Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization

More Than 17,000 Rare Nevada Wildflowers Destroyed

In this article published on September 16, 2020 by the Center for Biologocal Diversity, they draw attention to a premeditated act of violence against a rare species of wildflower. The act may be linked to a proposal for an open-pit lithium mine to supply the battery industry. More Than 17,000 Rare Nevada Wildflowers Destroyed Tiehm’s … Continue reading More Than 17,000 Rare Nevada Wildflowers Destroyed

Sergio Alexander Kochergin on Ukraine, Iraq, and the United States

For this episode of The Green Flame, we speak with Sergio Alexander Kochergin, a filmmaker, organizer, former U.S. Marine, and native of Ukraine. He did two deployments to Iraq in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and testified before members of Congress in 2008 as part of the new Winter Soldier hearings organized by Iraq Veterans Against … Continue reading Sergio Alexander Kochergin on Ukraine, Iraq, and the United States

Irrigation Is Dewatering Rivers

All around the world, irrigation for agriculture is taking massive amounts of water from rivers, in many cases leaving them almost or entirely dry. This article comes from central Oregon, where 90% of human water use is for agriculture. Low Flows Due to Irrigation Destroying Deschutes River by George Wuerthner / The Wildlife News The … Continue reading Irrigation Is Dewatering Rivers

Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

An ongoing blockade to protect old-growth forests in western Canada has now lasted more than a month, but blockaders hopes that a government report would help protect the Fairy Creek Valley have been dashed. Forest Defenders Hold the Barricades as the BC Government Fails to Defer Road Building and Logging into the Fairy Creek Rainforest … Continue reading Forest Defenders Hold The Barricades As The BC Government Fails To Defer Road

Techno-Utopian Visions Will Not Save Us

This is the fourth part in the series. In the previous essays, we have explored the need for a collapse, the relationship between a Dyson sphere and overcomsumption, and our blind pursuit for ‘progress.’ In this piece, Elisabeth describes how the Dyson sphere is an extension of the drive for so-called “green energy.” By Elisabeth … Continue reading Techno-Utopian Visions Will Not Save Us

Mysterious Marine Ecosystem Could Be Threatened By Plastic Cleanups

Our use of plastics has threatened oceans and the marine biodiversity. But our efforts for plastic cleanup, may well threaten a less-known marine ecosystem. This article was originally published in DW.com Little is known about the neuston, but marine biologists fear this community of organisms living on the ocean surface could be decimated as nets … Continue reading Mysterious Marine Ecosystem Could Be Threatened By Plastic Cleanups

Trump Administration Launches New Assault On Alaska’s Tongass Old-Growth Forest

Another Massive Clearcutting Proposal Threatens Southeast Alaska’s Economy, Wildlife, Carbon Stores JUNEAU, ALASKA (Tlingit: A’aakw Kwáan lands) — The Trump administration announced plans today for yet another massive timber sale that would destroy more than 5,100 acres of critical old-growth habitat in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. “Shame on the Trump administration’s Forest … Continue reading Trump Administration Launches New Assault On Alaska’s Tongass Old-Growth Forest

The Mignonnes Question

In this piece, Trinity La Fey breaks down Maïmouna Doucouré’s film Mignonnes, which has become extremely controversial. The Mignonnes Question by Trinity La Fey Frenchwoman Maïmouna Doucouré, who wrote and directed ‘Cuties’ (English translation), a film which has sparked an online petition calling for it’s removal from Netflix’s streaming platform, has defended her work against … Continue reading The Mignonnes Question

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