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Derrick Jensen: When I Dream of a Planet in Recovery

Featured Image: Abandoned mill near Sorrento, Italy, by Jason Wallace Derrick Jensen / Deep Green Resistance In the time after, the buffalo come home. At first only a few, shaking snow off their shoulders as they pass from mountain to plain. Big bulls sweep away snowpack from the soft grass beneath; big cows attend to and … Continue reading Derrick Jensen: When I Dream of a Planet in Recovery

Sunoco oil pipeline ruptures, spilling up to 10,000 gallons of crude into Ohio nature preserve

By Reuters A major oil pipeline owned by Sunoco Logistics Partners LP leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio late on Monday. Between 7,000 and 10,000 gallons (26,000-38,000 liters) of sweet crude leaked into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve about a quarter of a mile from the Great … Continue reading Sunoco oil pipeline ruptures, spilling up to 10,000 gallons of crude into Ohio nature preserve

Caltrans at Willits: Widening the Way to Pelican Bay

By Cal Winslow Will Parrish needs your support. He now faces eight years in prison; in addition, $490,000 in fines, “restitution”.  And for what? For delaying a freeway, the “Redwood Highway” – the California 101. Parrish is a journalist here in Willits, in Mendocino County. He is also an activist and a teacher. His trial … Continue reading Caltrans at Willits: Widening the Way to Pelican Bay

Lockdown to Fill Trucks Halts Caltrans’ Toxic Cover Up on Willits Bypass Wetlands, Three Arrested

By Save Little Lake Valley Activists protesting the filling of some of California’s last remaining wetlands used steel tubes to lock themselves to a fill truck around 10:15 last night in the wick drain field one mile north of Willits on highway 101. A crowd of supporters gathered holding a banner that read: “Save Our Water, … Continue reading Lockdown to Fill Trucks Halts Caltrans’ Toxic Cover Up on Willits Bypass Wetlands, Three Arrested

Report finds half of earth’s wetlands destroyed since 1900

By Agence France-Presse An alarming 50 percent of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed in the last 100 years, threatening human welfare at a time of increasing water scarcity, a new report said. Wetlands serve as a source of drinking water and provide protection against floods and storms, yet they have been decimated to make … Continue reading Report finds half of earth’s wetlands destroyed since 1900

Study finds wetlands being destroyed at twice previous rate due to BP oil spill

By Claudia Adrien / University of Florida The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill temporarily worsened existing manmade problems in Louisiana’s salt marshes such as erosion, but there may be cause for optimism, according to a new study. A study appearing online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found the 2010 spill … Continue reading Study finds wetlands being destroyed at twice previous rate due to BP oil spill

Wisconsin Wetlands Association: “No” to SB 368

from http://www.thewheelerreport.com/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 15, 2012 Wisconsin Wetlands Association Statement on Passage of SB 368 Today is a sad day for wetlands in Wisconsin. Our strong tradition of allowing economic development while also maintaining a strong commitment to protecting wetlands has just been overturned by the Senate. Once revered nationwide for our high standards, … Continue reading Wisconsin Wetlands Association: “No” to SB 368