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Dominick A. DellaSala: The Importance of Fire in Resilient Ecosystems

Editor’s note: The following is the testimony of Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala, Chief Scientist of Geos Institute, Ashland, Oregon, before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, “Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resilience of National Forests,” on September 27, 2017. Chairman Westerman, Ranking member Hanabusa, and subcommittee … Continue reading Dominick A. DellaSala: The Importance of Fire in Resilient Ecosystems

Forest Service Ignores Environmental Law, Logs Old Growth Forest and Critical Habitat

Sick to the stomach. That’s how I felt after reading this story. But surprised? No. The USFS and other government agencies commonly ignore regulations and prioritize the economy over the natural world. That’s been their way for more than 150 years. The insanity is clear. Mick Lamar, chief of the local fire crew, defended the … Continue reading Forest Service Ignores Environmental Law, Logs Old Growth Forest and Critical Habitat

Pinyon-Juniper Forests: BLM’s False Claims to Virtue

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Featured image: The author surveying the devastation of Pinyon-Juniper deforestation (Photo: Max Wilbert)  Once I recovered from the shock I experienced witnessing the carnage produced by a Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) so-called “pinyon-juniper treatment project” just south of Spruce Mountain in Nevada, all I wanted was the … Continue reading Pinyon-Juniper Forests: BLM’s False Claims to Virtue

We just lost two million hectares of forest and two years to prevent runaway climate change…

…but at least they released the trailer for the new Star Wars film. Julian Langer / Deep Green Resistance UK Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images Children are choking to death and being prepared for evacuation as forest fires ravage Indonesia in what is probably the most severe environmental disaster of the 21st century. Endangered orangutans are losing … Continue reading We just lost two million hectares of forest and two years to prevent runaway climate change…

Stop Thinning Forests

Stop Thinning Forests was launched by a Deep Green Resistance Colorado member whose family participated in the Forest Service’s suggested forest thinning projects for private landowners. The website shares the devastating results, including before and after photos. The site carefully documents the evidence that this sort of thinning harms forests and all their community members … Continue reading Stop Thinning Forests

Anarchist Group Claims Responsibility for Arson at Police Training Centre near Bristol

An anarchist group calling themselves the Angry Foxes Cell has claimed responsibility for the fire that has ripped through the Police Firearms Training Centre in Black Rock Quarry, being built in Somerset. In their communiqué they state they used an accelerant to burn the major electrical cables which led to the blaze. Their reasons for … Continue reading Anarchist Group Claims Responsibility for Arson at Police Training Centre near Bristol

Real Support, Real Solidarity: An Interview with Chithira Vijayakumar

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Chithira Vijayakumar is a writer living in Eugene, Oregon. Her work includes participation in a theatre group that works to encourage people to intervene against oppression, and support work for the Karuk tribe, who are fighting to restore their traditional rights to engage in ceremonies that … Continue reading Real Support, Real Solidarity: An Interview with Chithira Vijayakumar

Aboriginal land management techniques beneficial to small mammal populations

By Max McClure / Stanford University Western Australia’s Martu people set small fires as a matter of course while hunting lizards. But the technique may also buffer the landscape against two extremes – overgrown brush and widespread lightning fires – that hurt Australia’s endangered small mammals. When species start disappearing, it usually makes sense to … Continue reading Aboriginal land management techniques beneficial to small mammal populations

Palm oil industry burning Indonesian orangutans into extinction to build plantations

By Oliver Milman / The Guardian The world’s densest population of orangutans is set to be “extinguished” by a massive new wave of fires that is clearing large tracts of a peat swamp forest in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, conservationists have warned. Environmentalists claim that satellite images show a huge surge in forest blazes … Continue reading Palm oil industry burning Indonesian orangutans into extinction to build plantations

Peat swamp forest set ablaze by palm oil companies, killing more than a hundred orangutans

By Kathy Marks / The Independent Fires raging unchecked in an Indonesian peat swamp forest could wipe out the remaining Sumatran orang-utans which live there, conservationists are warning. The forest is one of the last refuges of the great apes. The illegal fires, started by palm-oil companies clearing land to plant the lucrative crop, are … Continue reading Peat swamp forest set ablaze by palm oil companies, killing more than a hundred orangutans