world. Typically, the end of one world … Continue reading Paths Forward: In Defense of “Utopian” Creativity (Part 1 of 2)

Indigenous community saves Colombia’s poison dart frog from coca and logging

This story first appeared in Mongabay. Editor’s note: This is what environmental justice looks like. Not NGOs dictating what lands will be set aside for 30×30, which is just greenwashing colonialism. It is the people whose land it is making those decisions and the governments enforcing them. By Maxwell Radwin An Indigenous community in southwest … Continue reading Indigenous community saves Colombia’s poison dart frog from coca and logging

In Ecuador, a Forest Has Legal Rights

This is a press release from the Center for Biological Diversity Ecuador’s Highest Court Enforces Constitutional ‘Rights of Nature’ to Safeguard Los Cedros Protected Forest QUITO, Ecuador— In an unprecedented case, the Constitutional Court of Ecuador has applied the constitutional provision on the “Rights of Nature” to safeguard the Los Cedros cloud forest from mining … Continue reading In Ecuador, a Forest Has Legal Rights

Is colonial history repeating itself with Sabah forest carbon deal? (commentary)

This story first appeared in Mongabay. Editor’s note: THE FIRST LARGE SCALE NATURE CONSERVATION AGREEMENT (NCA) IN THE WORLD. You should be afraid, very afraid. (NCA) is a different acronym for (NGO). It is the new colonialism, green , clean and renewable. The market will not solve climate change or loss of biodiversity. The market … Continue reading Is colonial history repeating itself with Sabah forest carbon deal? (commentary)

Statement from the Indigenous Environmental Network in Support of the Wet’suwet’en Peoples

This story was originally published by the Indigenous Environmental Network. The Indigenous Environmental Network condemns the actions of Canada as it inflicts settler violence against the Wet’suwet’en peoples, hypocritically breaking both Wet’suwet’en and Canadian law to push TC Energy’s illegal Coastal Gaslink pipeline through unceded territories. By entering sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory with RCMP, dogs and … Continue reading Statement from the Indigenous Environmental Network in Support of the Wet’suwet’en Peoples

Making the connections: resource extraction, prostitution, poverty, climate change, and human rights

Editor’s note: This article has been published in The International Journal of Human Rights. Unfortunaltly we don’t have the rights to publish the whole article which is behind a paywall, but we are publishing the extract and some quotes. Featured image: The surface mine storage place, mining minerals and brown coal in different colours. View … Continue reading Making the connections: resource extraction, prostitution, poverty, climate change, and human rights

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