Tags Archives: Water

‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit

World congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) calling for reforms to the International Seabed Authority (ISA). “Deep seabed mining is an avoidable environmental disaster,” said one expert on global ocean policy. Featured image: A pair of fish swim near the ocean floor off the coast of Mauritius. A motion calling … Continue reading ‘Momentous’ Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining Adopted at Global Biodiversity Summit

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

On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

Ana Villa has fearlessly confronted agribusiness multinationals and armed groups that have tried to take over the land where rural communities and Indigenous people live in the Colombian plains. She risks her life fighting for the rights of vulnerable communities in the municipality of Cumaribo, a region that serves as the intermediate zone between the … Continue reading On the Colombian plains, a leader stands up for her people against land theft

AUGUST 23-26: Water protectors to gather at Minnesota State Capitol in ceremony to stop Line 3 pipeline Hundreds of supporters to rally on Wednesday, August 25th

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES CONTACT: media@resistline3.org or 406-552-8764 Jennifer K. Falcon, jennifer@ienearth.org, 218-760- 9958 (St Paul)- Indigenous water protectors and allies will gather at the Minnesota State Capitol in late August for Treaties Not Tar Sands. From August 23rd to 26th, Indigenous grandmothers from White Earth Nation will hold ceremonial space on the Capitol lawn. On … Continue reading AUGUST 23-26: Water protectors to gather at Minnesota State Capitol in ceremony to stop Line 3 pipeline Hundreds of supporters to rally on Wednesday, August 25th

Is Jessica Reznicek A Terrorist?

By Paul Deaton in the Blog for Iowa. Jessica Reznicek, a 39-year-old environmental activist and Catholic Worker from Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced in federal court June 30 to eight years in prison for her efforts to sabotage construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. In November 2016, Reznicek and Ruby Montoya, a former preschool teacher, … Continue reading Is Jessica Reznicek A Terrorist?

Water Protector sentenced to 8 years in Federal Prison for actions to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

For Immediate Release Thursday, July 1st, 2021 Editor’s note: If anyone should still have any doubts that we are living in CORPORATE FASCISM, this is imminent proof. From the statement by Jessica and Ruby when they openly admitted and took full credit for carrying out eco-sabotage: “Some may view these actions as violent, but be not … Continue reading Water Protector sentenced to 8 years in Federal Prison for actions to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Biden Has a Chance to Oversee Biggest River Restoration Project in U.S. History

Editor’s note: Of course this proposal has to be framed with the usual politicians blabla and pledges about “prosperous agriculture”, “affordable, reliable clean energy” and “revitalizing the economy”, which are all bright green lies. Apart from that, any dam that will really physically be removed is a step into the right direction and an absolutely … Continue reading Biden Has a Chance to Oversee Biggest River Restoration Project in U.S. History

COVID-19 made deep-sea mining more tempting for some Pacific islands – this could be a problem

This article originally appeared in The Conversation. Featured image: Sea turtle Editor’s note: The statement in the article’s headline –that the temptation of allowing deep sea mining “could be a problem”– seems ironic. There is no doubt that deep sea mining is extremely dangerous and destructive to oceanic ecosystems which are already serverly stressed  by … Continue reading COVID-19 made deep-sea mining more tempting for some Pacific islands – this could be a problem

The Truth About the California Water Crisis

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch. By Joshua Frank “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.” – Mark Twain It doesn’t take too long once you’ve left the greater Los Angeles area, away from all the lush lawns, water features, green parkways, and manicured foliage to see that California is in the midsts … Continue reading The Truth About the California Water Crisis

Tribe, Ranchers Say Proposed Lithium Mine in Wikieup Will ‘Ruin’ Their Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

This article originally appeared on the Protect Thacker Pass Blog. Featured image: Photo of Damon Clarke, chairman of the Hualapai Tribe by Josh Kelety   Thacker Pass gets a mention in this article in the Phoenix New Times about another proposed lithium mine in Arizona, one that would use the same sulfuric acid leaching process that the … Continue reading Tribe, Ranchers Say Proposed Lithium Mine in Wikieup Will ‘Ruin’ Their Water [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]