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Why We Should Change How We Talk About Nonhuman Animals

We wouldn’t say “it” or “that” when referring to humans, so why would we for other sentient individuals? This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Debra Merskin, Carrie P. Freeman and Alicia Graef Happy has to be one of the most ironic names for … Continue reading Why We Should Change How We Talk About Nonhuman Animals

Listening To Earth

By Rebecca Wildbear I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 21. Scientifically, the odds were that I would die. They could have rolled me aside and let it happen, but doctors and loved ones did what they could to keep me alive. They tried to save my life even though they did not know … Continue reading Listening To Earth

Glyphosate’s Toxic Legacy Exposed: Why This Weedkiller Should Be Banned

Editor’s note: As radical environmentalists, we can not understand how any culture can be so stupid to put poison on their own food. The widespread application of herbicides, pesticides and all kinds of poisonous chemicals to our holy mother earth’s surface as an attempt to control weed and insect “pests” is just another expression of … Continue reading Glyphosate’s Toxic Legacy Exposed: Why This Weedkiller Should Be Banned

Earth tipping points could destabilize each other in domino effect: Study

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. A new risk analysis has found that the tipping points of five of Earth’s subsystems — the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the Greenland Ice Sheet, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Amazon rainforest — could interact with each other in a destabilizing … Continue reading Earth tipping points could destabilize each other in domino effect: Study

Crisis in Yanomami territory as goldminers launch series of attacks

This article originally appeared on Survival International’s website. Featured image: Yanomami people in the community of Palimiú flee as illegal miners open fire at them from a passing boat. © Survival A major humanitarian crisis is engulfing the Yanomami. In the last few months several communities have been subjected to repeated, violent attacks by heavily armed goldminers … Continue reading Crisis in Yanomami territory as goldminers launch series of attacks

Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California’s North Coast: Mendocino County’s Jackson Demonstration State Forest

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch. By Cal Winslow Logging has begun in Jackson State Demonstration Forest, 48,000 acres of state owned redwood forestland in Mendocino County in Northern California. The forest consists mostly of heavily cut over land – probably logged several times since logging in the County began in the 1860s. This continued when … Continue reading Stopping the Logging of Redwoods on California’s North Coast: Mendocino County’s Jackson Demonstration State Forest

Forest loss in mountains of Southeast Asia accelerates at ‘shocking’ pace

This article originally appeared in Mongabay. Southeast Asia is home to roughly half of the world’s tropical mountain forests, which support massive carbon stores and tremendous biodiversity, including a host of species that occur nowhere else on the planet. A new study reveals that mountain forest loss in Southeast Asia is accelerating at an unprecedented … Continue reading Forest loss in mountains of Southeast Asia accelerates at ‘shocking’ pace

Unearthing the buried truth about green mining

This article originally appeared in The Ecologist. Republished under Creative Commons 4.0. Editor’s note: It’s very important to be clear about the destructiveness of mining and organize resistance against governments and cooperations. While this article is only very cautiously mentioning degrowth, scaling back, and recycling as “solutions”, we believe that societies have to reject and … Continue reading Unearthing the buried truth about green mining

Lithium harms and false hopes in recycling [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

We often hear from people who say that “lithium is better than oil & gas” and that “we’ll be able to recycle all the lithium we’ll need”. These are common misconceptions about both the realities of lithium mining and what it does to the Earth, and about recycling. As Max describes in these two videos, … Continue reading Lithium harms and false hopes in recycling [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

Editor’s note: The Brexit gives the UK the chance to become independent from the very destructive EU agricultural policy. This is the time for UK activists to step up for rewilding. Featured image: Forest in Somerset, UK. Photo by Deb Barnes By Lisa Malm, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University, and Darren Evans, Professor of … Continue reading Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped