Categories Archives: Listening to the Land

Climate change is muting fall colors, but it’s just the latest way that humans have altered US forests

This story first appeared in The Conversation. By Marc Abrams Fall foliage season is a calendar highlight in states from Maine south to Georgia and west to the Rocky Mountains. It’s especially important in the Northeast, where fall colors attract an estimated US$8 billion in tourism revenues to New England every year. As a forestry scientist, I’m often asked how climate … Continue reading Climate change is muting fall colors, but it’s just the latest way that humans have altered US forests

These Indigenous Women Are Reclaiming Stolen Land in the Bay Area

This story was first published in YES! magazine. By Deonna Anderson. On a cool morning in December, Johnella LaRose stands in a 2-acre field in east Oakland, overseeing a group of volunteers preparing a section of this land that the Sogorea Te Land Trust stewards for the arrival of a shipping container. LaRose is dressed … Continue reading These Indigenous Women Are Reclaiming Stolen Land in the Bay Area

The Problem

This is an excerpt from the book Bright Green Lies, P. 1-7 By LIERRE KEITH “Once our authoritarian technics consolidates its powers, with the aid of its new forms of mass control, its panoply of tranquilizers and sedatives and aphrodisiacs, could democracy in any form survive? That question is absurd: Life itself will not survive, … Continue reading The Problem

Our Health Depends on Indigenous Botanical Knowledge and Plants That Are Rapidly Being Destroyed

This article originally appeared in Common Dreams. The decline is one of the effects of the industrial modernization that is supposed to have brought increasing comfort, health, and advanced knowledge into our lives. By JOHN BUELL Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) – While mainstream media celebrate the remarkable development in record time of vaccines … Continue reading Our Health Depends on Indigenous Botanical Knowledge and Plants That Are Rapidly Being Destroyed

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

How to give the land back

This article originally appeared in Shareable. Featured image: A Wiyot man tends a fire in preparation of a candlelight vigil remembrance ceremony. Credit: Nick Adams By Aaron Fernando It’s common to feel a deep sense of injustice for what happened in history and to hunger to create a better future by doing good work today. But … Continue reading How to give the land back

Beavers are back: here’s what this might mean for the UK’s wild spaces

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. Editor’s note: “That repair should be the main goal of the environmental movement. Unlike the Neverland of the Tilters’ solutions, we have the technology for prairie and forest restoration, and we know how to use it. And the grasses will be happy to do most of the work … Continue reading Beavers are back: here’s what this might mean for the UK’s wild spaces

Planned dam in Philippine national park catches flak from activists, officials

A subsidiary of the San Miguel Corporation, one of the largest companies in the Philippines, has proposed a $500 million hydroelectric project that will overlap with a national park on Panay Island. Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park holds some of the central Philippines’ last stands of intact lowland rainforest, is home to endangered species including … Continue reading Planned dam in Philippine national park catches flak from activists, officials

15 Insurers Drop Trans Mountain Pipeline After Grassroots Pressure

This article originally appeared in Truthout. By Mary Lovell, Truthout Every morning, I walk along the waters of the Salish Sea on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. Most days I am lucky enough to see the pink of the sunrise over Mount Rainier. This spring, millions of tiny herring eggs covered the beach, bringing with … Continue reading 15 Insurers Drop Trans Mountain Pipeline After Grassroots Pressure

Report Reveals Indigenous Resistance Disrupts Quarter of US and Canadian Emissions

Editor’s note: In these terrifying, apocalyptic times it becomes more obvious that we are all on the same boat, whether we belong to indigenous cultures or the culture of empire. It is stunning as well as sad and embarrassing that those who have suffered the most from colonialism and genocide are those who are still … Continue reading Report Reveals Indigenous Resistance Disrupts Quarter of US and Canadian Emissions