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Yellowstone National Park Starts Capturing Wild Bison

Yellowstone National Park has initiated wild bison capture operations in their Stephens Creek bison trap, and plans to send hundreds to slaughter in coming weeks. Yellowstone asserts that these actions are necessary to appease Montana’s livestock industry which claims wild bison pose a threat. Bison were recently bestowed with the honor of being designated as the United States' National Mammal. ... Continue reading →

Mountain Biking is a Threat to New Wilderness Designation

Mountain bikers, as a demographic group, fit the profile of off-road vehicle users. They are predominately male, between 20-40, and tend to have above average incomes and often have the same outlaw attitude and sense of entitlement.

We see this sense of entitlement in the continual commandeering of trails and/or illegal construction of new trails on public lands by mountain bikers. When the Forest Service or BLM seeks to close some of these trails (very infrequently done) mountain bikers squeal like a poked pig, claiming they're being “discriminated against.” ... Continue reading →

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 →

Billionaire’s elephant-hunting safaris implicated in “Pygmy” abuses

Featured image: World Wildlife Fund trustee Peter Flack with dead forest elephant.  © Survival International      by Survival International Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human rights abuses against local Baka “Pygmies” and their neighbors, including illegal evictions and torture. The … Continue reading Billionaire’s elephant-hunting safaris implicated in “Pygmy” abuses

Racists Plow Truck into Crowd of Indigenous Protestors in Reno | Biomass is NOT sustainable!

This story from the phenomenal journalist Brenda Norrell of Censored News. RENO (Monday, October 9th) — Five people were injured when a white pickup truck plowed into Native American rights activists, protesting Columbus Day and speaking out for the defense of the water at Standing Rock. During the Abolish KKKolumbus Day March on Monday, at … Continue reading Racists Plow Truck into Crowd of Indigenous Protestors in Reno | Biomass is NOT sustainable!

Molalla Indians Oppose Old Hazeldell Quarry | #SaveTheElliott State Forest!

Molalla Ancestral Run: Tribe responds to Old Hazeldell Quarry Claims By Kayla Godowa-Tufti  Photos by Erika Lincango  Censored News OAKRIDGE, Oregon (October 4, 2016) — Last weekend marked the first year of the Molalla Ancestral Run. On Saturday October 1st, members of the Chakgeenkni-Tufti band of Molalla Indians called for ceremony in response to the recent proposal to … Continue reading Molalla Indians Oppose Old Hazeldell Quarry | #SaveTheElliott State Forest!

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona, Texas From Government Killing

Featured image: Ocelot photo by Tom Smylie, USFWS. Fewer than 100 of these rare wildcats likely remain in the United States.       by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, AZ— The Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona, Texas From Government Killing

A look at Gold Butte, Nevada, two years after the Bundy standoff

Surveyors found illegal cattle grazing, defaced petroglyphs and ditch-digging.      by Anna V. Smith / High Country News In June 2015, for the first time since federal officers confronted Cliven Bundy and militia members over Bundy’s illegal grazing in 2014, the Bureau of Land Management sent a survey crew to the Gold Butte area near … Continue reading A look at Gold Butte, Nevada, two years after the Bundy standoff

Silencing of the River: Environmental Racism and Afro-Descendent Displacement along Colombia’s Patia River

Featured image: Afro-Colombian communities along the Patia River plundered by corporate privatization of water sources.      by Mary Louisa Cappelli Colombia’s infrastructure development projects have led to privatized water grabbing and the marginalization and displacement of many indigenous and Afro-descendent communities living along the Patia River Corridor. Ingeneria de Vias SA (VIAS SA), a … Continue reading Silencing of the River: Environmental Racism and Afro-Descendent Displacement along Colombia’s Patia River

Panama President Destroys Indigenous Communities and Claims “Success”

Featured image: Floodwaters from the Barro Blanco dam have submerged communities and forests. Photo: Chiriquí Natural By Richard Arghiris / Intercontinental Cry Indigenous Ngäbe communities living on the banks of the Tabasará River in western Panama are scrambling for their lives as flood water from the Barro Blanco hydroelectric reservoir inundates their houses, schools, farms and … Continue reading Panama President Destroys Indigenous Communities and Claims “Success”