Animal Extinction Protesters Blockade McDonalds Factory

By Charlene Rodrigues, The Independent. -

Animal Rebellion protesters have barricaded a McDonald's factory in Scunthorpe in a move to get the burger chain to switch to an entirely "plant-based food menu by 2025." The ‘animal and [...]

Red Alert: Only One Earth

By The Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Ecosystem degradation is accelerated by capitalism, which intensifies pollution and waste, deforestation, land-use change and exploitation, and carbon-driven energy systems. For example, the [...]

We Hug The Trees Because The Trees Have No Voice

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

At the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the delegates decided to hold an annual World Environment Day. In 1974, the UN urged the world to celebrate that day on 5 June with [...]

The Healing Web Of Solidarity

By Alice F. Thompson and Kenneth S. Thompson, MD, Working-Class Perspectives. -

As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and [...]

Youth Launch ‘Stronger Campaign’ For UN Biodiversity Day

By Alison Kentish, Inter Press Service News Agency. -

International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on May 22 under the theme ‘we’re part of the solution.’ A network of youth groups is informing policymakers that young people are tired of [...]

Species Solidarity: Rediscovering Our Connection To The Web Of Life

By Michelle Nijhuis, Yale 360. -

If it wasn’t already clear, the Covid-19 pandemic has made it painfully obvious that our lives are entwined with the lives of other animals. Our health depends on theirs, not only because viruses [...]

‘Ecocide’ Movement Pushes For A New International Crime

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Katie Surma and Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News. -

In 1948, after Nazi Germany exterminated millions of Jews and other minorities during World War II, the United Nations adopted a convention establishing a new crime so heinous it demanded [...]

British Columbia Urged To Protect At-Risk Old Growth Forest

By Canadian Press, Vancouver Island News. -

The most at-risk ecosystems should be set aside from logging while British Columbia shifts its forestry policies toward a more sustainable system, says a forester who helped write a provincial [...]

New Environmentalism Must Demand Systemic Change

By James Gustave Speth, Truthout. -

Fifty years ago, my young daughter and I were on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the first Earth Day. A group of us were then launching the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). [...]

Protesters Say Mine Expansion Ignores Nunavut Agreement

By Beth Brown, CBC News. -

Protests continue in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, on Saturday, as a two-week environmental hearing on an expansion at the Mary River iron ore mine wraps up.    At noon Saturday, around 50 residents [...]

It’s Now Or Never — We Stare Into The Abyss

By Lee Camp, -

This column is hopeful. I promise. The northern white rhinoceros is now functionally extinct. Sudan — the last male of his kind — passed away recently. There are two females remaining but [...]

Forest Service: Cutting Snags To Eliminate Endangered Species Habitat

By Chuck Burr, Culturequake. -

It is an intentional act to seek out and cut large diameter dead trees to prevent them from becoming spotted owl and other endanger species habitat. Annual census of known spotted owl trees are [...]

EPA Approves Pesticide, Then Finds It Harms Endangered Species

By the Center for Biological Diversity. -

Washington, DC (Nov. 5, 2020) - The Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment today finding that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine is likely to harm more than 1,000 of the [...]

Reasons To Rethink The Future Of Dams

By Tara Lohan, The Revelator. -

The tide has shifted on dams. Once a monument to our engineering prowess, there’s now widespread acknowledgment that dam-building comes with a long list of harms. Some of those can be reversed, [...]

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