Tags Archives: Water

Lithium: Mining Mountains of Water

In this article Rebecca Wildbear talks about how civilization is wasting our planet’s scarce water sources for mining in its desperate effort to continue this devastating way of life. By Rebecca Wildbear Nearly a third of the world lacks safe drinking water, though I have rarely been without. In a red rock canyon in Utah, … Continue reading Lithium: Mining Mountains of Water

When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Barbara Williams The word “Minnesota” derives from one of two Dakota words, either Mni Sóta meaning clear blue water or Mnissota meaning cloudy water. Just one letter can change the entire meaning. Just one oil spill could ruin the entire ecosystem. … Continue reading When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

Interview with award winning Canadian filmmaker Julia Barnes

Just in time for Earth Week, WLRN’s April Neault interviewed Julia Barnes, producer of the new film Bright Green Lies, documenting the fundamental problems with ‘green’ energy. Award winning Canadian filmmaker Julia Barnes sat down with WLRN member, April Neault, on April 16th to discuss her newest documentary entitled Bright Green Lies, based on the … Continue reading Interview with award winning Canadian filmmaker Julia Barnes

Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition

For Immediate Release: Press Contact: Jennifer K. Falcon, jennifer@ienearth.org, 218-760-9958 ___________________________________________________________________________ Washington D.C. (April 9th, 2021)- The Army Corp announced today that they will not be shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline despite it lacking the proper operating and environmental permits. This move continues to ignore the treaties and voices of the Standing Rock Tribal Nation who … Continue reading Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition

Seagrass Meadows Shrank by 92% in UK Waters – Restoring Them Could Absorb Carbon Emissions and Boost Fish

This article outlines the effects of environmental destruction, specifically seagrass meadows, and explains how effective they are as a carbon sink. By Richard K.F. Unsworth, Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology, Swansea University; Alix Green, PhD Candidate in Conservation Biology, UCL; Michael A. Chadwick, Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Biology, King’s College London; Peter JS Jones, Reader … Continue reading Seagrass Meadows Shrank by 92% in UK Waters – Restoring Them Could Absorb Carbon Emissions and Boost Fish

How Climate Change Is Reducing Numbers Of Humpback Whale Calves In The North-West Atlantic

Written by Christian Ramp and originally published in The Conversation. This article highlights evidence linking reduction in reproduction of the humpback whale and climate change. Climate change is having a serious impact on the world’s oceans in various ways, ranging from its devastating effects on tropical coral reefs to melting polar sea ice. But until now, it wasn’t … Continue reading How Climate Change Is Reducing Numbers Of Humpback Whale Calves In The North-West Atlantic

News Alert: Support Needed To Oppose Dam Accross Zambezi River

News Alert: Land and water defenders are opposing the creation of a dam across the Zambezi River. They are requesting support to highlight concerns. We encourage you to comment on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) before it closes on January 25th. The Zambezi River Authority needs to capture grievances for their Responses Report for the ESIA.  You can access the ESIA here … Continue reading News Alert: Support Needed To Oppose Dam Accross Zambezi River

Despite Covid Slowdown – Upper Ocean Temperatures Set a New High Record in 2020

Originally published on Climate and Capitalism Over 90% of the excess heat due to global warming is absorbed by the oceans. Heat content change in the upper 2000 meters of the global ocean. (Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, January 2021) Even with the Covid-19-related small dip in global carbon emissions due to limited travel and other … Continue reading Despite Covid Slowdown – Upper Ocean Temperatures Set a New High Record in 2020

Whale Populations Still at a Fraction of Historic Levels

Derrick Jensen interviews activists each week. This week Derrick interviews Cayte Bosler. Cayte is an investigative environmental journalist and a graduate student at Columbia University. She researches solutions for protecting biodiversity and has worked with land-based communities and wildlife defenders throughout Latin America. Her interest is in chronicling community-led resistance to exploitation and ecological abuse … Continue reading Whale Populations Still at a Fraction of Historic Levels

Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction

Reporting from amidst fields of fracking wells in Colorado, Trinity La Fay writes about the conscious experience of being in relationship to the place she lives, and the disconnect between people and land needed to maintain the destruction. Experience Is Not An Abstraction by Trinity La Fey On the Colorado Rising website, the maps of … Continue reading Fracking: Our Experience Is Not An Abstraction