Categories Archives: Biodiversity & Habitat Destruction

2020 Was Deadliest-Ever Year for Environmental Defenders: Report

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. Editor’s note: As it was last year and the year before that. The resistance grows stronger to late stage capitalism. The land destroyers are becoming more and more desperate as their power slips away. They may kill resistors but they can never kill the movement and in the … Continue reading 2020 Was Deadliest-Ever Year for Environmental Defenders: Report

Standing Rock is Everywhere: The Indigenous Heart of the Climate Change Fight

This article originally appeared in Resilience. Editor’s note: In order for the planet to survive, we must act in its defense. We can not rely on governments or corporations to do it. This is why Deep Green Resistance is organizing actions to confront the power structures—patriarchy, capitalism, colonialism, and civilization—largely responsible for the plunder of … Continue reading Standing Rock is Everywhere: The Indigenous Heart of the Climate Change Fight

Beavers are back: here’s what this might mean for the UK’s wild spaces

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. Editor’s note: “That repair should be the main goal of the environmental movement. Unlike the Neverland of the Tilters’ solutions, we have the technology for prairie and forest restoration, and we know how to use it. And the grasses will be happy to do most of the work … Continue reading Beavers are back: here’s what this might mean for the UK’s wild spaces

Line 3 Resisters Light the Way in a Battle for Life on Earth

This article originally appeared in Truthout. Featured image: On September 7, 2021, Water Protectors erected multiple blockades at a major U.S.-Canadian tar sands terminal in Clearbrook, Minnesota, in direct opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3. Courtesy of the  Giniw Collective. By Kelly Hayes, Truthout Amid record hurricanes, wildfires and droughts, battles are being waged over the fate … Continue reading Line 3 Resisters Light the Way in a Battle for Life on Earth

‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit

World congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) calling for reforms to the International Seabed Authority (ISA). “Deep seabed mining is an avoidable environmental disaster,” said one expert on global ocean policy. Featured image: A pair of fish swim near the ocean floor off the coast of Mauritius. A motion calling … Continue reading ‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit

Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

Editor’s note: DGR supports local control of the land over settler colonial imperialism. We believe in Free Informed Prior Constent, consultation is not constent. Featured image: Screenshot from the Battle For Berrima Inc. video Hume Coal and Its Plans For A New Coal Mine In Berrima 2015 This article originally appeared in Global Voices. By Kevin … Continue reading Rejection of new Australian coal mine is a rare win for community environmental campaigners

Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch. Featured image: Sámi Parliament of Norway. Photograph Source: Utilisateur:Bel Adone – Public Domain By GABRIEL KUHN On June 23, a coalition of Sámi and environmentalist activists erected a protest camp in Nussir, the projected site of a gigantic copper mine in Sápmi, the traditional homeland of the Sámi people, northern … Continue reading Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism

Court Ruling on US Border Militarization Called ‘Win for Wildlife’

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. “This is a win for wildlife and communities along the border, where the government has behaved as if the laws don’t apply,” said one environmental lawyer. By KENNY STANCIL Social and environmental justice advocates welcomed a federal judge’s ruling Monday that two U.S. agencies broke the law by not … Continue reading Court Ruling on US Border Militarization Called ‘Win for Wildlife’

Planned dam in Philippine national park catches flak from activists, officials

A subsidiary of the San Miguel Corporation, one of the largest companies in the Philippines, has proposed a $500 million hydroelectric project that will overlap with a national park on Panay Island. Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park holds some of the central Philippines’ last stands of intact lowland rainforest, is home to endangered species including … Continue reading Planned dam in Philippine national park catches flak from activists, officials

In First for Australia, Court Orders Government Agency to Take Climate Action

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. One nonprofit said the decision in a case brought by bushfire survivors “should send a chill through the state’s most polluting industries, including the electricity and commercial transport sectors.” By JESSICA CORBETT In a case brought by bushfire survivors against an Australian state’s environmental regulator, a court found Thursday that the … Continue reading In First for Australia, Court Orders Government Agency to Take Climate Action