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, ScheerPost.com. -

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, [...]

World Misses 2020 Biodiversity Goals

By Chloé Farand, Climate Change News. -

A draft version of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, seen by Climate Home News, reported that none of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets set in Japan in 2010 have been fully [...]

New Documentary By David Attenborough, ‘Extinction: The Facts’

By Julia P. G. Jones, The Conversation. -

We have learned so much about nature from David Attenborough’s documentaries over the past seven decades. In a new BBC film he lays bare just how perilous the state of that nature really is, why [...]

Reflecting On 12 Years In Palestine

By Mazin Qumsiyeh, Popular Resistance. -

In Palestine, I have split my time between working on human rights issues for Palestinians and working for the environment. These are not mutually exclusive as there is significant overlap. There [...]

Tired Of ‘Writing Obituaries For Coral Reefs,’ Surfing Scientists Find Ways To Save Them

By Raul Quintana, Conservation. -

Grim reports and unsettling headlines paint a bleak future for Earth’s coral reefs, which are projected to be wiped out by the end of the century due to climate change and pollution.  But [...]

‘No Mow May’ Campaign Asks Us To Leave The Lawn Alone To Help Save Bees

By Sara Burrows, Return to Now. -

April showers bring May flowers, and if you like food, you should leave those flowers alone. Not mowing in May results in greater diversity and a number of flowers throughout the summer, a [...]

NY Times Magazine Promotes GE Trees – We Set The Record Straight

By Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project. -

An article printed in today’s New York Times Magazine, “Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?” by Gabriel Popkin, is a disappointing piece of questionable journalism. In [...]

A Movement Builds To Support Wildlife In Human Spaces

By April M. Short, Portside. -

The world’s wildlife is in danger of dying off, and inevitably taking humanity out with it. Humans have destroyed enormous portions of the planet’s natural spaces, and caused a climate disaster [...]

Worse Pandemics Are On The Way If We Don’t Protect Nature

By Jordan Davidson, Ecowatch. -

A group of biodiversity experts warned that future pandemics are on the horizon if mankind does not stop its rapid destruction of nature. Writing an article published Monday by The [...]

Abrupt Ecosystem Collapse

By Robert Hunziker, Counterpunch. -

A new study in Nature (April 2020) casts a disturbing light on the prospects of abrupt ecosystem collapse. The report analyzes the probabilities of collapsing ecosystems en masse, and not simply [...]

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