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Trump Administration Targets Endangered Species Act

Featured image: critically endangered red wolves. Trump’s unprecedented rollback could doom hundreds of animals and plants to extinction.      by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— In a massive attack on imperiled wildlife, the Trump administration announced a series of rollbacks today to the regulations implementing key provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The three … Continue reading Trump Administration Targets Endangered Species Act

A Manifesto for a World in Crisis

THE SITUATION Our world is in crisis. Species extinction, topsoil loss, deforestation, rising seas, ocean acidification, global warming. It’s no exaggeration to say that the dominant culture is killing the planet. At the same time, societies around the world are staggeringly unjust. Neocolonialism builds up empires on the backs of indigenous peoples, sweatshop workers, unpaid … Continue reading A Manifesto for a World in Crisis

Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

For Immediate Release June 28, 2018 Activist risks arrest in front of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Office during its final hearings to permit the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Contact: Ethan Nuss, (218) 380-9047,  stopline3mpls@gmail.com ST PAUL, MN – A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of … Continue reading Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

Update from the Field: Largest Buffalo Safe Zone Sold, Zinke Aims to Drive Down Buffalo Population

Buffalo Safe Zone Sold      by Buffalo Field Campaign Montana’s largest Buffalo Safe Zone has been sold. The former Galanis property, about 700 acres of lush green grass and rolling hills, was recently bought, and while we don’t know exactly how the new owners feel about the buffalo, the large “Bison Safe Zone” sign has … Continue reading Update from the Field: Largest Buffalo Safe Zone Sold, Zinke Aims to Drive Down Buffalo Population

The Sage Grouse Isn’t Just a Bird – It’s a Proxy for Control of Western Lands

Featured image: Male sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming. Tom Koerner/USFWS, CC BY      by John Freemuth, Boise State University / The Conversation The Trump administration is clashing with conservation groups and others over protection for the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), a bird widely known for its dramatic mating displays. The … Continue reading The Sage Grouse Isn’t Just a Bird – It’s a Proxy for Control of Western Lands

Panama Dam Causes Massive Fish Death

INTERNAL INVESTIGATION OF THE UN REVEALS BREACH OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES IN THE CASE OF BARRO BLANCO  This article is available in Spanish here       by Tracy Barnett and Jonathan Gonzalez Quiel / Intercontinental Cry The Tabasará River, one of the largest in Panama and the source of life for the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé people, was emptied … Continue reading Panama Dam Causes Massive Fish Death

Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

You are invited to join us for the seventh annual Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp, May 25th – 28th, 2018 – A Gathering for Celebration, Community, Movement Building, Ecology, and Land Defense! Based in Spring Valley, Nevada (between the towns of Ely and Baker), the Action Camp is a gathering of organizers, ecologists, indigenous … Continue reading Reminder: Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Action Camp – May 25th-28th

STOP THE MADNESS: Major Wind Energy Generation Facility Proposed for Nevada Wildland

Editors note: Wind energy is destroying the planet just like fossil fuels. So-called “renewable energy” development threatens a massive amount of land globally in the coming years. We will fight all activities that destroy the land, even when greenwashing propaganda tells us these projects are “sustainable.” We know bullshit when we see it. Capitalists own … Continue reading STOP THE MADNESS: Major Wind Energy Generation Facility Proposed for Nevada Wildland

Update from the Field: Yellowstone Captures More Buffalo, Far Exceeds Kill Quota

Featured image: Coyote and Wolf block the access road to Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek buffalo trap, in an attempt to halt trucks from transporting wild buffalo to slaughter. Photo by Wild Buffalo Defense.      by Stephany Seay / Buffalo Field Campaign Direct Action Last Friday, two more people were arrested after attempting to halt Yellowstone from … Continue reading Update from the Field: Yellowstone Captures More Buffalo, Far Exceeds Kill Quota

Deceit and Destruction Behind FAO’s Forest Definition

Featured image: Oil palm seedlings at Tamaco Commercial Oil Palm Nursery. Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas      by World Rainforest Movement via Intercontinental Cry For decades, the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) has demanded that the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urgently reviews its forest definition, which mainly benefits the interests of industrial monoculture tree plantations … Continue reading Deceit and Destruction Behind FAO’s Forest Definition