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Water Protectors Shut Down Wisconsin Line 3 Construction and Warn Enbridge to “Stay Out of Minnesota”

     by Makwa Initiative Line 3 Front Line Resistance Early Wednesday morning water protectors from Camp Makwa stormed an Enbridge construction site, and delayed progress on the last unfinished Wisconsin segment of their proposed line 3 pipeline project. One individual from the Diné Nation descended into the muddy trench, climbed onto the pipe, and locked … Continue reading Water Protectors Shut Down Wisconsin Line 3 Construction and Warn Enbridge to “Stay Out of Minnesota”

Train derails in Minnesota, spills up to 30,000 gallons of oil

By Agence France-Presse Crews were working Thursday to clean up as much as 30,000 gallons of oil that spilled onto a Minnesota field after a mile-long train derailed. It was not yet clear whether the Canadian Pacific train was transporting regular crude or oil from the Alberta tar sands, but the spill will certainly add … Continue reading Train derails in Minnesota, spills up to 30,000 gallons of oil

Time is Short: The Bolt Weevils and the Simplicity of Sabotage

Resistance against exploitation is nothing new. History is full of examples of people—perfectly ordinary people—fighting back against injustice, exploitation, and the destruction of their lands and communities. They move through whatever channels for action are open to them, but often, left with no legal or political power, they turn to militant means to defend themselves. … Continue reading Time is Short: The Bolt Weevils and the Simplicity of Sabotage

Still Under Occupation

“Our land is still under occupation. Most of our people still live in exile. Dakota people are still prevented from practicing basic freedoms (even access to sacred sites). All of the systems and institutions to which we are subject are colonial in nature and they all prevent us from living freely as Dakota people. We … Continue reading Still Under Occupation

Moose populations in Minnesota crashing as climate change deteroriates health

By Daniel Cusick / Scientific American If moose disappear from the boreal forest of northern Minnesota, as some biologists predict, they will not exit with a thunderous crash. Climate extinctions come quietly, even when they involve 1,000-pound herbivores. Experts who have studied the Northwestern moose — Alces alces andersoni — believe they are witnessing one … Continue reading Moose populations in Minnesota crashing as climate change deteroriates health

Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

By Pesticide Action Network Results released today from water sampling across four Midwestern states – Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota – indicate that the endocrine disrupting pesticide atrazine is still being found in drinking water at levels linked to birth defects and low birth weight. Syngenta, one of the world’s largest pesticide corporations, has continued … Continue reading Atrazine contaminating water in four US states, causing cancer and birth defects

Sand mining for fracking industry devastating Wisconsin farms and woodlands

from http://www.ecowatch.org/ By Pilar Gerasimo The recent boom in hydrofracking for natural gas and oil has resulted in a little-reported side boom—a sand-rush in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota, where we just happen to have the nation’s richest, most accessible supply of the high-quality silica sand required for fracking operations. Unfortunately, most of that silica … Continue reading Sand mining for fracking industry devastating Wisconsin farms and woodlands

From Endangered To Problem: Wisconsin Wolf Hunt To Begin Next Week, Minnesota Set To Host Its Own Hunt

from the Earth First! Journal Editorial Collective Following the removal of wolves from the federal endangered species list last month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced that some residents will be able to hunt “problem” wolves by next week.  In little over a month the grey wolf’s designation in Wisconsin has moved from … Continue reading From Endangered To Problem: Wisconsin Wolf Hunt To Begin Next Week, Minnesota Set To Host Its Own Hunt

Gray Wolfs Delisted in Midwest, Wolf Kills to Begin Soon

from https://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that it was removing Endangered Species Act protections for the wolf in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and portions of adjoining states. After the announcement, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ordered the state Department of Natural Resources to implement a state wolf management plan. Wolves – which can … Continue reading Gray Wolfs Delisted in Midwest, Wolf Kills to Begin Soon