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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

Capitalism is Killing the World’s Wildlife Populations, not ‘Humanity’

Featured image: Simon Eeman / shutterstock      by Anna Pigott, Swansea University / The Conversation The latest Living Planet report from the WWF makes for grim reading: a 60% decline in wild animal populations since 1970, collapsing ecosystems, and a distinct possibility that the human species will not be far behind. The report repeatedly stresses … Continue reading Capitalism is Killing the World’s Wildlife Populations, not ‘Humanity’

Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws to Build Texas Border Wall in Protected Nature Areas

Bulldozers Aimed at Wildlife Refuge, State Park, Historic Chapel, Family Farms.  Featured image: by Kara Clauser, Center for Biological Diversity.      by Center for Biological Diversity RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas— The Trump administration announced today that it will waive dozens of environmental laws to speed border-wall construction through protected Rio Grande Valley property, including a national wildlife refuge … Continue reading Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws to Build Texas Border Wall in Protected Nature Areas

Kenya: UN Says Lake Turkana is Endangered

Featured image: Lake Turkana and the River Omo, a lifeline to many tribal peoples, are drying up due to mega dam. © Nicola Bailey/ Survival International, 2015      by Survival International UNESCO added Kenya’s Lake Turkana to its World Heritage Site Endangered List in June, a sign it believes the iconic lake’s survival is at … Continue reading Kenya: UN Says Lake Turkana is Endangered

52 Percent of World’s Birds of Prey Populations in Decline

Featured image: Griffon vulture. Pierre Dalous/ Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0       by Lorraine Chow / Ecowatch Grim news for the world’s raptors—an iconic group of birds consisting of hawks, falcons, kites, eagles, vultures and owls. After analyzing the status of all 557 raptor species, biologists discovered that 18 percent of these birds are threatened … Continue reading 52 Percent of World’s Birds of Prey Populations in Decline

What Happened to Bill McKibben?

     by Suzanna Jones / Counterpunch Walden, Vermont–In his 2008 book Deep Economy, Bill McKibben concludes that economic growth is the source of the ecological crises we face today.  He explains that when the economy grows larger than necessary to meet our basic needs – when it grows for the sake of growth, automatically striving for … Continue reading What Happened to Bill McKibben?

Gilgamesh vs. Noah: The Epic Battle for the Future

     by Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. / Transition Times We are living in epic times. Mighty planetary changes are underway, and perhaps our pop culture is so obsessed with superheroes because only legendary heroes could successfully battle the dragons we face today. I have been writing Transition Times for seven years now. When I started this blog, … Continue reading Gilgamesh vs. Noah: The Epic Battle for the Future

46% of Forests Have Been Destroyed by Civilization…and Counting

     by Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance “Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them.” – François-René de Chateaubriand New research in the prestigious journal Nature estimates that “the global number of trees has fallen by approximately 46% since the start of human civilization.” The study also suggests that about 15 billion trees are … Continue reading 46% of Forests Have Been Destroyed by Civilization…and Counting