By Inderscience Publishers Biofuels will serve the interests of large industrial groups rather than helping to cut carbon emissions and ward off climate change, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Health this month. Simone Vieri of the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy, explains that, in its policies … Continue reading New study: Biofuel production benefits industrial capitalists, not planet
By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Construction on Brazil’s megadam, Belo Monte, has been halted again as around 150 demonstrators, most of them from nearby indigenous tribes, have occupied the main construction site at Pimental. Over a hundred indigenous people joined local fishermen who had been protesting the dam for 24 days straight. Indigenous people and … Continue reading Indigenous people re-occupy Belo Monte construction site
Alternative technologies cannot replace easily transportable, liquid fossil fuels, nor are they sustainable; they require mining, smelting, refining. Most of the rare earth minerals required for wind, solar, and battery technologies are mined in Mongolia and western China by near-slaves. Lakes of toxic waste mark the production sites. These technologies do nothing to address global … Continue reading Is "Alternative Energy" Sustainable?
By Le Monde From the air it looks like a huge lake, fed by many tributaries, but on the ground it turns out to be a murky expanse of water, in which no fish or algae can survive. The shore is coated with a black crust, so thick you can walk on it. Into this … Continue reading Electric cars and wind farms spurring ecological and social devastation in China
By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Climate scientists are clear that modern human societies are changing the atmosphere of the planet, mainly by clearing forests, grasslands, wetlands, and other natural ecosystems for the purposes of development and logging and by burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. These activities are releasing … Continue reading Max Wilbert: What Would A Real Transition To A Sustainable Society Look Like?
By Daan Bauwens / Inter Press Service Despite growing evidence that biofuel production is causing food insecurity around the world, the new European Union policy blueprint on renewable energy ignores the social effects of biofuels. Last week, Guatemalan victims of the food crisis came to Brussels to make European policy makers aware of the problem. … Continue reading Biofuels rush causing hunger, land theft, habitat destruction, and massive release of carbon
By Amazon Watch While the Brazilian Government prepares to host the Rio+20 United Nations Earth Summit, 3,000 kilometers north in the country’s Amazon region indigenous peoples, farmers, fisherfolk, activists and local residents affected by the construction of the massive Belo Monte Dam project began a symbolic peaceful occupation of the dam site to “free the … Continue reading Three hundred people breach earthen dam, free Xingu River from Belo Monte project
Chris Byron // Deep Green Resistance Orlando May Day is one of the last vestiges of worker solidarity in the United States. Initially the holiday was a left-wing celebration of union organizing, and a protest against the state for executing seven innocent anarchists. Both are on the decline. Union membership in the United States has … Continue reading May Day or Mayday?
“They aren’t going to stop destroying the planet until we make it too costly for them to continue. THE SOONER WE DO, THE BETTER.” If we really believed what scientists are telling us about global warming, the fire engines of every fire department would sound their sirens and race to the nearest factory to extinguish … Continue reading CrimethInc's Field Guide to False Solutions
By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance The latest work by John Michael Greer, The Blood of the Earth, synthesizes his thinking on two seemingly disparate subjects: magic, and peak oil. At this point, some cynical readers may suspect that the book is an effort at showing how magic can be used to produce oil … Continue reading Book Review: The Blood of the Earth