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Grassroots Forest Defenders Establish Third Blockade to Defend Vancouver Island Old Growth Forest

A third blockade has started to stop the logging of near the headwaters of Fairy Creek. To learn more about the blockade in Fairy Creek, read the media release by the organizers of the blockade, and listen to interviews with Joshua Wright here and here. Access the official Facebook page here. Two weeks into a … Continue reading Grassroots Forest Defenders Establish Third Blockade to Defend Vancouver Island Old Growth Forest

Eastside Forest Scam–The Proposed Removal of the 21-inch Rule.

Large and old-growth trees in the dry eastern region of the U.S. state of Oregon are under threat as the agency which regulates Forest Service lands plans to remove existing protections, George Wuerthner reports. By George Wuerthner / The Wildlife News / August 13, 2020 The Forest Service has begun a 30 day comment period … Continue reading Eastside Forest Scam–The Proposed Removal of the 21-inch Rule.

Activists Launch Old-Growth Forest Protection Blockade on Vancouver Island

Last week we ran a story on an anti-logging blockade at Fairy Creek, near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island in western Canada. Since then, the blockade has held strong and a second blockade has been established nearby, stopping further old-growth logging. A few days ago, Max Wilbert spoke with Joshua Wright, a spokesperson for the … Continue reading Activists Launch Old-Growth Forest Protection Blockade on Vancouver Island

90% Chance of Civilization Collapsing Within 20-40 Years

This is the first in a series of articles reflecting on a recent study which predicts collapse of industrial society within a few decades. By destroying the ecological foundation on which all life depends, civilization makes collapse inevitable. Max Wilbert describes the destruction caused by the industrial civilization, and what we can do for a … Continue reading 90% Chance of Civilization Collapsing Within 20-40 Years

70% of Critically Endangered Species Receive No Help

This analysis was written by Jeremy Hance, and published on 3 August 2020 in Mongabay.  Jeremy draws attention to the issue of critically endangered species not being offered the help needed to ensure their survival. 70% of Critically Endangered Species Receive No Help By Jeremy Hance/Mongabay Many critically endangered species receive no conservation action because … Continue reading 70% of Critically Endangered Species Receive No Help

Biomass Falsely Counted As Carbon Neutral

This article by Saul Elbein was originally published on 29 July 2020 in Mongabay. Saul describes the outdated ideas linked to creating ‘biomass’ and illuminates the harm caused by creating even more CO2. By Saul Elben/Mongabay.com An outdated Kyoto Climate Agreement policy, grandfathered into the 2015 Paris Agreement, counts electrical energy produced by burning biomass … Continue reading Biomass Falsely Counted As Carbon Neutral

Migratory Fish Populations Have Dropped 76% Since 1970

A new report on migratory freshwater fish was released last month. The opening comment in the press release states that “With hydropower, overfishing, climate change and pollution on the rise, monitored populations of migratory freshwater fish species have plummeted by 76% on average since 1970.” The Living Planet Index for Migratory Freshwater Fish The Living … Continue reading Migratory Fish Populations Have Dropped 76% Since 1970

Amazon Deforestation At Highest Rate on Record

Deforestation rate climbs higher as Amazon moves into the burning season by Rhett Butler / Mongabay.com 10 July 2020 Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon climbed higher for the fifteenth straight month, reaching levels not seen since the mid-2000s, according to data released today by Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. INPE’s satellite-based deforestation alert system … Continue reading Amazon Deforestation At Highest Rate on Record

Diving For Truths Submerged by the Kinzua Dam

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, fourth and fifth part of Will’s journey. Diving For Truths Submerged by the Kinzua Dam By … Continue reading Diving For Truths Submerged by the Kinzua Dam