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Informe de la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado

Para comprender a plenitud a alguien, debes comenzar por su nacimiento. Por lo tanto, Michelle y yo pasamos los últimos dos días buscando la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado entre el frío y la nieve que se encuentran arriba de la zona de La Poudre Pass, al norte del Parque Nacional de las Montañas … Continue reading Informe de la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado

Dispatch from the Colorado River: What Does the River Need?

     by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition When I agreed to serve as a “next friend” to the Colorado River in a first-ever federal lawsuit seeking personhood and rights of nature for the river, I agreed to represent the river’s interests in court. On a general level, it’s not difficult to … Continue reading Dispatch from the Colorado River: What Does the River Need?

Why Does the Colorado River Need to Sue For Rights?

Featured image: Dead Horse Point, Colorado River. (Clément Bardot/Wikimedia/CC-BY-SA-3.0) Editor’s note: The first Rights of Nature lawsuit in the US was filed on September 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.  The full text of the complaint can be found here.      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance On Tuesday, September 26, the Colorado River … Continue reading Why Does the Colorado River Need to Sue For Rights?

Navajo Communities Still Struggle After Mining Disaster

Featured image: The San Juan River still turns a muddy orange after a heavy rain, as sediments from the Gold King Mine spill are stirred up from the bottom.  Suzette Brewer      by Suzette Brewer / Indian Country Today Media Network SHIPROCK, New Mexico—On Friday, as the Obama administration temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline due … Continue reading Navajo Communities Still Struggle After Mining Disaster

Protect Prairie dogs! Join us Monday, March 21st, and Help Kill House Bill 16-1010

By Wildlands Defense In Colorado, a house bill has been introduced to the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee entitled “A bill for an act concerning the authorization process for the release of destructive rodent pests into a county.” If passed, this bill will make it increasingly difficult to save prairie dogs and the land … Continue reading Protect Prairie dogs! Join us Monday, March 21st, and Help Kill House Bill 16-1010

Deanna Meyer on Her Campaign to Protect Prairie Dogs in Colorado

Deanna Meyer is a long time activist with Deep Green Resistance and an organic farmer currently residing in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with degrees in Anthropology, English and went on to acquire a teaching certificate. Recently she has been involved in advocating for the forests in her area as well … Continue reading Deanna Meyer on Her Campaign to Protect Prairie Dogs in Colorado

The Castle Rock Prairie Dogs are Gone: Open Letter from an Exile

What follows is an essay from a Deep Green Resistance member. Perhaps this Open Letter serves as an epitaph for the Castle Rock Prairie Dog community, as well as a call to act. We welcome all those who would stand up in defense of the living.   Open Letter From an Exile: I wore this … Continue reading The Castle Rock Prairie Dogs are Gone: Open Letter from an Exile

Colorado River desalination plant nearing its end

The obscure Paradox Valley Unit keeps the Colorado River’s salinity levels in check for farmers, but causes quakes upstream. By Stephen Elliot / High Country News The Paradox Valley in western Colorado got its name because the Dolores River bisects it, rather than running through it in the normal topographical fashion. The landscape is short … Continue reading Colorado River desalination plant nearing its end

Prevent Naropa University from Killing Prairie Dogs

Deep Green Resistance fights for life and justice wherever we find they are threatened. Right now, Buddhist school Naropa University is planning to exterminate a colony. From change.org: Petitioning Naropa University, Todd Kilburn Save the Naropa Prairie Dogs and Withdraw the Lethal Application Filed with the City of Boulder WildLands Defense Naropa University has filed … Continue reading Prevent Naropa University from Killing Prairie Dogs

Colorado’s water plan: an end to mega projects?

Apparently, Colorado has a new water plan. Plans are good. This is cold comfort, though, given that the plan only addresses new ‘supply projects’.  We know the Colorado River is already 100% allocated (a tiny bit of industrial civilization insanity in and of itself); this article, from High Country News, projects an additional 5 million residents … Continue reading Colorado’s water plan: an end to mega projects?