Activists Shut Down Cancer-Causing Plants

By Susan Cosier, Grist. -

Jeanne Hochhalter has had health problems since she was a teenager. First came the respiratory issues, then the gastrointestinal and endocrine troubles. But the heaviest blow came in 2013 when a [...]

Exposed: States Relying On ‘House Of Cards’ To Pay For Coal Mine Cleanup

By Mark Olalde, Desmog Blog. -

For more than a century-and-a-half, the forests, streams, and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains have been scraped and gashed to unearth their heart of rich black coal. These lumps of [...]

Latin Americans Fighting Mining Companies During COVID19

By Jen Moore,  Inequality -

Over the years, the mining industry has taken advantage of dictatorship, disasters, and a variety of distractions to expand operations in Latin America. In the time of Covid-19, with entire [...]

Naga Tribes Face Loss of Land And Forest Under New Law

By Robert Bociaga, Mongabay. -

The Naga tribes inhabit the hills in the northwestern corner of Myanmar and northeast India. They had long been isolated from outside culture, dwelling in independent village republics. This [...]

Group Hopes To See New Economy Emerge Based On Hawaiian Values

By Dan Nakaso, Star-Advertiser. -

A new group that wants to reboot Hawaii’s tourist-based economy in the era of the new coronavirus announced a four-step plan Tuesday to come up with ideas by August based on Native Hawaiian [...]

The Case For Degrowth In A Time Of Pandemic

By Giorgos Kalli,  Susan Paulson, Giacomo D'Alise, Federico Demaria, The Ecologist. -

To be more resilient to crises – pandemic, climatic, financial, or political – we need to build systems capable of scaling back production in ways that do not cause loss of livelihood or life. We [...]

Organizing For Environmental Justice

By Alex Gordon, Coalfield Justice. -

Young people have been paramount to just about every successful social movement in this country, with the Climate Movement, and the revolt against oil and gas being no exceptions. Regardless, we [...]

Large Indigenous Territories Are Necessary For Culture And Biodiversity

By Liz Kimbrough, Monga Bay. -

In Brazil, indigenous lands make up 13.5% of the national territory and are home to half a million indigenous peoples speaking 280 distinct languages. New research, published in the [...]

‘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 [...]

Pennsylvania Initiative To Convert Lawns Into Meadows, Forests

By Ad Crable, Bay Journal. -

Well-shorn lawns are still the norm on the grounds of parks, schools, churches, hospitals, business parks and neighborhoods. While better than exposed bare earth, such swaths of green are still [...]

Stop Reversals Of The Long-term Benefits Of The First Earth Day April 22, 1970

By Ralph Nader. -

Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was the most consequential demonstration of civic energy in modern American history. Engaging nearly 20 million Americans participating in about 13,000 local events, [...]

Little Village Covered In Dust During Respiratory Pandemic

By Mauricio Peña, Block Club Chicago. -

Chicago, IL - City officials on Sunday sought to lay the blame for the massive dust cloud that descended on Little Village on a “dishonest” developer that demolished an old coal plant smokestack [...]

The Decade Of Transformation: Being In Balance With Nature

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

In addition to COVID-19 and the economic collapse, multiple crises are reaching a peak and the world is changing as a result. How the world changes will be determined in some part by our actions. [...]

Covid-19’s Viral Lessons For Climate Heating

By Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network. -

London − There are some glimmers of hope discernible in the loss, confusion, and misery that’s spreading worldwide, and one is that Covid-19’s viral lessons could help to equip us all to tackle [...]

Oil Industry Exploits Pandemic As Excuse To Dodge Federal Regulations, Fees

By Erik Molvar, Counterpunch. -

In an act of appalling hubris, the oil and gas industry is asking the federal government to loosen enforcement of federal regulations on public lands in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [...]