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A Letter and Poem, from North Carolina to Thacker Pass

Written by Caroline Williford: a Letter and Poem, from North Carolina to Thacker Pass. Caroline outlines her concerns regarding  Lithium Mining. Regardless of whether the minerals are used for fossil fuels or for electric vehicles, as far as the natural world is concerned, any form of industrial mining is as destructive as the other. We … Continue reading A Letter and Poem, from North Carolina to Thacker Pass

Brazil’s Isolated Tribes in the Crosshairs of Miners Targeting Indigenous Lands

DGR stands in strong solidarity with indigenous peoples worldwide. We acknowledge that they are victims of the largest genocide in human history, which is ongoing. Wherever indigenous cultures have not been completely destroyed or assimilated, they stand as relentless defenders of the landbases and natural communities which are there ancestral homes. They also provide living … Continue reading Brazil’s Isolated Tribes in the Crosshairs of Miners Targeting Indigenous Lands

Inside the Lithium Mining War That Could Poison the Nevada Desert’s Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

In this excerpt, Samir offers an outline of the rationale for the harmful development of lithium mines. In parallel we are also offered an outline of the development of the protest camp. While we are happy that a popular outlet like Vice News is writing about our campaign, we do not agree with all of … Continue reading Inside the Lithium Mining War That Could Poison the Nevada Desert’s Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

In this article, originally published on The Conversation, the authors describe how extractive industries use social engineering and counterinsurgency techniques to avoid or manage resistance. By Judith Verweijen, Lecturer, University of Sheffield, and Alexander Dunlap, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oslo Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe. Yet the extraction of natural … Continue reading How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% – here’s why scientists are worried

This article was originally published in The Conversation. For us as radicals, spraying pesticides is not only a horrible crime committed to our fellow beings, it is also unbelievable stupid to poison our own food chain. While all large-scale monoculture is destructive, a world wide ban of all pesticides would be a huge step forward … Continue reading A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% – here’s why scientists are worried

Press Release by Saving Okavango’s Unique Life (SOUL)

Editors note: We are publishing this release because we support all movements against extractive industries. But we want to make clear that bypassing safety precautions is standard for the oil industry and extractive corporations around the planet, and that even when the best available technologies and precautions are used, these things still kill the planet … Continue reading Press Release by Saving Okavango’s Unique Life (SOUL)

Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night’s sleep

This articles outlines scientific research regarding the harms from pesticides to bees. Originally published on The Conversation. Republished with permission. By Kiah Tasman Neonicotinoids, the most commonly used pesticides in the world, were banned in the EU in 2018. More than 99,000 people petitioned the UK government to support the ban amid a wealth of scientific evidence linking this … Continue reading Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night’s sleep

Lessons from a Mangy Coyote: Why Anticoagulant Rodenticides Must Go

This writing by Will Falk outlines the harm anticoagulant rodenticides can do to our non human kin and why they must be stopped. By Will Falk The first time I saw a coyote with mange my heart broke. Most of her fur was gone. Her skin, covered with scabs and lesions, had a sickly pink … Continue reading Lessons from a Mangy Coyote: Why Anticoagulant Rodenticides Must Go

Green Flame: Nuclear Waste: A Million Years of Cancer

This episode of the Green Flame podcast is a discussion based on the film “Ocean Poubelles.” We talk about nuclear waste, the nuclear waste industry, nuclear waste dumping, and the production of nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and nuclear medicine that results in this highly dangerous and long-lasting radioactive material. Nuclear waste is a massive issue. … Continue reading Green Flame: Nuclear Waste: A Million Years of Cancer

‘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