People & Groups Archives: The Nature Conservancy

The Colorado River Runs Again

This article originally appeared in Yes! Solutions Journalism. Featured image: Local residents and kids enjoy the recreational benefits of the flowing river resulting from the planned water releases. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAISE THE RIVER, JESÚS SALAZAR “It’s not only about wildlife, or birds and trees. It’s also about the people.” By Lourdes Medrano In late spring, Antonia Torres … Continue reading The Colorado River Runs Again

Chris Matera on biofuels and other excuses for clearcuts

Chris Matera founded and works in his spare time for Massachusetts Forest Watch, fighting against destruction of New England forests. Derrick Jensen interviewed him for the November 30 episode of Resistance Radio, discussing the many forces pushing for logging. As expected, the timber industry puts out carefully crafted propaganda designed to confuse well meaning but … Continue reading Chris Matera on biofuels and other excuses for clearcuts

“Big Conservation” organizations using public reputations to sell out forests

Imagine an international mega-deal. The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming. In return, agribusiness agrees to farm the now-deforested land using organic methods, and the organic industry encourages its supporters to buy the resulting timber and food under the newly devised … Continue reading “Big Conservation” organizations using public reputations to sell out forests