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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Borderlands Moth in Arizona

     by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Defenders of Wildlife, along with the Center for Biological Diversity and Patagonia Area Resource Alliance, today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the Patagonia eyed silkmoth under the Endangered Species Act. The rare Patagonia eyed silkmoth is clinging … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Borderlands Moth in Arizona

Streets Stained With “Blood” as Protest Sweeps Brazil’s Capital

Featured image: by staining the streets red, the protestors are showing how much blood has been shed in the fight for the protection of indigenous lands © Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil      by Survival International Thousands of indigenous people gathered in Brazil’s capital this week, to protest against plans to destroy their lands and lives. The … Continue reading Streets Stained With “Blood” as Protest Sweeps Brazil’s Capital

The Powder Keg of Nicaraguan Politics

Featured image: Destruction in León. Source anonymous. The official death toll from explosions of state violence has risen to 63.      by Laura Blume / Intercontinental Cry Over the past week, Nicaragua has erupted in protests. While this current crisis started over pension reform, its development has revealed far greater rifts. It appears Nicaraguans have finally … Continue reading The Powder Keg of Nicaraguan Politics

Colorado Climate Lawsuit First to Hold Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for Climate Impacts

Featured image: Suncor Energy owns the only oil refinery in Colorado. Max and Dee Bernt. CC-BY-2.0 / Flickr      by Ken Kimmell / Union of Concerned Scientists WASHINGTON—The city of Boulder and two counties in Colorado are suing ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest oil company, to hold them responsible for climate change-related damage to … Continue reading Colorado Climate Lawsuit First to Hold Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for Climate Impacts

Colombia Supreme Court Rules that Amazon Region is “Subject of Rights”

Featured image: Dan From Indiana on flickr. Some Rights Reserved.  The Rights of Nature Movement continues to advance through lawmaking and court decisions.      by The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) via Intercontinental Cry MERCERSBURG, PA, USA: Today, the Colombia Supreme Court of Justice issued a decision declaring that the Amazon region in Colombia … Continue reading Colombia Supreme Court Rules that Amazon Region is “Subject of Rights”

Climate Change Jury Trial in Spokane, Washington on Hold

Spokane Judge Allows Necessity Defense; Washington State Appeals Spokane – On March 8, Spokane District Court Judge Debra Hayes issued an order allowing for the necessity defense in a jury trial scheduled to start April 23, 2018, involving a climate change protestor’s alleged delay of oil and coal trains in September 2016.  On March 30, the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney’s … Continue reading Climate Change Jury Trial in Spokane, Washington on Hold

IACHR Rules That a Healthy Environment is a Fundamental Human Right

Featured image: Mario Lopez/EPA      by Gabriella Rutherford / Intercontinental Cry Indigenous communities know all too well of the potentially devastating risks that the construction of mega-projects can entail. Time and again, such projects have led to irreparable environmental damage that harmed if not destroyed the well-being, culture, economy and traditional ways of local communities. The … Continue reading IACHR Rules That a Healthy Environment is a Fundamental Human Right

Week of Action for the Buffalo

     by Buffalo Field Campaign Mark your calendars and plan to join Buffalo Field Campaign for some winter rallies for wild buffalo! Yellowstone, Montana, and other bison managers have aims to kill upwards of 900 of the gentle giants this winter, all to appease Montana’s infamous livestock industry. The country’s last wild buffalo — … Continue reading Week of Action for the Buffalo

Help Stop Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s War On Prairie Dogs in State Parks

     by Prairie Protection Colorado Prairie Protection Colorado (PPC) has been investigating the poisoning of prairie dogs in both Cherry Creek State Park and Chatfield State Park that occurred during 2017. During this year alone, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) poisoned over 3700 prairie dog burrows in these state parks with the incredibly dangerous … Continue reading Help Stop Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s War On Prairie Dogs in State Parks

Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Featured image: Yaqui community gathering Credit: Andrea Arzaba, CC BY–SA 4.0      by Steve Horn / DeSmog Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from Indigenous peoples. Opening up the spigot for U.S. companies to sell oil and gas into Mexico was a top priority … Continue reading Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border