Categories Archives: The Problem: Civilization » Human Supremacy » Biodiversity & Habitat Destruction

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

Trump Administration Targets Endangered Species Act

Featured image: critically endangered red wolves. Trump’s unprecedented rollback could doom hundreds of animals and plants to extinction.      by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— In a massive attack on imperiled wildlife, the Trump administration announced a series of rollbacks today to the regulations implementing key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The three … Continue reading Trump Administration Targets Endangered Species Act

A Manifesto for a World in Crisis

THE SITUATION Our world is in crisis. Species extinction, topsoil loss, deforestation, rising seas, ocean acidification, global warming. It’s no exaggeration to say that the dominant culture is killing the planet. At the same time, societies around the world are staggeringly unjust. Neocolonialism builds up empires on the backs of indigenous peoples, sweatshop workers, unpaid … Continue reading A Manifesto for a World in Crisis

Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

For Immediate Release June 28, 2018 Activist risks arrest in front of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Office during its final hearings to permit the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Contact: Ethan Nuss, (218) 380-9047,  stopline3mpls@gmail.com ST PAUL, MN – A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of … Continue reading Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

Update from the Field: Largest Buffalo Safe Zone Sold, Zinke Aims to Drive Down Buffalo Population

Buffalo Safe Zone Sold      by Buffalo Field Campaign Montana’s largest Buffalo Safe Zone has been sold. The former Galanis property, about 700 acres of lush green grass and rolling hills, was recently bought, and while we don’t know exactly how the new owners feel about the buffalo, the large “Bison Safe Zone” sign has … Continue reading Update from the Field: Largest Buffalo Safe Zone Sold, Zinke Aims to Drive Down Buffalo Population

The Sage Grouse Isn’t Just a Bird – It’s a Proxy for Control of Western Lands

Featured image: Male sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming. Tom Koerner/USFWS, CC BY      by John Freemuth, Boise State University / The Conversation The Trump administration is clashing with conservation groups and others over protection for the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), a bird widely known for its dramatic mating displays. The … Continue reading The Sage Grouse Isn’t Just a Bird – It’s a Proxy for Control of Western Lands

Panama Dam Causes Massive Fish Death

INTERNAL INVESTIGATION OF THE UN REVEALS BREACH OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES IN THE CASE OF BARRO BLANCO  This article is available in Spanish here       by Tracy Barnett and Jonathan Gonzalez Quiel / Intercontinental Cry The Tabasará River, one of the largest in Panama and the source of life for the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé people, was emptied … Continue reading Panama Dam Causes Massive Fish Death

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th