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Insects In Peril

In this article, Jeremy Hance describes ongoing concerns regarding collapsing insect populations. By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay In June 2019, in response to media outcry and alarm over a supposed ongoing global “Insect Apocalypse,” Mongabay published a thorough four-part survey on the state of the world’s insect species and their populations. In four, in-depth stories, … Continue reading Insects In Peril

Land and Water Are Not Political Currency

by Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo / Talking Wings Collective Oct 9th, 2020, Movimiento por la Defensa de la Sierra, Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico Five thousand acres of cloud forest are currently being threatened in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. This land is, at present, being held by squatters, who, with the backing of local politicians, have claimed … Continue reading Land and Water Are Not Political Currency

Philippines: Northern Negros National Park Threatened

This article is based on communication from a comrade in the Negros province of the Philippines. There is ongoing destruction of the natural world in this area due to road construction, a planned airport, and clearing of the rainforest. The people on the front lines, being most affected, are calling for international solidarity and support. … Continue reading Philippines: Northern Negros National Park Threatened

Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW

via Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth Creating a Positive Future for the Elliott State Research Forest (ESRF): It’s important to be aware of the history and shortcomings of both OSU’s forest management and the Elliott process so we can choose a more positive path going forward. I’ve provided an update on the … Continue reading Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW

Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Communal house of uncontacted Indians inside the Uru Eu Wau Wau territory, photographed in 2005. © Rogério Vargas Motta/IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources). Survival International / October 14, 2020 The survival of several uncontacted tribes is now at risk after fires were set inside their territories. Activists have described this year’s … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Buffalo: Resistance Radio with George Wuerthner

In this episode of Resistance Radio, George Wuerthner is interviewed by Derrick Jensen. George Wuerthner is the former Ecological Projects Director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology. Currently he is the executive director of Public Lands Media. He is an ecologist and wildlands activist. He has published 38 books on environmental issues and natural history … Continue reading Buffalo: Resistance Radio with George Wuerthner

Wild Lands the Size of Mexico Destroyed Between 2000 and 2013

In this research excerpt, the latest temporally inter-comparable maps of the terrestrial Human Footprint are presented, as well as an assessment of change in human pressure at global, biome, and ecoregional scales. Featured image:  Suanmoo via Unsplash by several authors of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Queensland, Australia. Humans … Continue reading Wild Lands the Size of Mexico Destroyed Between 2000 and 2013

Biologists Warn ‘Extinction Denial’ Is The Latest Anti-Science Conspiracy Theory

In this article Mike Shanahan describes how the denial of extinction crisis ignores widespread, scientific evidence. Featured Image: Ross Sokolovski via Unsplash There’s a growing refusal by some groups to acknowledge the ongoing global extinction crisis being driven by human actions, conservation scientists say. These views are pushed by many of the same people who … Continue reading Biologists Warn ‘Extinction Denial’ Is The Latest Anti-Science Conspiracy Theory

‘Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale’: Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Migratory Birds in Southwest Linked to Wildfires, Climate Crisis

‘Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale’: Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Migratory Birds in Southwest Linked to Wildfires, Climate Crisis “The fact that we’re finding hundreds of these birds dying, just kind of falling out of the sky is extremely alarming.” by Julia Conley A combination of factors—all related to the climate crisis—is believed to be behind … Continue reading ‘Ecological Disaster on Massive Scale’: Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Migratory Birds in Southwest Linked to Wildfires, Climate Crisis

Resisting A New Dam Proposal on the Zambezi River

This episode of The Green Flame podcast focuses on the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam on the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, just downstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Max Wilbert interviews Monga, who has lived by the Zambezi River and is active in environmental issues and factors that impact on underprivilidged … Continue reading Resisting A New Dam Proposal on the Zambezi River