Dow Chemical uses nanotechnology to turn plant life into non-biodegradable plastics

By Owen Lloyd, DGR News Service Dow Chemical, working together with Utrecht University, has found a way to develop the building blocks of plastics from the living flesh of plants, as a purportedly green alternative to oil-based production. The researchers were able to construct the widely-used plastics ethylene and propylene from an iron catalyst made … Continue reading Dow Chemical uses nanotechnology to turn plant life into non-biodegradable plastics

Marine mammals sickening from land-based animal diseases

By AFP When dead sea mammals started washing ashore on Canada’s west coast in greater numbers, marine biologist Andrew Trites was distressed to find that domestic animal diseases were killing them. Around the world, seals, otters and other species are increasingly infected by parasites and other diseases long common in goats, cows, cats and dogs, … Continue reading Marine mammals sickening from land-based animal diseases

Mid-February Report

By Ben Cutbank, Coordinator of Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin Here in the middle of February 2012, after about half of a year since forming, the Wisconsin chapter of the Deep Green Resistance (DGR) international movement is thriving. What follows is a report on recent developments from within: We have a solid core group and have … Continue reading Mid-February Report

Scientist develops “burger” from stem cells in laboratory; considers producing “panda meat”

By Ian Sample, The Guardian Lurking in a petri dish in a laboratory in the Netherlands is an unlikely contender for the future of food. The yellow-pink sliver the size of a corn plaster is the state-of-the-art in lab-grown meat, and a milestone on the path to the world’s first burger made from stem cells. … Continue reading Scientist develops “burger” from stem cells in laboratory; considers producing “panda meat”

U.S. House votes to open ANWR and coasts to oil drilling

The House of Representatives voted on Feb. 16 to open the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and along almost every acre of our coastline including off the East Coast, West Coast, the protected eastern Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Bristol Bay to oil drilling all under the guise of funding this year’s transportation bill. ... Continue reading →

Climate change killing ancient cedars in Alaska

By Bob Berwyn, Summit Voice Forest Service scientists say huge Alaska tracts of yellow-cedar trees have been dying because their roots are freezing during cold weather in late winter and early spring, when there’s no snow to protect the roots. Most climate models suggest that coastal Alaska will less snow but a persistence of periodic cold … Continue reading Climate change killing ancient cedars in Alaska

Village chief in Panama vows to continue resistance against mining interests

By Edward Helmore / The Observer As she stands among villagers in the highlands of western Panama, their chosen leader, Silvia Carrera, is an image of bucolic harmony. Then Carrera, elected chief or general cacique of the Ngäbe-Buglé community, gestures to a woman who hands her a bag of spent US riot-control equipment – rubber … Continue reading Village chief in Panama vows to continue resistance against mining interests

DGR Wisconsin to attend Milwaukee Planning Meeting to Protest NATO/G8 Summit

Members of Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin will be representing our group at the upcoming Organizer Planning Meeting to Protest NATO/G8 Summit. The meeting is taking place on Saturday, February 18th, 2012, in Milwaukee, WI. Here’s a short description from the organizers of the meeting: Antiwar, student, and labor [and radical environmental!] organizers from around the … Continue reading DGR Wisconsin to attend Milwaukee Planning Meeting to Protest NATO/G8 Summit

German police remove railway protestors locked down in defense of trees

By The Local Police cleared 1,000 protesters from a park at the Stuttgart 21 construction site overnight, making way for further work on the controversial rail project. Protesters set up barricades and some even encased their arms in concrete. City officials said on Wednesday morning they were pleased with how the operation in the Schlossgarten … Continue reading German police remove railway protestors locked down in defense of trees

Canadian government “muzzling” environmental scientists

By Pallab Ghosh / BBC News Speakers at a major science meeting being held in Canada said communication of vital research on health and environment issues is being suppressed. But one Canadian government department approached by the BBC said it held the communication of science as a priority. Prof Thomas Pedersen, a senior scientist at … Continue reading Canadian government “muzzling” environmental scientists

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