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Mauritians Take To The Street Over Oil Spill And Dolphin And Whale Deaths

This article was written by Malavika Vyawahare on 1 September 2020 and originally published on Mongabay.  People gathered in the thousands in Mauritius’s capital, Port Louis, to protest the government’s response to a recent oil spill. The Japanese-owned freighter M.V. Wakashio crashed into the coral reef barrier off the island’s southeastern coast on July 25 and … Continue reading Mauritians Take To The Street Over Oil Spill And Dolphin And Whale Deaths

They Want To Mine The Deep Sea

In this article Julia Barnes describes the process of seabed mining and calls for organized resistance to this new ecocidal extraction industry. This article was originally published in Counterpunch By Julia Barnes/Counterpunch They want to mine the deep sea. We shouldn’t be surprised. This culture has stolen 90% of the large fish, created 450 de-oxygenated … Continue reading They Want To Mine The Deep Sea

Arctic Ice Hits Record Low as Extreme Heat Accelerates Melting

Siberian heat drives Arctic ice extent to record low for early July by Gloria Dickie / Mongabay On June 17, 2020, a Siberian town registered a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest ever recorded above the Arctic Circle. High temps across the region are driving impacts of great concern to scientists, firefighters, and those … Continue reading Arctic Ice Hits Record Low as Extreme Heat Accelerates Melting

Deep Sea Mining Threatens More Than The Seafloor

As industrial civilization devours the natural resources of the Planet, it leaves destruction in it’s wake. Since this system always depletes the land rather than operating on sustainable yield, it necessitates imperialism of new lands. This piece examines a new frontier in the war being waged against the planet: deep sea mining. Deep Sea Mining … Continue reading Deep Sea Mining Threatens More Than The Seafloor

Oil Spill in The Arctic Endangers Life

Oils spills in the arctic have happened before. Fuel extraction continues to be prioritised over wellbeing and safety. Civilisations’ pathological need to maintain the post-industrial way of life means we are primed to believe oil and mining extraction is a necessary evil. By Aimee Wild The Yenisei river The Yenisei river is the fifth-longest river … Continue reading Oil Spill in The Arctic Endangers Life

Civilization on the March

A series of headlines from around the world, compiled by Max Wilbert and Mark Behrend. Featured image by Max Wilbert. 2019 Was the 2nd Hottest Year on Record Global average temperature reached the 2nd highest annual level ever recorded, according to preliminary data for 2019. While the data is not yet finalized, it’s almost certain … Continue reading Civilization on the March

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

Puget Sound Orca Whales Are Being Driven to Extinction

No one is certain of the total number of orcas (otherwise known as "killer whales") that exist in the wild. However, estimates are now around 100,000, and populations are dwindling. In Washington State's Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, the once-large population of orcas has declined to around 80 whales, and the Puget Sound orcas are on the US government's endangered species list. ... Continue reading →