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‘Great concern’ as study finds microplastics in human placentas

By Elizabeth Claire Alberts / Mongabay A new study has found microplastics present inside human placentas, which could potentially affect fetal health and development. The microplastics probably entered the women’s bodies through ingestion and inhalation, and then translocated to the placentas, the study suggests. While further research needs to be done on the subject, it … Continue reading ‘Great concern’ as study finds microplastics in human placentas

Net Zero and Other Climate Delusions

Facing The Truth by Elisabeth Robson “In order to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other, and especially to ourselves.” — Derrick Jensen On November 6, 2020, I allowed myself one breath out, a breath of relief that a despicable administration and its despicable leader have been voted out of … Continue reading Net Zero and Other Climate Delusions

From Megafauna to Mecha-Fauna

Children no longer grow up in relationship with wild beings. Big machines are filling that void. by Max Wilbert My nephew is two-and-a-half years old. His language capabilities are exploding, and he is growing fast. Like most toddlers, he is a wellspring of boundless energy and pure love. On our walks through Pacific Northwest forests, … Continue reading From Megafauna to Mecha-Fauna

Why Today’s Bright Green Environmentalists Won’t Save the Planet

By Lierre Keith, Derrick Jensen, and Max Wilbert “The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind,” Rachel Carson wrote.“That, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done.” Silent Spring, which inspired the modern environmental movement, was more than a critique of pesticides, … Continue reading Why Today’s Bright Green Environmentalists Won’t Save the Planet

Alarm As Exploratory Drilling For Oil Begins In Northern Namibia

This article was written by Jim Tan on 28 December 2020 By Jim Tan / Mongabay Reconnaissance Energy Africa, an oil and gas company with headquarters in Canada, has recently begun exploratory drilling in northern Namibia. Conservationists and local communities are concerned over the potential environmental impact that oil and gas extraction could have on such … Continue reading Alarm As Exploratory Drilling For Oil Begins In Northern Namibia

The Blue Jay and The Great Conjunction

In this reflective writing Will Falk offers his thoughts on the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, human civilization and his thoughts on the natural world. By Will Falk I viewed the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn from my parents’ back porch in Castle Rock, CO, a Denver suburb. It took my dad and I several … Continue reading The Blue Jay and The Great Conjunction

The Rules: Animal Testing and the SHAC 7

Trinity writes about The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the seven ‘Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty’ (SHAC 7) members who were originally charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Trinity La Fey is clear in her writing: we all need to act as one to stop the destruction. The Rules by Trinity La Fey Josh … Continue reading The Rules: Animal Testing and the SHAC 7

‘Scorched Earth’: Trump Admin Finalizes Sweeping Clearcutting Rule

In this article Shad Engkilterra exposes plans to expand clearcutting across vast portions of the U.S., to fast track the process, bypass environmental laws and regulations, and destroy forests on a huge scale. ‘Scorched Earth’: In Final Days, Trump Admin Finalizes Sweeping Clearcutting Rule Across West, While Cutting Public out of the Process by Shad Engkilterra … Continue reading ‘Scorched Earth’: Trump Admin Finalizes Sweeping Clearcutting Rule

Have the Machines Already Taken Over?

This article describes the madness of consumption, the accumulation of things, and the impact of consumerism on the human state of being and on the natural world. by Phil Knight / Counterpunch According to Ron Milo and his colleagues at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, in 2020 the mass of artificial, human made objects … Continue reading Have the Machines Already Taken Over?

Green Revolution: A Misnomer

By Salonika The Green Revolution is a misnomer: it sounds like a radical environmental movement when it’s the exact opposite of that. It is a movement led by corporations (including the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation) to further reinforce the class-based heierarchy, while spreading an ecocidal practice across the world. The Green Revolution has … Continue reading Green Revolution: A Misnomer