Originally published at DeSmogBlog. By Steve Horn In a ruling on the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on U.S. public lands, U.S.District Court for the District of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl — a President Obama appointee — struck down the rules as an illegal violation… Read More
Eucalyptus plantation in Brazil. Photo: Petermann One year ago, on June 18, Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment. This ground breaking document addressed issues including GMOs and climate change – a first for the Catholic church…. Read More
by Charlie Satow, Intercontinental Cry June 14, 2016 An U’wa Indigenous Guard defending his ancestral territory. Photo: Charlie Satow Two hundred Indigenous U’wa men, women, and children have occupied Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol’s Gibraltar I gas plant… Read More
Original post here: http://www.mst.org.br/2016/06/13/sem-terra-interrompem-atividades-da-empresa-suzano-e-denunciam-problemas-socioambientais.html Note: Suzano’s subsidiary FuturaGene won permission from the Brazilian Biosafety Commission in 2015 to produce GE eucalyptus plantations. This is also mentioned below. The MST repudiates the agribusiness development model, which does not contribute to… Read More
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