Tags Archives: Deforestation

Following coup, Myanmar’s Indigenous vow to protect forests ‘until the end of the world’ (commentary)

Editor’s note: Deep Green Resistance stands in solidarity with the Karen people and the Revolution against the military junta in Myanmar. We will keep it in the headlines to help them raise their voice as we do with all land protectors of Mother Earth. “Until the end of the world we will not give up … Continue reading Following coup, Myanmar’s Indigenous vow to protect forests ‘until the end of the world’ (commentary)

Ayoreo appeal to Inter-American Commission to save their forest from destruction

This article originally appeared in Survival International. Featured image: The Ayoreo have previously blocked the trans-Chaco Highway to draw attention to government inaction over the destruction of their forest. © GAT/ Survival The survival of the last uncontacted tribe in South America outside the Amazon is at stake. Indigenous people living in a South American forest with one … Continue reading Ayoreo appeal to Inter-American Commission to save their forest from destruction

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

Could cute lichens and little brown bats bring real protection to Fairy Creek? [Dispatches from Fairy Creek]

This article is a follow-up of yesterday’s article. Featured image from the Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page. Fairy Creek is home to a number of species at risk, and should be protected, say several scientists. At-risk species sighted in recent months include a variety of birds, little brown bats, and a lichen described as “cute” … Continue reading Could cute lichens and little brown bats bring real protection to Fairy Creek? [Dispatches from Fairy Creek]

The RCMP’s War in the Woods [Dispatches from Fairy Creek]

Featured image from the Fairy Creek Blockade Facebook page. On August 9th, exactly one year after the first Fairy Creek blockades began, the RCMP went on a rampage that appeared to be a tyrannical temper tantrum. They bulldozed down the kitchens at HQ, destroyed the pedal bikes, stole our medical supplies, fire-fighting equipment and communications … Continue reading The RCMP’s War in the Woods [Dispatches from Fairy Creek]

New York report: East River Ecocide

Hurricane Sandy didn’t kill East River Park, but New York City is planning to. Featured image: New Yorkers protest plan to bulldoze a thousand climate-saving trees. This article originally appeared in Climate&Capitalism. by Elliot Sperber If you live in North America, chances are you haven’t just seen the hazy skies blanketing much of the continent … Continue reading New York report: East River Ecocide

Top brands failing to spot rights abuses on Indonesian oil palm plantations

Editor’s note: Since when do “Top brands” care about human (or anyone’s) rights? This article originally appeared in Mongabay. Featured image: Dayak Culture Parade to commemorate Youth Pledge Day in Anjungan village, West Kalimantan, Borneo. Image courtesy of Antonsurya12/Wikimedia Commons. A new report highlights systemic social and environmental problems that continue to plague the Indonesian … Continue reading Top brands failing to spot rights abuses on Indonesian oil palm plantations

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

Why people are risking arrest to join old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. By David Tindall, Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia The RCMP has recently been arresting protesters who had set up blockades to prevent the logging of old-growth forests on Vancouver Island. Environmentalists say the Fairy Creek watershed, near Port Renfrew, is the last old-growth area left on southern Vancouver Island, outside … Continue reading Why people are risking arrest to join old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island