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Life and Lithium at Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This episode of Muse Ecology is a terrific podcast with interviews with members of the People of Red Mountain, local community members, campers at Thacker Pass, and other supporters of Protect Thacker Pass. In this episode in the Water, Life, Climate, and Civilization series, we hear diverse voices from the resistance to the proposed lithium … Continue reading Life and Lithium at Thacker Pass [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In DRC, community ownership of forests helps guard the Grauer’s gorilla

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. The Congolese government has officially recognized community ownership of a conservation area linking two national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, giving hope for the survival of the Grauer’s gorilla, a critically endangered species. The gorilla, found only in DRC, faces threats from habitat loss, poaching for bushmeat, … Continue reading In DRC, community ownership of forests helps guard the Grauer’s gorilla

Glyphosate’s Toxic Legacy Exposed: Why This Weedkiller Should Be Banned

Editor’s note: As radical environmentalists, we can not understand how any culture can be so stupid to put poison on their own food. The widespread application of herbicides, pesticides and all kinds of poisonous chemicals to our holy mother earth’s surface as an attempt to control weed and insect “pests” is just another expression of … Continue reading Glyphosate’s Toxic Legacy Exposed: Why This Weedkiller Should Be Banned

Earth tipping points could destabilize each other in domino effect: Study

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. A new risk analysis has found that the tipping points of five of Earth’s subsystems — the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the Greenland Ice Sheet, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Amazon rainforest — could interact with each other in a destabilizing … Continue reading Earth tipping points could destabilize each other in domino effect: Study

Crisis in Yanomami territory as goldminers launch series of attacks

This article originally appeared on Survival International’s website. Featured image: Yanomami people in the community of Palimiú flee as illegal miners open fire at them from a passing boat. © Survival A major humanitarian crisis is engulfing the Yanomami. In the last few months several communities have been subjected to repeated, violent attacks by heavily armed goldminers … Continue reading Crisis in Yanomami territory as goldminers launch series of attacks

Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California’s North Coast: Mendocino County’s Jackson Demonstration State Forest

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch. By Cal Winslow Logging has begun in Jackson State Demonstration Forest, 48,000 acres of state owned redwood forestland in Mendocino County in Northern California. The forest consists mostly of heavily cut over land – probably logged several times since logging in the County began in the 1860s. This continued when … Continue reading Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California’s North Coast: Mendocino County’s Jackson Demonstration State Forest

Forest loss in mountains of Southeast Asia accelerates at ‘shocking’ pace

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. Southeast Asia is home to roughly half of the world’s tropical mountain forests, which support massive carbon stores and tremendous biodiversity, including a host of species that occur nowhere else on the planet. A new study reveals that mountain forest loss in Southeast Asia is accelerating at an unprecedented … Continue reading Forest loss in mountains of Southeast Asia accelerates at ‘shocking’ pace

Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

Editor’s note: The Brexit gives the UK the chance to become independent from the very destructive EU agricultural policy. This is the time for UK activists to step up for rewilding. Featured image: Forest in Somerset, UK. Photo by Deb Barnes By Lisa Malm, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University, and Darren Evans, Professor of … Continue reading Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. Featured image: Tropical rainforest. By Bonnie Waring, Imperial College London One morning in 2009, I sat on a creaky bus winding its way up a mountainside in central Costa Rica, light-headed from diesel fumes as I clutched my many suitcases. They contained thousands of test tubes and sample … Continue reading There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

Biden Has a Chance to Oversee Biggest River Restoration Project in U.S. History

Editor’s note: Of course this proposal has to be framed with the usual politicians blabla and pledges about “prosperous agriculture”, “affordable, reliable clean energy” and “revitalizing the economy”, which are all bright green lies. Apart from that, any dam that will really physically be removed is a step into the right direction and an absolutely … Continue reading Biden Has a Chance to Oversee Biggest River Restoration Project in U.S. History