Tags Archives: Deforestation

‘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

Forest Defenders Launch New Blockades on Vancouver Island

This is an update regarding the chronology of events for the Old Growth Blockade which strives to protect the last old-growth temperate rainforests on Vancouver island, currently facing near-total eradication by the British Columbia government and logging companies. The Rainforest Flying Squad launches the Bugaboo Creek blockade to prevent road building into the last ancient … Continue reading Forest Defenders Launch New Blockades on Vancouver Island

Stop Thinning Forests

Stop Thinning Forests is a community compilation, sponsored by Deep Green Resistance, of research and voices that speak in defense of our forests against the atrocities that are being committed on those communities in the name of “fire mitigation” and “forest health.” The Forest Service, in partnership with the timber industry, uses propaganda to promote … Continue reading Stop Thinning Forests

Why Compromise Doesn’t Work

by Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth In a recent, eloquent defense of a “no-compromise” approach to protecting our dwindling wild areas, author George Wuerthner quotes Bob Marshall, founder of the Wilderness Society: “We do not want those whose first impulse is to compromise. We want no straddlers, for, in the past, they … Continue reading Why Compromise Doesn’t Work

Land and Water Are Not Political Currency

by Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo / Talking Wings Collective Oct 9th, 2020, Movimiento por la Defensa de la Sierra, Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico Five thousand acres of cloud forest are currently being threatened in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico. This land is, at present, being held by squatters, who, with the backing of local politicians, have claimed … Continue reading Land and Water Are Not Political Currency

[Old Growth Blockade] Old-Growth Blockade Enters Fourth Month

Fairy Creek Blockade: defending old growth forests on unceded Pacheedaht territory by Reuben Garbanzo, on Lekwungen territory Joshua Wright, is a seventeen year old film-maker from Olympia, Washington with an irrepressible passion for protecting the last remaining old-growth temperate rainforests; and has handy access to a state-of-the-art digital mapping program that allows him to track … Continue reading [Old Growth Blockade] Old-Growth Blockade Enters Fourth Month

Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW

via Doug Pollock / Friends of OSU Old Growth Creating a Positive Future for the Elliott State Research Forest (ESRF): It’s important to be aware of the history and shortcomings of both OSU’s forest management and the Elliott process so we can choose a more positive path going forward. I’ve provided an update on the … Continue reading Protect The Elliott State Forest – DEADLINE TOMORROW

Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Communal house of uncontacted Indians inside the Uru Eu Wau Wau territory, photographed in 2005. © Rogério Vargas Motta/IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources). Survival International / October 14, 2020 The survival of several uncontacted tribes is now at risk after fires were set inside their territories. Activists have described this year’s … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribes’ Territories Burning As Amazon Fires Spread

Police Raid Protest Camp In Capitol Forest

The Capitol State Forest, Washington — Early Wednesday afternoon just as the fog melted off, a convoy of trucks from at least four different law enforcement agencies parked on a logging road for an unannounced raid on a camp of forest protection activists, sweeping the camp away and leaving one man in the forest canopy … Continue reading Police Raid Protest Camp In Capitol Forest

How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again

This piece from Low-Tech Magazine examines the practice of coppicing trees for firewood and other uses. The author argues that this practice offers a sustainable, low-tech, small-scale alternative to industrial logging, and doesn’t threaten to accelerate global warming. While we don’t agree with every element of this piece, it is a very important article. How … Continue reading How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again