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Get to Know the Land You’re Destroying (or Saving)

It’s easy to disparage or destroy people, animals, plants or things when we know little about them. It’s a psychological thing. This phenomenon underlies lots of the more unpleasant activities in our world, like how we treat people who are ‘different’ than us, how we wage war on the living world in general, and the … Continue reading Get to Know the Land You’re Destroying (or Saving)

How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

By Michael Carter / Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau Imagine a time when you never once worried about losing your home or your means of making a living. Imagine your community used to be prosperous and well-run, providing everything you needed. You never gave a thought to giving back to it, though you always did … Continue reading How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

By Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Imagine a time when you never once worried about losing your home or your means of making a living. Imagine your community used to be prosperous and well-run, providing everything you needed. You never gave a thought to giving back to it, though you always did and … Continue reading How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

By Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition Imagine a time when you never once worried about losing your home or your means of making a living. Imagine your community used to be prosperous and well-run, providing everything you needed. You never gave a thought to giving back to it, though you always did and … Continue reading How to Stop Off Road Vehicles, Part 1

Aboriginal land management techniques beneficial to small mammal populations

By Max McClure / Stanford University Western Australia’s Martu people set small fires as a matter of course while hunting lizards. But the technique may also buffer the landscape against two extremes – overgrown brush and widespread lightning fires – that hurt Australia’s endangered small mammals. When species start disappearing, it usually makes sense to … Continue reading Aboriginal land management techniques beneficial to small mammal populations

Judge throws out Quechan injunction against wind farm project threatening ancestral sites

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry A Federal judge has thrown out the Quechan Nation’s request for an injunction against the controversial Ocotillo Express Wind Project in western Imperial County, California. The Quechan filed for the injunction on May 14, just three days after the Bureau of Land Management, an agency of the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Judge throws out Quechan injunction against wind farm project threatening ancestral sites

Bright green colonialism: massive solar project threatens sacred Indian sites and wildlife

By Edward Helmore / The Guardian Of the many projects commissioned by the Obama administration to showcase its commitment to renewable energy, few are as grandly futuristic as the multibillion-dollar solar power projects under construction across broad swaths of desert on the California-Arizona border. But at least two developments, including the $1bn, 250-megawatt Genesis Solar … Continue reading Bright green colonialism: massive solar project threatens sacred Indian sites and wildlife