Places Archives: Biomes

Friday: Breach the Lower Snake River Dams

On Friday, November 16 at 2 pm Pacific Time, a group will be presenting the Governor at the State Capitol in Olympia with a demand to remove the lower Snake River dams immediately. Event details: The Southern Residents need you !!!! Now more then ever. The Orca Task force’s preliminary recommendations do not include Breaching … Continue reading Friday: Breach the Lower Snake River Dams

How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

Featured image: Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. © Michelle McCarron      by Will Falk / Voices for Biodiversity I need to come clean. When I joined Colorado River Ecosystem v. Colorado, the first-ever federal lawsuit to seek personhood and the rights of nature for a major ecosystem, my intentions were not completely sincere. The … Continue reading How Do Dams Fall? Conversations with the Colorado River

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

Pinyon Juniper Alliance presentation at PIELC Conference in Eugene, OR

The Pinyon-Juniper Alliance presents a panel discussion featuring experts on Pinyon-Juniper forests and the so-called “restoration” efforts that are destroying them. The panel, which is titled Protecting Native Forests in the West: The Pinyon-Juniper Alliance, will take place on Friday, March 2nd from 8:30 am to 9:45 am in room 232 of the Erb Memorial Union … Continue reading Pinyon Juniper Alliance presentation at PIELC Conference in Eugene, OR

We’ve Got To Fight For Their Right To Party

     by Heidi Hall / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin A group of jays is quite appropriately called a party. A group of Pinyon Jays is a big party–the kind of party the neighbors would call the cops on. I used to try and count them as they flew overhead but I would usually … Continue reading We’ve Got To Fight For Their Right To Party

The Letter to the Editor the Ely Times wouldn’t publish

“For thousands of years, pinion trees have provided a sustainable source of food for our ancestors, the Great Basin Shoshone. In fact, without pine nuts, our ancestors would not have survived our harsh Winters. These trees were so important they are considered “sacred.” But apparently now; they are in the way of unsustainable exploitation in … Continue reading The Letter to the Editor the Ely Times wouldn’t publish

Trump Admin Officially Proposes Opening Vast Areas of U.S. Coastal Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling

Featured image: The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale is a species of utmost concern should seismic airgun blasting be allowed off the Atlantic coast. Photo Credit: Moira Brown and New England Aquarium.     by Mike Gaworecki / Mongabay The Trump Administration has unveiled its plan to open nearly all of the United States’ coastal waters to … Continue reading Trump Admin Officially Proposes Opening Vast Areas of U.S. Coastal Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling

Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed

Featured image by Michelle McCarron     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Our first-in-the-nation lawsuit seeking personhood for the Colorado River was dismissed. After the Colorado Attorney General filed a motion to dismiss and threatened sanctions against attorney Jason Flores-Williams for the unforgivable act of requesting rights for nature, Flores-Williams withdrew our case. When I agreed … Continue reading Time to Escalate? First-Ever Rights of Nature Lawsuit Dismissed